Will Ferrell collaborator Adam McKay came on to save the Ant-Man movie after director Edgar Wright bowed out, and he and star Paul Rudd rewrote the script. According to McKay, the two added more action sequences and made it "it a little bigger, a little more aggressive, make it funnier in places—we just basically did a rewrite. Edgar had a really good script. But we just had a blast, and Rudd was just so much fun to write with."
Apparently Rudd is actually super good at writing dialogue—is there anything this guy can't do? "I’ve always known Paul Rudd’s a really good writer from improvising with him on set, but I had no idea he was that good—he’s really great with dialogue," McKay said. "I was really proud of what we did, I really thought we put some amazing stuff in there and built on an already strong script from Edgar Wright and sort of just enhanced some stuff."
The Marvel movie is scheduled to hit theaters July 17, 2015.