Director Peyton Reed has been chosen to direct Marvel Comics long-awaited film Ant-Man. Following weeks of speculation by media reports on who the director would be, Reed has now been picked. The plot for Ant-Man follows con-man Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) who has the ability to shrink in size and increase his strength, as his mentor Dr Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) helps him to find his inner hero. Former director Edgar Wright left the film over creative differences, and since then, Marvel has been interviewing a list of candidates, none of which they thought could achieve their vision for the film. Reed recently directed the film Yes Man starring Jim Carrey. Ant-Man will be released in UK cinemas on July 17, 2015.