By Julia Emmanuele, Hollywood Staff
Since Edgar Wright stepped down as director of the upcoming Ant-Man movie, speculation about who Marvel would pick to replace him has been steadily growing. Currently, the two frontrunners are We're The Millers director Rawson Thurber and Ruben Fleischer, the latter of whom is best known for his work on Zombieland and Gangster Squad. However, according to The Wrap, Ant-Man isn't the only blockbuster franchise hoping to convince Fleischer to step behind the camera, as he is reportedly being considered to take the helm of Ghostbusters 3.
Like Ant-Man, Ghostbusters 3 has been in the works for a long time, and has weathered everything from the death of Harold Ramis to the difficulties of finding a replacement for Ivan Reitman to Bill Murray's refusal to reunite with his former co-stars. Having Fleischer on board would be a major step in the right direction for the project, mostly because it would allow them to actually make that tentative 2015 start date. If the rumors are true, it puts Fleischer in the difficult position of having to decide between two major blockbuster films. To make things a little easier on him, we've broken each film down to see whether the rewards outweigh the risks and whether ants or ghosts are better suited to his sensibilities.