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Michael Pena

No small feat: 'Ant-Man' wins over critics

No small feat: 'Ant-Man' wins over critics

As perhaps befits a movie about a superhero who can shrink to insectoid scale and return to normal size in the blink of an eye, expectations for Marvel Studios' "Ant-Man" have shifted wildly during the course of its scrambled production process.

Originally developed by genre-savvy filmmaker Edgar Wright, who departed the project over creative differences with Marvel, "Ant-Man" was ultimately helmed by Peyton Reed, a director known for comedies like "Yes Man" and "Bring It On" but short on action bona fides.

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