While McKay is primarily known for his comedic work, he is hardly unfamiliar with the world of superhero movies. Before he became involved with Irredeemable, he made his mark on the Marvel Cinematic Universe by contributing to the script for Ant-Man as well the screenplay for it’s 2018 sequel Ant-Man and The Wasp.
Taking a break from such light-hearted fare, McKay proceeded to tell the story of the 2008 financial crash in the critically-acclaimed The Big Short, raising his profile further. It appears his success with that film, combined with his experience working on the Ant-Man films, has convinced Fox that he can handle a major project like Irredeemable:
Irredeemable was first published in 2009 and tells the story of a Superman-like character, The Plutonian, who one days snaps and becomes the world’s greatest supervillain, flooding continents and killing millions. The former hero’s allies, a team of heroes called The Paradigm, are the only ones that can stop him all while on the run from his god-like rage. As the team tries to uncover his secrets and find a way to stop him, they must figure out what drove him to the edge and team up with their former enemies to stop their friend. What happens to the world when its savior betrays it?
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