Peyton Reed Will Return to Direct Marvel's 'Ant-Man and the Wasp'

October 22, 2015
Source: THR

Peyton Reed & Paul Rudd

Recently, Marvel (and Disney) announced that the sequel to Ant-Man would be titled Ant-Man and the Wasp and is slated to arrive in theaters July of 2018. We already know, and certainly expect, that actor Paul Rudd will be back as Scott Lang, aka Ant-Man. Now THR is reporting that director Peyton Reed is also returning for the sequel, and is in negotiations to direct Ant-Man and the Wasp as his next feature. Most will remember that Peyton was chosen to replace Edgar Wright, who left after working on the project for a long time. The movie still turned out pretty good, the sequel is already in the works, and Reed will be back.

Before getting into the Marvel Universe, Peyton Reed was making mostly comedies including Bring It On, Down with Love, The Break-Up and Yes Man with Jim Carrey. Marvel's Ant-Man movie ended up with a box office total of $178 million in the US, plus another $276 million worldwide, meaning it certainly earned enough money to justify a sequel. Aside from Rudd and Reed returning, we can expect to see Evangeline Lilly starring as the Wasp in this next one. Exact plot details are unknown and writers haven't been specified, but this project is obviously moving along at a swift pace with everything coming together to hit that 2018 release. Hopefully everyone who enjoyed how the Ant-Man movie turned out are ready for more.

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  • The movie seemed so stock...nothing really impressive or innovative really made this a genuine superhero movie. I want Edgar back.
    • OfficialJab
      I sort of agree, except the subatomic concept, which probably won't be revisited. It was brief, but might be the best bit of film in the MCU so far. Then again it's practically a regular thing if you're watching Cosmos or something on NatGeo or something. Still, a lot more potential than most Marvel movie properties right now. You need to go through the growing pains of character introduction unfortunately.
    • davidshaw
      oh get over yourself and quit sounding so entitled and elitist
    • cg
      I have to agree, the film is quite forgettable. It was formulaic and basic though it did have its bits of entertainment.
  • TheOct8pus
    They must bring back Michael Douglas as Hank Pym, no party. Still ruing the exclusion of Wright however....
    • davidshaw
      1) of course he'll be back, Douglas LOVED being in the movie and has begged to cameo in an Avengers film 2) quit being an ass about that
      • TheOct8pus
        Hey! Don't piss on my gripe parade! It's going to take me a while to get over that…
  • Jon Odishaw
    I was impressed by the climax of the first one. The rest of it was sort of fun at best. You could feel that something wasn't quite Wright. Still better than either Thor movie.
    Cool! This movie was in and out of Korea...shame really. Reed did good for the shit show he entered. Let us (lettuce) hope the confluence of bad luck the first one had was NOT its X-factor that made it good (confusing).




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