‘Ant-Man And The Wasp’ Director Loves The Idea Of A Hank Pym Prequel

In an interview with Collider, 'Ant-Man and the Wasp' director Peyton Reed says that he would love to work on a prequel for the franchise.

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Collider recently was able to interview Ant-Man and the Wasp director Peyton Reed as well as Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige. The duo were asked a range of question, but one in particular brought up an exciting prospect for the future.

When Reed was asked if he would ever make a prequel Ant-Man movie starring Hank Pym the director excitedly responded:

“I love the glimpses that we see of Hank Pym in action, in the glory days. In both movies, that’s exhilarating to me. I also know how much Michael [Douglas] loves to put on a suit. It’s just one of his favorite things. I love the idea. That’s probably a Kevin [Feige] question, but I love the idea of that the Marvel Universe is set up in a way where you can potentially tell any of these stories, in any time period. It was one of the thrills, in the first movie, to have that scene with Hank Pym, to introduce Hank Pym into the MCU and retroactively place him back with Howard Stark and Peggy Carter. I love that because, in the comics, he’s one of the original scientist superheroes. So, who knows what’s next? Nobody knows.”

When Feige was asked when the announcement for that movie would be on its way the exec had this to say, “I’d love to work with everybody [in this film], many times for many, many years to come.” The same type of optimistically ambiguous statement Marvel fans have come to expect from Feige.

Would you be interested in an Ant-Man prequel movie? Sound off in the comments below!

Here is the synopsis for Ant-Man and The Wasp:

From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes a new chapter featuring heroes with the astonishing ability to shrink: “Ant-Man and The Wasp.” In the aftermath of “Captain America: Civil War,” Scott Lang (Rudd) grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne (Lilly) and Dr. Hank Pym (Douglas) with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside The Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from their past.

Directed by Peyton Reed, Ant-Man and the Wasp stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne, Michael Douglas as Hank Pym, Michael Peña as Luis, David Dastmalchian as Kurt, Judy Greer as Maggie, Randall Park as Agent Jimmy Woo, Laurence Fishburne as Dr. Bill Foster, Walton Goggins as Sonny Burch, Hannah John-Kamen as the Ghost, and Michelle Pfeiffer as Janet van Dyne.

Source: Collider