Petyon Reed Talks Returning For ‘Ant-Man & The Wasp’; Briefly Comments On ‘Captain America: Civil War’

Many were pleasantly surprised last month when Marvel unexpectedly added Ant-Man & The Wasp to their upcoming Phase Three slate of films. Shortly after this news broke, it was also revealed that Ant-Man director Peyton Reed was in negotiations with the studio to return for the 2018 sequel. While speaking with Yahoo movies, the director confirmed that they are currently in negotiations at the moment but that it’s “looking pretty good”. The director further commented on the sequel and the exciting direction they might be taking the film. 

I think one of the appealing things about coming back for a sequel is to be able to build it from the ground up this time. Also, [there’s] stuff that we clearly set up in the first movie that we want to pay off and have fun with in the second movie. Since we know the origins, we can go in some weird, unique and different territory.

When asked about the title and it giving equal billing to both characters, the director commented that it “just happened to be organic for the characters of Ant-Man and Wasp, [so] it worked.” Reed further commented on the inclusion of The Wasp as a main character in the upcoming film. 

Her last line in the movie — ‘It’s about damn time’ — [is] very much about her specific character and arc in that movie, but it is absolutely about a larger thing. It’s about damn time: We’re going to have a fully realized, very very complicated hero in the next movie who happens to be a woman.

We aren’t going to have to wait until 2018 for more Scott Lang though. The character will also appear in the next year’s highly-anticipated Captain America: Civil War. The director has actually even read the film’s script and seen some rough footage in order to make sure that the Russo brothers’ and his plans line up. Reed described both as being “fantastic” and admits that he’s a bit jealous of letting someone else work with the character. 

There was definitely a point where I was a little envious,” he joked. “I felt a proprietary thing over that character. I remember to say to Paul, ‘You’re going down to Atlanta to work with those other guys?’ It was like my girlfriend had left me for someone else.

I don’t know about you guys but Ant-Man & The Wasp is one of my most-anticipated films of the Phase Three slate. The first film became one of my favorite solo films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and I can’t wait to see where they take the character next, especially after Reed’s above comments. Let us know your thoughts on the sequel and Reed’s comments below. 

Source: Yahoo Movies

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