Updates Regarding Ant-Man And The Wasp

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Not too long ago we heard that Peyton Reed is in negotiations to helm the upcoming Ant-Man sequel titled “Ant-Man And The Wasp”. In a recent interview, he stated that while he is still in the negotiation phase, but did state that it is looking good for him to take over as director once more. He stated that “I think one of the appealing thing about coming back for a sequel is to be able to build it from the ground up this time. Also, 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 character’s origins, we can go in some weird, unique and different territory.”[1]

The first film certainly was a nice spin on the classic superhero origin film with it focusing on passing on the mantle of an already existing hero, it still will be interesting to see how the Wasp will come to play in the upcoming film. That isn’t all, as Adam McKay, who co-wrote the film’s final draft alongside Paul Rudd from the original script written by Joe Cornish and Edgar Wright, who left the project shortly before production began. In a recent interview he stated that he may return to write the script alongside Rudd, as he stated in an interview: “I was talking to Rudd about it the other day. We’ll see what happens, but that would certainly be fun. I loved working with Marvel. And I have a couple of projects in development. One of them is more dramatic, one’s more comedy, still with a little bit of political teeth to it. And There’s a TV show idea I’ve been kicking around.” Sadly, he doesn’t point out if any of these projects could potentially be Marvel-related.[2]

That isn’t all regarding Ant-Man, as the actor Michael Douglas, who played the original Ant-Man Hank Pym has stated that he was already approached to reprise his character once more in the upcoming sequel, as he was the only unconfirmed main cast member from the film. “I just got a call recently – they want to negotiate for a sequel and I thought “That’s great!” Hopefully, I won’t have to carry quite as much expositional dialogue as the first one but I had a wonderful time doing it. Just a great, great time. The cast was fantastic. Paul, Evangeline, Michael Pena – I’m sure he’ll be back. If they can scrape Corey Stoll off the wall, I’m sure they’ll want him too – he’s such a good villain. And Peyton too. It was a lovely experience, so you know, I welcome it. I chuckle about being involved with a movie that already has a release date in 2018. Ya know, it’s hard to conceive of that, but it’s all good, all the way around, it’s all good.”[3]

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