Sunday, 22 November 2015

Peyton Reed in talks to direct Ant-Man And The Wasp

Following the announcement earlier this month that Marvel will be slotting Ant-Man sequel Ant-Man And The Wasp into their Phase Three plans, new now arrives via The Hollywood Reporter brings news that the studio are looking to have director Peyton Reed back on board for the new movie.

Reed is mentioned as in negotiations, which means he is close to a deal to call the shots once more. Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lily, who signed the usual multi-film Marvel contract, will return as Scott Lang and Hope Van Dyne, and we would be surprised if Michael Douglas, Michael Peña, Judy Greer and other members of the first film's cast weren't already in consideration to show up once more.

Of course, while it already has a release slot of July 2018), the film still needs a script and that will be the next step once Reed is aboard. The original featured contributions from Edgar Wright (The World's End), Joe Cornish (Attack The Block), Rudd and Adam McKay (Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy), plus uncredited work from in-house duo Gabriel Ferrari and Andrew Barrer, who wrote new drafts as shooting took place.

There is no word on what the story might be, though of course the title has us thinking Hope will get her turn in the character and action spotlight and the plot may well be tinged with the fallout from Captain America: Civil War, which will see Scott briefly pop up. That film lands here on 29 April next year.

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