Peyton Reed Talks Ant-Man and the Wasp

Tuesday, 08 December 2015 - 8:24PM
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Ant-Man
Ant-Man and The Wasp
Tuesday, 08 December 2015 - 8:24PM
Peyton Reed Talks Ant-Man and the Wasp
Ant-Man was a surprising Marvel movie in a couple of ways. For one, it was actually pretty good, which it had no business being given all of the problems in its production. And secondly, it was a superhero heist movie, a genre that hadn't really ever been scene before but one that worked beautifully. So now with the film earning itself a sequel in Ant-Man & the Wasp, should we expect more of the same? 

Not according to director Peyton Reed. Comic Book Resources sat down with Reed to talk about the sequel, and the director revealed the film will be of an entirely different genre: 

Opening quote
"I think there's probably going to be some aspects that maybe call back to the tone of this movie, but for "Ant-Man and the Wasp," we have an entirely different template. We know what that template is, and we have an entirely different genre template for that movie. But it's going to remain a surprise."
Closing quote


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Looks like Reed has the Marvel company code of secrecy down pretty well when it comes to the film's tone, but he did hint that we could see more of Ant-Man's other persona's in the next film, so a Giant-Man appearance may not be out of the question:

Opening quote
"I mean, [the multiple identities are] such a crucial part of his character in the comics. I think to ignore that would be crazy, because there's a lot of rich stuff. Not only with the different sort of super heroic identities that he had in the comics, but just his psychology. I mean, we do set up in the movie that when Scott [Lang] says to [Hank Pym], 'Why don't you just put on the suit?' He's like, 'I can't. I did it for a long time, and it took a toll on me.' It's like, 'Well, what does that mean, exactly?' I think there are a lot of things that we're going to explore in the next one that will explain a lot of that stuff."
Closing quote


Reed also discusses the possibility of Michael Douglas' wife Catherine Zeta-Jones coming on board to play Janet van Dyne, what makes these characters different from the rest of the MCU, and how he hopes Adam McKay will return to writers room. Overall, we get the sense that Reed is very excited and passionate about the project, and that gets us excited, too.


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