Peyton Reed Returns To Direct ‘Ant-Man 3’ For Marvel Studios
Monday, November 4th, 2019 at 12:00 pm
There are few Marvel Cinematic Universe film franchises that don’t have a trilogy. Spider-Man nearly didn’t get one, and we all know why, but thankfully that was avoided. One Marvel title that hasn’t gotten three standalone films yet is the one that is often overlooked: Ant-Man.
That all changed this past weekend as Peyton Reed, who directed Ant-Man (2015) and Ant-Man and the Wasp (2017), signed on to direct the third installment of the film franchise for Marvel Studios. More on the report below.
The Hollywood Reporter was the first to report on Reed’s return to Marvel Studios to direct Ant-Man 3 or Ant-Man and the Wasp 2. Of course, with the way that Marvel has been tilting their films, it’s not likely they will go with something numerical. That is reversed for something like Iron Man or Guardians of the Galaxy.
It’s not exactly clear what the film will be about, so your guess is as good as ours. Ant-Man 3 could possibly explore how the titular character is dealing with the aftermath of Avengers: Endgame. After all, Scott Lang was one of the few who survived being blipped after begin stuck in the quantum realm for the better part of five years – which felt like five minutes for him. But there is a possibility that it could be dealing with something else.
Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly are both expected to return to reprise their roles as Scott Lang and Hope Van Dyne, respectfully. It will be the fifth time that Rudd has played the character, with Lilly playing the role for the fourth time.
We’ll keep you posted as soon as more developments come in.