Ant-Man director Peyton Reed says Scott Lang will be an ‘even bigger fugitive’ in the sequel, Ant-Man and the Wasp.
Speaking to Modern Myth Media on where he sees the film going, Reed said:
Well he’s a fugitive in most of the first Ant-Man movie. He’s just a bigger fugitive now. I think that’s one of the fun things and challenges about the Marvel movies for us, for the directors and for the writers, is you do have to sort of consider what happened in the previous movies in terms of your jumping-off point for those characters. It’s something we talked a lot about early on and we definitely have stuff figured out, so there will be some big leaps forward.
On the Wasp’s role in the film, Reed says Hope Van Dyne will be just as integral to the story as Scott.
It’s something we’re excited about. For me as a comic nerd, I always thought of Ant-Man and Wasp as a team and that’s a lot of what the second movie is really about is how they work together, what their personal and professional relationships are like. To show her finally fully formed in this movie is really exciting. We really get to introduce this character into that universe. I mean we’ve introduced the character, but we haven’t seen her with her full power set and everything, so to me she’s not a supporting character in this movie. It’s every bit as much her movie as it is Scott Lang’s.
Read more of Peyton Reed’s comments at Modern Myth Media.
Ant-Man and the Wasp will be in theaters on July 6, 2018.SuperFable