When “Captain America: Civil War” debuted earlier this year, fans were delighted to see not only the new Spider-Man, but also Ant-Man, who finally turned into his gigantic self in the film. Sadly, not all fans were excited for it -- including “Ant-Man” director Peyton Reed.
Speaking recently to Moviefone, Reed was asked how he felt about letting his own film's characters go into another movie -- and while he said he did enjoy the film, he also remarked that it was a bit of a “mixed bag." “When I first found out -- gosh, I don't know, two years ago, a year-and-a-half ago -- that "Civil War" was going to get the Giant-Man premiere, I was like "No!" But, now, I've since recovered, and we have a lot more in store for Scott Lang in this movie.”
Thankfully, we can still expect to see a lot of cool stuff in the upcoming sequel, “Ant-Man and the Wasp” (currently set for a Summer 2018 release). Specifically, we’ll get our first look at the Wasp in that movie, before she makes the move to the fourth Avengers film. “After Ant-Man, now we get to see Wasp, so really designing her look, the way she moves, the power set, and figuring out, sort of, who Hope van Dyne is as a hero -- because we know her in a certain context in the first movie, but now she's going to have her coming out party -- that's exciting!”
According to Reed, they are just now in the writing phase of the movie, with official prep work slated to begin this month.
He also addressed the bar being raised, on a visual level, by “Doctor Strange." “As the director of a movie that's coming like three, four, five movies later, the bar is always raised, and it's great. It's a challenge." He continued, "Because they're always making technical breakthroughs, and also just story breakthroughs, one of the great things about Marvel is you want to do movies that are doing something different and not treading on what the other movies are doing.”
“Ant-Man and the Wasp” hits theaters on July 6, 2018.