Spider-Man: Homecoming and Captain America: The Winter Soldier received much praise for drawing from teen coming-of-age comedies and spy-thrillers, respectively. Now it seems that romantic comedies, such as When Harry Met Sally, will inspire Peyton Reed’s upcoming Ant-Man and The Wasp.
The news comes from Kinometro, who attended the Kinorynok event in Russia. “Completed the presentation of projects from Marvel: BLACK PANTHER (February 15), which was presented by a fresh and rather invigorating trailer, and MAN-ANTS AND OCS,” a rough translation of the article reads. “The last picture, the rental of which is scheduled for July 5, 2018, Elena Brodskaya called ‘the first romkomom from Marvel.’ On this project was shown a promo video, in general terms introducing the details of the plot and characters.”
“Man-Ants and OCS” almost certainly refers to Ant-Man and the Wasp while “romkomom” indicates that the movie will be a romantic comedy. In 2015, director Peyton Reed said that the film would use “an entirely different genre template.” As no Marvel film as of yet has been a romantic comedy, it would seem that Reed’s statement will prove true.
Debuting in theaters on July 6, 2018, Ant-Man and the Wasp is a production of Marvel Studios directed by Peyton Reed and starring Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Peña, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Judy Greer, David Dastmalchian, Michael Douglas, Michelle Pfeiffer, Laurence Fishburne, Hannah John-Kamen, Randall Park and Walton Goggins.
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