‘Ant-Man’ Director Peyton Reed Describes “Bigger, More Sprawling” Sequel

A year has passed since we last saw Ant-Man, having played a major role in the defeat of Thanos in Avengers: Endgame. The tiny Avenger’s two “solo” films are hardly the strongest money-makers in the MCU, and while it looked as if Scott Lang’s story had come to an end, production on a third Ant-Man movie is happening, and it’s shaping up to be the biggest one yet.

Speaking with Sirius XM’s Jess Cagle (via Collider), director Peyton Reed says to expect more from this latest sequel than we saw in Ant-Man and it’s sequel Ant-Man and the Wasp

“We are working away through the pandemic,” Reed said. “There’s some really really really exciting things in store, none of which of course I could speak to you about right now, as is the Marvel way… I think the third Ant-Man movie is going to be a much bigger, more sprawling movie than the first two. It’s going to have a very different visual template.”

When Marvel revealed their upcoming slate, Ant-Man 3 wasn’t on the list with a confirmed date. That said, we know it’s entering production soon with stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lily, Michael Douglas, and probably Michelle Pfeiffer and Michael Pena returning.

As for where the story might go? I would say to expect to see Scott Lang’s daughter, Cassie Lang, follow in her father’s superheroic footsteps. Perhaps teasing a formation of the Young Avengers? We might see a further exploration of the Quantum Realm, as well.

Travis Hopson
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