Marvel is getting the gang back together for Ant-Man and the Wasp – and after its predecessor soared past all expectations to a worldwide haul of $519 million, can you really blame them?
In front of the lens, both Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly are a lock to take on the roles of the diminutive heroes, while Michaels Douglas and Peña also look set to reprise. Peyton Reed, on the other hand, will take point to direct, and we have now confirmation that scribe Adam McKay will “definitely be involved” in the 2018 sequel.
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Word comes by way of Nerdist, who spoke to The Big Short director in anticipation of next week’s Oscars ceremony. There, he touched base on the status of Ant-Man and the Wasp, revealing that McKay – and likely Reed – has been speaking with Marvel recently about where to take Scott Lang’s adventure next.
“We’ve been talking to Marvel actually. We just talked to them the other day, and it looks like I will be involved. I don’t know if it’s gonna be right from page one. But it looks like I will definitely be involved. There you go. There’s a little headline for the fanboys!”
Having worked closely with star Paul Rudd on the Ant-Man script following the abrupt departure of Edgar Wright, McKay has a deep understanding of what makes a Marvel movie tick, and it’s reassuring to note that the scribe looks set to collaborate with Rudd and Reed once again.
Ant-Man and the Wasp is currently slated to make a beeline into theaters on July 6, 2018.