It was recently revealed that Ant-Man director Peyton Reed is in talks to return to direct Ant-Man and The Wasp, but what isn’t clear right now is who will write the sequel. Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish wrote the original draft of the first movie, but when the former decided not to direct, star Paul Rudd teamed up with his Anchorman director Adam McKay to rewrite it before shooting began.
Asked in a recent interview whether or not he’ll be returning for Ant-Man and The Wasp, McKay had this to say about the possibility of taking another stab at the franchise:
“I was talking to [Paul] Rudd about it the other day. We’ll see what happens, but that would certainly be fun. I loved working with Marvel. And I have a couple of projects in development. One of them is more dramatic, one’s more comedy, still with a little bit of political teeth to it. And there’s a TV show idea I’ve been kicking around.”
It sounds like the idea has definitely be thrown around then, though it’s clear nothing is confirmed at this point. It does, however, appear as if the current plan is for Rudd to work on the screenplay, especially if he’s already contacted McKay.
Production is obviously a long way off at this stage, so it could be some time before we hear anything official. McKay reteaming with Rudd on this Ant-Man sequel would be great news though, so here’s hoping he manages to clear his schedule. Of course, there have been rumours for a very long time now that McKay is wanted by Marvel to direct one of their Phase 3 releases (possibly Inhumans), so he may not have time for Ant-Man and The Wasp. Time will tell, though.