Ant-Man and the Wasp is now out in the US and, as moviegoers flock to their local theaters to see it, Marvel fans are wondering what the sequel will do to set up next May’s Avengers 4, which we know will feature Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly reprising their roles as the titular tiny heroes.
In an interview with ComicBook.com, director Peyton Reed was asked about what Scott Lang and Hope Van Dyne’s roles will be in the grand finale to the MCU as we know it. Obviously, he knows better than to reveal too much too soon and all the director would say is: “I know stuff, I know stuff. That’s all I can say. I know some stuff.”
He was then asked how he’d laid clues for Avengers 4 in Ant-Man 2. Reed admitted that there were elements in the movie that are there to be picked up in future installments, be it an Avengers film or an Ant-Man 3, but again, he wouldn’t be drawn on exactly what they are.
“I can’t say really what are seeds about Avengers 4, or about a potential other Ant-Man movie, but I can say that things are definitely in a movie for a reason. I will say that. Whether it’s an actual Easter egg, or whether it’s a misdirect.”
Finally, ComicBook.com asked the director how he felt about handing over his characters to other filmmakers like the Russos for team-up movies. He revealed that it definitely feels “weird,” explaining that Captain America: Civil War got to include a major moment for Ant-Man – the debut of his super-sized version Giant-Man – and he had nothing to do with it.
“You know, it is a weird thing, and I think I’ve talked about how when Paul went off with [Anthony Russo and Joe Russo] to do Civil War. It’s like, ‘Oh, man, they’re getting the Giant-Man reveal, and he’s hanging with out with Captain America?!'”
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