Peyton Reed Will Return to Direct Marvel's 'Ant-Man and the Wasp'
Recently, Marvel (and Disney) announced that the sequel to Ant-Man would be titled Ant-Man and the Wasp and is slated to arrive in theaters July of 2018. We already know, and certainly expect, that actor Paul Rudd will be back as Scott Lang, aka Ant-Man. Now THR is reporting that director Peyton Reed is also returning for the sequel, and is in negotiations to direct Ant-Man and the Wasp as his next feature. Most will remember that Peyton was chosen to replace Edgar Wright, who left after working on the project for a long time. The movie still turned out pretty good, the sequel is already in the works, and Reed will be back.
Before getting into the Marvel Universe, Peyton Reed was making mostly comedies including Bring It On, Down with Love, The Break-Up and Yes Man with Jim Carrey. Marvel's Ant-Man movie ended up with a box office total of $178 million in the US, plus another $276 million worldwide, meaning it certainly earned enough money to justify a sequel. Aside from Rudd and Reed returning, we can expect to see Evangeline Lilly starring as the Wasp in this next one. Exact plot details are unknown and writers haven't been specified, but this project is obviously moving along at a swift pace with everything coming together to hit that 2018 release. Hopefully everyone who enjoyed how the Ant-Man movie turned out are ready for more.