Ant-Man and The Wasp director Peyton Reed already has character arcs in mind for a third film in the series.
“I personally do have a trilogy arc in mind for them,” Reed told /Film. “Some of which I share with Marvel, and some of which I haven’t.”
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Reed also talked about the progression of Scott Lang, played by Paul Rudd, between 2015’s Ant-Man and its sequel. “But definitely where we kind of tool those characters in the second movie was very much in line with what I want to do,” Reed said, “and I know specifics of Scott Lang was something that Paul and I talked a lot about is that in the first movie, particularly the first half of Ant-Man, he’s a little more laconic and straight forward, and a bit more straight man. And it was really kind establishing Paul Rudd as an action hero. That was something, and audiences had never seen him in that type of role. But the second time out we could have had the luxury of knowing that audiences have accepted that character. So we could really allow that character, Scott Lang, to be even funnier and take him in a direction where he’s sort of a step behind. He’s a little bit more of the … Big Lebowski-style. A little bit more Jeff Bridges.”
Ant-Man and The Wasp has earned over $622 million worldwide. No future films in the series have been confirmed, and Reed’s statement definitely shouldn’t be taken as such, though it’s entirely possible the franchise will get another installment in Phase Four.
Little is known about Marvel Studios’ slate following the release of Avengers 4 next year. Spider-Man: Far From Home, which is set to be the first film to release after Avengers 4, recently wrapped production. That movie is set to start just minutes after the conclusion of Avengers 4.
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Director Peyton Reed’s Ant-Man and The Wasp stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Peña, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Judy Greer, David Dastmalchian, Michael Douglas, Michelle Pfeiffer, Laurence Fishburne, Hannah John-Kamen, Randall Park and Walton Goggins. The film is now available in Digital HD, DVD and Blu-ray.