Adam McKay To Return For “Ant-Man and The Wasp”

ant-man-paul-rudd-evangeline-lillySpeaking to Nerdist, Adam McKay (The Big Short, Anchorman) talked about the possibilities in working on Ant-Man and The Wasp, and his response was filled with pure enthusiasim.

“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!”

McKay is currently working on a script that is being developed by Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari (Transformers) as well as Paul Rudd. Given McKay’s strength in improve it only makes sense for him to spice up the script a bit and hopefully give it some of the same sense of levity that helped make the first Ant-Man so successful.

Ant-Man and The Wasp has Peyton Reed returning to the director’s chair, and will also see Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lily reprising their roles respectively as Scott Lang and Hope Van Dyne, as well as Michael Douglas stepping back into his character, Hank Pym.

Peyton Reed said regarding the film:

“That was one of the things that was important to me in the first movie when I came on was emphasizing the Wasp more, both Hope Van Dyne and Janet Van Dyne. It’s a crucial part. It’s a crucial part because in the comic books, with the exception of the first handful of Ant-Man stories, Wasp came on pretty early on in the comics in the ’60s and you really thought of them as a partnership, a romantic partnership as well as a hero team. It’s going to be fun to play around with all the aspects of that in this movie.”

Ant-Man and The Wasp is set for release on July 6, 2018. Its predecessor has now grossed over $519 million at the global box office.

Are you already feeling excitement regarding Ant-Man and The Wasp? Given Marvel’s track regarding sequels, do you have any hopes or fears about this film?

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