Despite the drama that went through when Ant-Man initially lost director Edgar Wright, the film still ended up being surprisingly good with director Peyton Reed. During a recent interview with MovieFone, Reed talked about Ant-Man's place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as well as the sequel Ant-Man and The Wasp, which will debut Evangeline Lilly's superhero identity. the director revealed that they're still on the writing phase, and they will begin to prep shooting later this month.
Reed discussed Ant-Man's place in the MCU:
"I think we like our little Ant-Man corner of the universe. Because it's a whole different vibe tonally, but also just in terms of who Scott Lang, who Ant-Man is: he is a guy who is maybe not so sure he wants to be like this Avenger-style, full-on superhero.
"He's got a kid, and this is the inner conflict with him, and he's very much just like a normal guy who has come into contact with some incredible power. So, we like that aspect of kind of like it being its own little corner of the universe."
We got to see Ant-Man transform into Giant-Man in Captain America: Civil War, and we know that Reed was initially bummed out about it. When The Wasp brought up as part of the fourth Avengers film, Reed said:
"Again, that is one of the sort of things where it's a mixed bag. When I first found out -- gosh, I don't know, two years ago, a year-and-a-half ago -- that "Civil War" was going to get the Giant-Man premiere, I was like "No!" But, now, I've since recovered, and we have a lot more in store for Scott Lang in this movie.
"We get to see the Wasp debut -- we're all about the Wasp and Ant-Man. So I like it, because we spend a lot of time with our different writers and directors, and there's a lot of crosstalk, and I love that."
Seeing Evangeline Lilly in The Wasp costume would be exciting, and when Reed was asked what he would want to do with her character now that comic book movies are entering a big era of female superheroes, he said:
"Well, I'm just personally excited to get to introduce yet another character into the Marvel Universe. After Ant-Man, now we get to see Wasp, so really designing her look, the way she moves, the power set, and figuring out, sort of, who Hope van Dyne is as a hero -- because we know her in a certain context in the first movie, but now she's going to have her coming out party -- that's exciting!"
Ant-Man and The Wasp will be released in theaters on July 8, 2018.