Peyton Reed Wants a More Balanced Story for Ant-Man 4

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Credit: Marvel Studios

Phase Five of the Marvel Cinematic Universe started off in quite a polarizing fashion with Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania generating mixed reactions from both fans and critics. While Marvel Studios' post-Multiverse Saga slate has yet to be developed, there's an ongoing discourse within the MCU fandom about whether or not Ant-Man 4 should happen.

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Despite Quantumania's divisiveness, Peyton Reed is surprisingly open to returning to the director's chair and overseeing the potential project. Speaking with Yahoo! Entertainment UK, the director shared he wants a more balanced story should a fourth Ant-Man film actually get greenlit. Reed says he'd love to do more Quantum Realm exploration while retaining the street-level quality the first two films were heavy on.

He explains: "I think you'd have to [go smaller]," Reed revealed. "I think one of the things [you'd want] is ping-ponging back and forth [to and from the Quantum Realm]. It was really fun to create the Quantum Realm and all these sorts of characters. I think there's more story to tell down there as well. But I also think that you can't lose sight of those family dynamics and the idea of this 'street-level' quality of Ant-Man, of the Wasp, in the first couple of movies. But the family dynamics, no matter where they are, that's the key thing."

Reed added: "And particularly, I think that Scott-Cassie relationship. I like the idea of certainly Cassie becoming a big part of the MCU ongoing. I think there's a lot more story to tell with these characters. This one [Quantumania], I was treating it like a trilogy; as if this were the last one. You can never presume you're gonna get to make another one. But I think there's a lot of story to be told with these characters. So we'll see."

Also Read: Marvel Fans Demand Production Change After Ant-Man 3's Disaster

Ant-Man 3 has been performing poorly both critically and financially so it remains to be seen whether or not Marvel Studios will actually allow a fourth film to happen.

Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania is screening in cinemas.

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