'Ant-Man' Director Peyton Reed in Talks to Helm the Sequel

The 'Ant-Man' director is in negotiations to helm 'Ant-Man and the Wasp', which will hit U.S. theaters in July 2018.

AceShowbiz - Director Peyton Reed is now in talks with Disney and Marvel to helm the "Ant-Man" sequel, "Ant-Man and the Wasp", The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly will reprise their roles as Scott Lang a.k.a. Ant-Man and Hope Van Dyne respectively.

The upcoming movie will reportedly feature Van Dyne taking up her mother's heroic mantle as the Wasp. Plot details are still scarce and no writers have been set for the sequel. Reed signed on to direct "Ant-Man" just before the movie started shooting when director Edgar Wright exited the project due to creative differences. Adam McKay and Rudd then came on board, revising Wright and Joe Cornish's existing script to fit Reed's vision.

Marvel recently pushed back some of their movies to give room for "Ant-Man and the Wasp", which is scheduled to hit U.S. theaters on July 6, 2018. The studio pushed back "Black Panther" to February 16, 2018 and "Captain Marvel" to March 8, 2019.

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