Peyton Reed Returns To Direct Marvel’s Ant-Man 3
Next to “Iron Man”, “Ant-Man” is this guy’s favorite Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise.
And, right on queue to start the holiday season, Marvel delivered a gift: His name is Peyton Reed and he directs Ant-Man movies.
Just a couple weeks back a report surfaced that Marvel Studios is moving forward with an Ant-Man 3. Now, that report is official.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ant-Man and Ant-Man and the Wasp director Peyton Reed has signed on to helm the third film in the franchise.
Plot details are being kept under wraps at this time, but Paul Rudd is expected to return as Scott Lang, the heist-hearting hero with the power to talk his way out of any situation in the new installment.
The Ant-Man corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will continue to be Peyton Reed’s Place. The director, who helmed 2015’s Ant-Man and 2018’s Ant-Man and the Wasp, has signed on to helm a third Ant-Man movie, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Paul Rudd is expected to return as Scott Lang, the heist-hearting hero with the power of petiteness in the new installment. It would be Rudd’s fifth time out as the character, barring any other surprise appearances.
Plot details are being kept hidden in the Quantum Realm.
Much like his fellow Marvel cohorts Joe and Anthony Russo, Reed started off in the comedy worlds of TV and movies, making his feature directorial debut with cheerleading comedy Bring It On. Movies such as Down with Love, The Break-Up and Yes Man followed.
He was brought into the Marvel universe when, late in the movie’s development process, he replaced Edgar Wright to helm Ant-Man. The movie grossed $519.3 million. The sequel, which Reed was more involved with, grew to a $622.6 million gross.
The only problem with this first gift of the holiday season? We have to wait until 2022 to open it. Or for it to open. Whatever. We’re getting more Ant-Man and that rulez.