When Edgar Wright left Marvel's Ant-Man, writer/director Adam McKay jumped on board to rewrite the script with Paul Rudd. The movie turned out to be a lot better than expected and the studio decided to throw a sequel into their Phase 3 mix called Ant-Man and the Wasp. A couple weeks ago, it was announced that director Peyton Reed would return to direct it.
I've been wondering if McKay and Rudd would team back up to take a crack at the script for the sequel. In a recent interview with THR, McKay was asked about his involvement with the movie, and this was his response:
"I was talking to [Paul] Rudd about it the other day. We’ll see what happens, but that would certainly be fun. I loved working with Marvel. And I have a couple of projects in development. One of them is more dramatic, one’s more comedy, still with a little bit of political teeth to it. And there’s a TV show idea I’ve been kicking around."
Sounds like he's keeping himself busy. I hope that he is able to find the time to work on it if Marvel wants to bring him back into the fold. It's obviously on his mind because he's talking about it with Rudd.
Rudd and Evangeline Lilly will reprise their roles as Scott Lang, a.k.a. Ant-Man, and Hope Van Dyne, a.k.a. The Wasp. Together they will embark on another adventure that will most likely include Janet Van Dyne. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has already said in the past that they do have stories planned with her in them.
Ant-Man and The Wasp is scheduled to be released on July 6th, 2018.