This week, Ant-Man and the Wasp is in theaters, and director Peyton Reed finally has a Marvel movie that was his from start to finish. The early indications are that this sequel will outdo the box-office performance of the first Ant-Man film, in addition to strong word of mouth from critics and audiences thus far. The team behind this movie has a lot to be proud of, and as you can see in this video, when SYFY WIRE recently asked Reed about his favorite gag in the film, he quickly pointed to a moment that had been spoiled in the trailers.
“I love the Hello Kitty gag,” said Reed. “We always talked about, as we were devising this movie, new and different ways to use the shrinking and growing technology. Part of that was we wanted a large portion of it to be comedic. The idea of taking something so innocent, like a little Hello Kitty PEZ dispenser, and growing it and making it into this weapon that could take out a couple of guys on motorcycles.”
Reed went on to praise the special effects artists who brought that scene to life before discussing some of the technical challenges behind Ant-Man’s size changes throughout the film. Reed also revealed that Michelle Pfeiffer was his dream casting choice for Janet van Dyne (the original Wasp), all the way back to the first movie. Additionally, Reed spoke about Evangeline Lilly’s hands-on role in creating the superhero costume for the Wasp.
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