Ant-Man and the Wasp, Quantum science

Peyton Reed already has a third Ant-Man movie planned out

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Oct 19, 2018

While the events of Ant-Man and the Wasp factored directly into the cataclysmic events that went down in Avengers: Infinity War, director Peyton Reed has a third film with the MCU's tiniest heroes already mapped out. He's just mostly kept the details to himself. 

In an interview with Slashfilm, Reed explained that he's been operating with a trilogy in mind since he took over the first Ant-Man film back in 2014. 

"I personally do have a trilogy arc in mind for them," Reed explained, before adding "some of which I share with Marvel, and some of which I haven’t." 

The director went on to explain how he used the first Ant-Man movie to sell Paul Rudd as a viable Marvel superhero. Then, in Ant-Man and the Wasp, he was able to flesh out the character of Scott Lang while leaning into Rudd's comedic instincts. What resulted was an Ant-Man he described as more "Big Lebowski-style. A little bit more Jeff Bridges."

Obviously, since Marvel hasn't been privy to everything Reed has in mind for the third Ant-Man movie, he doesn't offer up any specifics in the interview. Keep in mind, this is the director who followed up a movie about massive, intergalactic genocide with a lighthearted heist caper, so he's clearly capable of carving out his own little (pun intended) corner of the MCU while still existing as part of the larger cinematic universe they inhabit. 

Speaking of, despite Scott Lang last seen trapped in the quantum realm, he's set to play a part in the still untitled Avengers 4, which is due out May 3rd next year.

What would you want to see happen in an Ant-Man threequel? Let us know in the comments. 

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