Paul Rudd Talks Ant-Man in the Ever-Expanding MCU
Back in October 2014, Marvel Studios unveiled their massive Phase Three lineup, an announcement that was made months before Phase Two came to a close with Ant-Man. Since the studio had set movies all the way through 2019, many wondered if there was room for an Ant-Man sequel. The studio confirmed in October that Ant-Man and the Wasp will be hitting theaters on July 6, 2018. Superhero Hype recently caught up with star Paul Rudd, who revealed he never knew if a sequel was happening, and that he'll start writing the script in the near future.
"I know that when I signed up for it that there was always the potential that they'd do another one or it would tie in in some way, but specifically, I wasn't aware and I'm still not totally aware of how that's the case. We are doing a second one, so those meetings are starting to be scheduled and underway as far as what it's going to be. We'll start writing it soon."
In December, we reported that Paul Rudd will team up with Ant-Man production writers Gabriel Ferrari and Andrew Barrer, who will all co-write the script based on a story they have developed with Adam McKay. While Gabriel Ferrari and Andrew Barrer didn't receive screenplay credit on the first movie, they worked on the script for six months while the movie was in production. The actor-writer also talked about how easy Marvel has been when it comes to scheduling and working around other projects.
"It's been very easy. Marvel's been great, as far as if I have something else and they'll work around it. It's not like I'm working on a series which might be a little trickier as far as schedule. I worked on Captain America: Civil War and I didn't really work on it for very long, but as far as Ant-Man 2, I already know when that's going to go, so you just kind of plan accordingly. If anything comes along that I can film before or after and it works out time-wise and it makes sense, Marvel's been supportive."
Ant-Man and the Wasp will bring back both Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man and Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne/The Wasp. Peyton Reed is coming back to direct, but no specific story details have been released at this time. What do you think about Ant-Man and the Wasp so far? Stay tuned for more details as we inch closer and closer to the summer 2018 release date.