Marvel Needs To Hire Jenji Kohan To Write ‘Ant-Man and The Wasp’

Nov 9, 2015

 

The Hollywood Reporter spoke to Ant-Man co-writer Adam McKay about the potential of returning to help write the script for it’s sequel Ant-Man and The Wasp. He seemed slightly interested in the prospect, but also mentioned how busy he was with other projects in development.

Here’s what Adam had to say about it.

Are you going to write Ant-Man 2? 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.

I’m curious if Marvel possibly offering him things like Inhumans, and talking up other projects in development, that’ll he’d put other stuff on hold to write Ant-Man and The Wasp. McKay might also be looking at potential awards considerations for Big Short starring Christian Bale, Brad Pitt, and Ryan Gosling. This move into awards caliber films might pull him away from writing for projects he’s not directing himself. I doubt we see him get involved with another Marvel project, unless he’s actually directing it.

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I don’t really see Adam writing Ant-Man and The Wasp, but I do see Marvel aiming for another talented comedy writer that equally is successful to the write the script, with possible help from Paul Rudd.

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I’d love to see Orange Is The New Black and Weeds creator Jenji Kohan (Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Friends, Mad About You, Will and Grace, Gilmore Girls, Sex In The City) getting a shot at writing the sequel.

Kohan has also written for some of the most iconic sitcoms of the 90’s, it’s hard to see a big downside in hiring her to give a bit more heart to the sequel. I think we can agree that the film has a small-scale to it, so it doesn’t need a huge action writer tackling it. Her next project will focus on the Salem witch trials with her HBO series The Devil You Know, which will likely become another huge success for her.

I mainly think Jenji deserves to be considered because she has the knack for situational comedy, already writes about families and criminals. Let’s not forget that she’s an excellent person to jazz-up characters in the film, and could actually give them a bit more personality and depth, improv can only go so far.

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There’s a female co-lead headlining the film, it would be nice to have a woman writing the script and giving Hope, Cassie, and other female characters bigger voices in the film. Similar to having screenwriters Nicole Perlman and Meg LeFauve handling Captain Marvel, it would make some sense to see Kohan helping with the Wasp side of things and the rest of character lineup.

Who would you like to see write ‘Ant-Man and The Wasp’?

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