Peyton Reed Hints Lang Is Worldwide Fugitive and Talks Hope’s Role in ‘Ant-Man and The Wasp’

Jun 25, 2016


Peyton Reed, who will be returning to direct Marvel’s Ant-Man and The Wasp talked to Modern Myth Media about the upcoming sequel while at the Saturn Awards.

Scott Lang’s role during the events of Captain America: Civil War has made him very popular, but not in the way he’d hoped. After being imprisoned by Thunderbolt Ross he escaped with some help from Steve Rogers. Putting him on an international most-wanted list, so it’s not just local city cops he’ll have to avoid in the sequel.


Here’s what Peyton Reed has to say about Scott’s new trouble with the law.

“Well he’s a fugitive in most of the first Ant-Man movie. He’s just a bigger fugitive now. I think that’s one of the fun things and challenges about the Marvel movies for us, for the directors and for the writers, is you do have to sort of consider what happened in the previous movies in terms of your jumping-off point for those characters. It’s something we talked a lot about early on and we definitely have stuff figured out, so there will be some big leaps forward.”


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There’s been three Marvel films The Wasp has been pulled-out last minute with Avengers, Ant-Man and Civil War, so it’s about time to see this original member of the Avengers finally make her superhero debut. Reed also touches upon Hope’s role in the film as the co-lead hero of the film.

“It’s something we’re excited about. For me as a comic nerd, I always thought of Ant-Man and Wasp as a team and that’s a lot of what the second movie is really about is how they work together, what their personal and professional relationships are like. To show her finally fully formed in this movie is really exciting. We really get to introduce this character into that universe. I mean we’ve introduced the character, but we haven’t seen her with her full power set and everything, so to me she’s not a supporting character in this movie. It’s every bit as much her movie as it is Scott Lang’s.”

Ant-Man and The Wasp is set for release on July 6th, 2018.

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