Peyton Reed Reveals Returning Writers For ‘Ant-Man and The Wasp’

Dec 9, 2015



During an interview with Comic Book Resources director Peyton Reed talked a bit about Ant-Man and The Wasp, revealing that Paul Rudd would be returning to help pen the script with uncredited production writers Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari. The writing is said to begin in January, which might be a scheduling conflict with Adam McKay, who they’d love to see apart of the script development as well.

“Well, definitely, Paul [Rudd], and we’ve got [Andrew] Barrer and [Gabriel] Ferrari, who were not credited on the movie, but they’re our production writers, they’re coming back,” he explained. “And Adam’s going to come back in some capacity. A lot of it has to do with his schedule on [his new movie] The Big Shortbecause he’s promoting that movie and is probably, I would think, well into the Oscar season. […]We talked about Ant-Man, and he’s psyched to come back. We want him back. It’s going to be a scheduling thing.”

He also talked about his excitement to give Evangeline Lily’s Hope a larger role as The Wasp, and finally her ability to suit-up with the rest of the Marvel heroes.

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“I’m excited just for Evangeline [Lily] to actually suit up and become a hero in the movie..I’m also excited about the idea that Ant-Man and the Wasp were a partnership throughout the history of Marvel Comics. It’s a different dynamic than we’ve seen in the rest of the Marvel movies, an actual partnership. You’ve got Captain America and the Falcon, obviously. But this is a thing that in the comics was a romantic partnership and a heroic partnership, so it’s going to be fun to play around with that and discover what the movie version of that is…I feel like we’ve set up a pretty complicated character in Hope van Dyne in the first movie. It’s going to be fun to see how that plays out in the second movie, and continue that exploration of the family dynamics between Scott Lang and his family, but also, between Hank Pym and Hope and possibly even Janet. So that’s exciting.”

Ant-Man and The Wasp has the set release date of July 6th, 2018.

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