Peyton Reed surely has some big plans for how he’s going to use Paul Rudd’s character Scott Lang/Ant-Man in the upcoming 2018 sequel, Ant-Man and The Wasp, but much to the director’s disappointment, Captain America: Civil War already stole some of his thunder.
As Reed told Moviefone recently, he was a bit crestfallen when he learned that Ant-Man’s enlarged form, Giant-Man, would be making his big debut in Civil War. “Again, that is one of the sort of things where it’s a mixed bag,” Reed said. “When I first found out… that Civil War was going to get the Giant-Man premiere, I was like ‘No!’ But, now, I’ve since recovered.”
Fortunately, Reed claims that there is “a lot more in store” for the character in the upcoming sequel. The director also shared his excitement over Evangeline Lilly’s highly anticipated debut as the Wasp, stating that he’s just personally excited” to bring another famous Marvel hero to the big screen and that he’s enjoying the process of “designing her look, the way she moves, the power set, and figuring out, sort of, who Hope van Dyne is as a hero.”
Reed also shared an update on how Ant-Man and the Wasp is progressing, stating that they’re currently in the writing phase and looking to begin “official prep” before December. “It’s sort of long-lead prep,” he explained, adding that they’re “starting to get into all of the visual development stuff, and it’s really exciting.”
Ant-Man and the Wasp is scheduled for release July 6, 2018.