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‘Ant-Man’ Director Peyton Reed Didn’t Want His Hero to Be a Part of the Bigger MCU

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The addition of Ant-Man was one of the best parts of Captain America: Civil War, and his self-contained solo debut was a far cry from the Very Big And Huge movies of the wider Marvel Cinematic Universe. Ant-Man’s director Peyton Reed actually thought the the character’s narrative was too pint-sized for these other big superhero movies, and recently revealed that, had he had his way, Ant-Man wouldn’t have appeared in Civil War at all.

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Adam McKay Says He’s ‘Definitely’ Returning for ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’

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Marvel / Caroline McCredie, Getty Images

A few months ago, Adam McKay didn’t seem so sure about his involvement with Ant-Man and the Wasp, though he did say he wanted to return for Marvel’s upcoming sequel. McKay came on board the first Ant-Man a bit late in the game, helping Paul Rudd with some rewrites when director Peyton Reed replaced Edgar Wright, but it looks like The Big Short director will be on board from the get-go this time around.

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‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ Taps Uncredited ‘Ant-Man’ Writers to Help Paul Rudd and Adam McKay

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Marvel

While doing the rounds to promote his financial crisis film The Big Short, Adam McKay hinted that he might be back to script Ant-Man and the Wasp — as it turns out, not only is McKay reporting for scripting duties on the sequel, but he’ll be re-teaming with Paul Rudd, and the pair will have a little additional help from uncredited Ant-Man writers Gabriel Ferrari and Andrew Barrer.

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‘Ant-Man’ Director Peyton Reed Talks ‘Weirder’ Sequel, See Early Designs for Yellowjacket

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As far as Marvel films go, Ant-Man wasn’t as weird as Guardians of the Galaxy, though the brief trip to the Quantum Realm gave us a taste of the potential weirdness to come. Director Peyton Reed is returning to helm Ant-Man and the Wasp, and promises that things will definitely get more strange in the sequel, while newly-released concept art from the first film shows early — and very different — designs for the Yellowjacket suit.

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‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ Might Be Written by Adam McKay

Marvel / Caroline McCredie, Getty Images
Marvel / Caroline McCredie, Getty Images

After Edgar Wright famously parted ways with Marvel on Ant-Man, Adam McKay was briefly in talks to direct before Peyton Reed signed on for the job. Although the timing didn’t work out, McKay still did some work on the script with Paul Rudd, and it’s been reported that Marvel is still very much interested in having him do something more substantial in the MCU. According to McKay, he might be returning fairly soon.

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‘Ant-Man’ Director Peyton Reed in Talks to Return for ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’

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Marvel

Just a couple of weeks ago Marvel readjusted their upcoming slate of films, shifting the release dates of Black Panther and Captain Marvel to allow for Ant-Man and the Wasp, the official sequel to this year’s Ant-Man. It seemed a bit obvious that director Peyton Reed would return (especially when he tweeted about the sequel), though Marvel hasn’t made anything official until today.

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‘Ant-Man’ Director Peyton Reed Reveals Alternate Ending

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It’s not surprising that Ant-Man originally had a different ending, given how much footage is shot for each Marvel film, with the studio often mandating longer production schedules to ensure they have room to change things if needed. As detailed by director Peyton Reed, the Ant-Man alternate ending wasn’t that much different from the one we ended up getting, but it did tie up one particular loose end.

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‘Ant-Man’ Director Peyton Reed Tells You Where to Find the Easter Eggs in Marvel’s Latest

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Marvel

If you’re heading out to a theater to see Ant-Man this weekend (and if you’re not, you really should check out Trainwreck), you’ve probably got a few things preoccupying your MCU-loving mind — for instance, where might one spot potential Marvel Easter eggs in the studio’s latest superhero film?

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‘Ant-Man’ Shrinks in New Clip, Director Peyton Reed Says He’d Love to Make a Sequel

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Marvel

We’ve got two new Ant-Man bits to share today. First is the above clip, which features Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang using his super-shrinking power for the first time — in a bathtub, of all places. The second piece of news pertains to the possibility of a sequel, which director Peyton Reed says he’s open to directing.

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‘Ant-Man’ Delivers Our First Real Look at Yellowjacket

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Marvel

For months now, we’ve seen concept and poster art illustrating what Corey Stoll’s villainous Yellowjacket will look like in Ant-Man, but we haven’t had a chance to see the real deal via film stills or trailers. That changes today, thanks to EW’s official preview of the upcoming Marvel film, which gives us our best (and first legitimate) look at Yellowjacket yet.

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