Marvel Wants Ant-Man Director to Return for Sequel – Gaming illuminaughty Skip to content
Published October 22, 2015

Just a couple of weeks ago Marvel shuffled around its Phase 3 schedule, announcing four new films (three of which are untitled), including Ant-Man and the Wasp. The sequel to this summer’s Ant-Man, which has made over $454 million worldwide, is scheduled to release on July 6, 2018.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Marvel is in negotiations with Ant-Man director Peyton Reed to direct the film’s sequel. If you remember, there was a lot of drama surrounding who would direct the original film after Edgar Wright left due to “creative differences” (or some other PR buzzword) before production started. By most accounts, Reed did a good job directing the film as Ant-Man is one of the most well-received Marvel films, holding an 80% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It out-grossed other Marvel origin stories Captain America: The First Avenger ($370 million) and Thor ($449 million).

There are no screenwriters yet for the film.

Ant-Man will return next in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War.

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