Right now in the land of Marvel movies, the firm’s next three projects are already well into post-production, with the main shoots for Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol.2, Spider-Man: Homecoming and Thor: Ragnarok all completed.
2017 will see a trio of further movies go into production, with Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War already in front of the cameras, and now we also have a start date for the third film, Ant-Man And The Wasp.
My Entertainment World have updated their information to state that Marvel’s smallest (and biggest) MCU superhero will be back in front of cameras on July 6th, and there are no surprises when it comes to the shoot location for the sequel – Atlanta’s Pinewood facility has been the home of many a Marvel production to date.
Both Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly will return as Scott/Ant-Man and Hope/The Wasp respectively when filming starts, and we’re looking forward to this one in a major way.
More on Ant-Man And The Wasp as we hear it…
Ant-Man And The Wasp release date
Ant-Man And The Wasp is scheduled for a July 2018 release.
Ant-Man And The Wasp cast
Paul Rudd will be back as Scott Lang/Ant-Man once more, and Evangeline Lilly looks to be an extremely badass Hope van Dyne/Wasp alongside him. This will be the first Marvel film to star a woman in a more central, and not supporting (we hope), role.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Michael Pena will also be returning as Luis for Ant-Man And The Wasp. Pena was the third member of the original film’s cast to be officially announced.
Luis, Lang’s friend, was the stand-out character in the first film. His inability to tell a story without delving into totally unnecessary detail was one of the most consistently hilarious and well-executed aspects of a tonally-confused film.
It’s exciting to know that Pena will be returning for Ant-Man And The Wasp. Though Scott Lang was seamlessly integrated into Captain America: Civil War, he has his own corner of the franchise to return to — and that includes Luis.
Michael Douglas clearly enjoyed his time in the Marvel cinematic universe when he debuted the role of Dr Hank Pym in Peyton Reed’s first Ant-Man movie, because he’ll be back as well.
“I just got a call recently – they want to negotiate for a sequel and I thought ‘that’s great!'”, Douglas revealed to Collider.
“Hopefully, I won’t have to carry quite as much expositional dialogue as the first one but I had a wonderful time doing it. Just a great, great time. The cast was fantastic. Paul, Evangeline, Michael Pena – I’m sure he’ll be back. If they can scrape Corey Stoll off the wall, I’m sure they’ll want him too – he’s such a good villain”.
“I chuckle about being involved with a movie that already has a release date in 2018. You know, it’s hard to conceive of that, but it’s all good, all the way around, it’s all good”.
Looks like the negotiations went well…
Jeremy Renner is also rumoured to be reprising his role as Hawkeye in the sequel, but we’ll have to wait and see if that does indeed come to pass.
Ant-Man And The Wasp crew
Peyton Reed (Bring It On, Down With Love) will be returning to direct the sequel to Marvel’s Ant-Man, with the little-known Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari (Haunt) on screenplay duties this time, it seems.
Ant-Man And The Wasp story
Little is known about the plot of Ant-Man And The Wasp, with director Peyton Reed only revealing that it won’t be a re-tread of the kind of crime caper exploits featured in the first movie.
Speaking with Newsarama, he explained that “the goal is to keep what we really liked for the characters in the first one, but to make it a much weirder movie.”
“Part of thing that we’re going to explore, as shown in the comics, is how [they] are such a great duo and partnership. Part of that, in any partnership, is how they relate to each other as people. Where will their personal relationship be at that point, and what will be their fighting style together?”