‘Ant-Man’ Comics And Film Updates: Peyton Reed In Talks To Return To ‘Ant-Man’ Sequel; A Sneak Peek Into ‘The Astonishing Ant-Man’
MARVEL Studios has been the talk of the town as buzz regarding a particular member of the creative team returning to do “Ant-Man and the Wasp” is all around. However, fans of Scott Lang’s “Ant-Man” will still have plenty to do while waiting for the sequel to come around, as MARVEL comics has just released the first issue of a new Ant-Man comic, entitled “The Astonishing Ant-Man,” which, according to reports, will feature a darker and maybe even a little bit more villainous Scott Lang. Read on to learn more about the most recent developments in the “Ant-Man and the Wasp” film and also to know what will happen to Scott Lang in the comics after “Secret Wars.”
According to the reports on Slash Film and The Hollywood Reporter, it seems that director Peyton Reed, who was responsible for directing the first movie, “Ant-Man,” is currently in talks to return to direct the sequel, “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” which is slated to premiere in the summer of 2018.
So far, Paul Rudd, who portrays Scott Lang , and Evangeline Lilly, who will be portraying Hope van Dyne, the new Wasp, are both slated to return.
However, it is not sure if Michael Pena will be back as Luis, and so far, there has not been any announcement yet regarding who the writers of the film will be.
It is also not yet known if Michael Douglas’ Hank Pym will be returning, as it hasn’t been confirmed.
Meanwhile, for those who want more of Ant-Man while waiting for the sequel to arrive, MARVEL comics has just kicked off its releases of its “All New, All Different MARVEL!” line, which includes Scott Lang reprising his role as the titular superhero in “The Astonishing Ant-Man,” whose first issue has just been released.
According to Comic Book Resources, both Nick Spencer and Ramon Rosanas, who were the team behind the pre-“Secret Wars” and “Ant-Man,” are returning to take fans of the series and of the character on an interesting ride, as in their interview, they previewed that Scott Lang, when we see him again, eight months after the events of “Secret Wars,” is dangerously skirting the borders of being a hero and a villain, which might also be caused by the fact that he is no longer regularly visiting his daughter, Cassie Lang.
This is expected as they also teased that his new crew is comprised mostly of villains, but rest assured that everyone’s favorite Grizzly will be back alongside Scott.
Are you excited for “Ant-Man and the Wasp”? What Ant-Man villains would you like to see in the film? Are you excited for the new comic book “Astonishing Ant-Man?” What do you think happened to Scott in the comics after the events of “Secret Wars?” Let us know what you think in the comments below!