Attending the 42nd Annual Saturn Awards – where Ant-Man was honoured with the award for Best Comic-to-Film Motion Picture – director Peyton Reed offered up a few words on the 2018 sequel Ant-Man and the Wasp, which will be the first Marvel movie to feature a female character in its title.
“It’s something we’re excited about,” Reed tells Modern Myth Media. “For me as a comic nerd, I always thought of Ant-Man and Wasp as a team and that’s a lot of what the second movie is really about is how they work together, what their personal and professional relationships are like. To show her finally fully formed in this movie is really exciting. We really get to introduce this character into that universe. I mean we’ve introduced the character, but we haven’t seen her with her full power set and everything, so to me she’s not a supporting character in this movie. It’s every bit as much her movie as it is Scott Lang’s.”
Asked about his inspiration for the sequel, Reed responded that: “I’m cutting a wide swath on that stuff. I go back to early, early Avengers stuff and all the way up to the Nick Spencer stuff now. I just sort of devour it all. And really in terms of maybe even more than story stuff, just looking at imagery and for me what were iconic images and how we can squeeze those into the movie.”
Ant-Man and the Wasp is set for release on July 6th, 2018.