Ant-Man and the Wasp was the first Marvel movie to include a female superhero in its title. Now Ant-Man 3 director, Peyton Reed, has suggested that the title of the third installment in this franchise will also feature the Wasp.
The film features Paul Rudd as Scott Lang aka Ant-Man and Evangeline Lilly as Hope van Dyne aka The Wasp. According to this latest news by Reed, the next adventure in the franchise can possibly read Ant-Man and the Wasp, followed by a subtitle of the specific exploit.
In a recent interview to Yahoo!, director Peyton Reed confirmed that Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly will co-headline the upcoming sequel. Reed said, “They’re a partnership, and she’s a very, very important part of that.”
Director Peyton Reed continued, “And that was a very gratifying thing, I guess technically we were the first Marvel movie with a female hero in the title of the movie. Finding that balance in that movie, that’s very important to me because that’s very much a men’s playing field, historically. But that’s really, really changing now in a great way.”
Talking about Ant-Man 3, Reed added, “We have [cracked the story]. Nothing is official yet, but we’re quietly working. We’re working through the pandemic.”
Peyton Reed was officially brought on board to direct Ant-Man 3 in November 2019. Ricky and Morty writer, Jeff Loveness joined the project in April 2020. The film is slated to release in 2022.
Ant-Man 3 (as the film doesn’t have an official title yet) is part of Marvel’s Phase Four movies. Owing to the coronavirus pandemic, the studio’s first release of 2020, Black Widow, is delayed.