Reed is the director of both Ant-Man and the sequel Ant-Man and The Wasp, but the sequel held some new challenges. One of those was managing Rudd's time between this movie and his time in Avengers 4. ComicBook.com's Jamie Lovett was on hand during a recent set visit when Reed revealed how they handled that challenge.
"Scheduling-wise, uh, you know, it’s a challenge, but it’s a challenge we knew was going to be there," Reed said. "It’s made easier, obviously, by the fact that we’re all down here on this Pinewood campus all working together. There’s behind the scenes shuffling and scheduling stuff, but so far, it hasn’t impacted us. I know in October there are some big dates coming up for Paul, but so far it’s been fine. So far I have not felt the impact of the other movie."
In fact, Reed has enjoyed having sort of autonomy when it comes to the Ant-Man movies, which is partly due to where they've fallen on the scheduled.
"But it definitely is that
Ant-Man didn't really have much to do with the greater arc of Avengers and Age of Ultron, though since then Ant-Man has found himself a bigger part of the grander MCU thanks to Civil War. Because of how that ended Scott Lang finds himself making a deal with the government and starts out this film on house arrest.
By film's end, there will also probably at least a small link to Infinity War, as both Lang and Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly)
You can find out everything we learned on the set right here!
Avengers: Infinity War is in theaters now. It will be followed by Ant-Man and the Wasp on July 6, 2018, Captain Marvel on March 8, 2019, the fourth Avengers movie on May 3, 2019, the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming on July 5, 2019, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 in 2020.