Peyton Reed Says Wasp Is Not A Supporting Character In Ant-Man And The Wasp

Ant-Man surpassed many people's expectations, which was cemented when it won best comic to film [...]


Ant-Man surpassed many people's expectations, which was cemented when it won best comic to film motion picture at the 42nd Saturn Awards. The character earned even more fans when Paul Rudd brought his charm and wit to Captain America: Civil War, almost stealing the show in many regards.

It's a great place to be, and Director Peyton Reed is excited to return for the sequel, titled Ant-Man and the Wasp. The Director wants to make sure people understand that while Rudd is back in the popular role, it is as much about Evangeline Lilly's The Wasp as it is Ant-Man (via Modern Myth Media).

"It's something we're excited about. 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."

As to where the duo finds themselves, that's a little tricky, but Reed and company already have a plan in place. Civil War does factor into the plot, but it isn't that different than the previous film.

"Well he's a fugitive in most of the first Ant-Man movie. He's just a bigger fugitive now. I think that's one of the fun things and challenges about the Marvel movies for us, for the directors and for the writers, is you do have to sort of consider what happened in the previous movies in terms of your jumping-off point for those characters. It's something we talked a lot about early on and we definitely have stuff figured out, so there will be some big leaps forward."

Ant-Man and the Wasp hits theatres on July 6th, 2018.