Is Ant-Man 3 happening? Director Peyton Reed hints a possible plot has already been discussed
Early projection predicts that the Paul Rudd-starrer might open to the lowest domestic box-office collection in the history of all Phase III Marvel movies.
The next big Marvel release that is currently keeping comic book loyalists on their toes is Peyton Reed's upcoming flick, 'Ant-Man and the Wasp'. Set to be the 20th installment in the long and successful series of hits from MCU, the movie unfailingly impressed critics - the first reviews were all positive - and yet early projection predicts that the Paul Rudd-starrer might open to the lowest domestic box-office collection in the history of all Phase III movies.
Given the mixed projections surfacing just the weekend before the release, it might occur to fans whether or not Marvel would be interested in continuing with the Ant-Man franchise and investing in a third installment in the near future. If Reed's words are any indication, it's too early to squash hopes for an Ant-Man 3. If anything, the Disney-owned studios should be relied on for their last moment announcements and the fact that a storyline for the third movie might already be in place.
"We are all hopeful," the Marvel director told The Hollywood Reporter in a recent interview. "Just the same as last time. We didn't have any idea there would be a second Ant-Man until maybe month or so after the first one came out. This was a giant question mark."
He continued, "With the first one, there was obviously behind the scenes drama that preceded me, but also, it's Ant-Man. There was a question of, are people going to go see this movie? It was not a fait accompli. It could have gone either way. I think we are all interested in doing one."
Having said that, the 54-year-old filmmaker dropped a news that seems like music to the ears. "There is story to tell there. Definitely. There is story we've talked about potentially. I'm very, very hopeful," he was quoted as saying.
'Ant-Man and the Wasp' flies onto the big screen on July 6 and those eagerly waiting to catch an early show must know that this one is filled with gags. "Ant-Man is the sweet spot for me. Comedic and hero." Reed shared, "Ant-Man and the Wasp and having strong female characters.
"It was really important when we announced this was going to be called Ant-Man and the Wasp that it really is a she's not a supporting character, she's a lead character with Paul in the movie. It was important that be represented throughout the movie. That excited me," the director gushed.