Captain America: Civil War

The story of Ant-Man is kind of a small one. Let’s acknowledge that pun and quickly move on. As opposed to characters like Captain America, Thor, or Doctor Strange, he’s not really waging battle on a national, cosmic, or even metaphysical plane; he’s simply trying to get his life back in order and reconnect with his son. Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang is a beleaguered ex-con with questionable morals; he doesn’t feel like a superhero. It’s a personal story. And that’s why director Peyton Reed wasn’t excited to see his character joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe big leagues in Captain America: Civil War,

“I think we like our little Ant-Man corner of the universe,” Reed told Moviefone in a recent interview. “Because it’s a whole different vibe tonally, but also just in terms of who Scott Lang—who Ant-Man—is. He is a guy who is maybe not so sure he wants to be like this Avenger-style, full-on superhero. He’s got a kid, and this is the inner conflict with him, and he’s very much just like a normal guy who has come into contact with some incredible power. So, we like that aspect of kind of like it being its own little corner of the universe.”

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To add insult to injury, in the 2016 tentpole film, Joe and Anthony Russo showed off one of Ant-Man’s most spectacular abilities. “When I first found out—gosh, I don’t know, two years ago, a year-and-a-half ago—that Civil War was going to get the Giant-Man premiere, I was like ‘No!’,” Reed says. “I’ve since recovered, and we have a lot more in store for Scott Lang in this movie. We get to see the Wasp debut—we’re all about the Wasp and Ant-Man.”

Ant-Man And The Wasp, due out in the summer of 2018, is still in the writing phase. “[W]e start official prep this month,” Reed says. “So, it’s sort of long-lead prep, but we’re starting to get into all of the visual development stuff, and it’s really exciting.”

[via Screen Crush]

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