Adam McKay Will Be Involved In ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’

By February 17, 2016

Considering the crazy creative process behind it, there’s no reason that Ant-Man should have been as good as it was. After losing its original co-writer and director in Edgar Wright, the film went through a number of potential directors before finally signing with Peyton Reed at the helm. One of the filmmakers originally up for the directing job though, who then went on to perform rewrites on the script was The Big Short‘s Adam McKay.

Now, with the film’s sequel, Ant-Man and the Wasp already in development and Reed confirmed to be returning behind-the-helm, it sounds like McKay may be returning in some form as well.

While recently speaking with Nerdist primarily about the Oscar nominations he’s received for The Big Short, McKay confirmed that he has been speaking with Marvel about the film and will be involved in the script after all, even if he’s not entirely sure of what stage he’ll come on board:

“We’ve been talking to Marvel actually. We just talked to them the other day, and it looks like I will be involved. I don’t know if it’s gonna be right from page one. But it looks like I will definitely be involved. There you go. There’s a little headline for the fanboys!”

There’s never been much info regarding how much of the final Ant-Man film was based on the ideas originally introduced by Edgar Wright, and how much was changed after the rewrites from McKay and co., so it will be interesting to see how Ant-Man and the Wasp might differ from its predecessor both stylistically and thematically. With Reed returning at the helm though, as well as a number of its original cast members, hopefully Ant-Man and the Wasp will be able to build on the momentum created by the first film and capitalize on the promise of its premise and lead superhero duo.

Ant-Man and the Wasp is set to hit theatres on July 6th, 2018.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable