Another day, another Marvel blockbuster. While fans are still reeling from the shocking events of Avengers: Infinity War, Peyton Reed's highly anticipated Ant-Man sequel has finally arrived in theaters. Ant-Man and The Wasp tells a capsulated story about the titular pint-sized heroes, with Hope van Dyne debuting as a bonafide superhero. The sequel made history for being the first MCU blockbuster featuring a female character's name, so naturally all eyes are on what the inevitable third Ant-Man movie might be titled. CinemaBlend's Eric Eisenberg spoke with Ant-Man and The Wasp director Peyton Reed about the acclaimed film, and asked whether threequel titles were being thrown around. Reed responded with:
While Peyton Reed and the folks involved in the Ant-Man franchise might already be pondering ideas for a third film, they're mostly being kept under wraps. A threequel is not a guarantee, especially given the harrowing events of Infinity War and Ant-Man's post-credits scene. But given the impressive box office haul the blockbuster is currently raking in, it would be baffling if Marvel Studios decided not to move forward with the franchise.
Ant-Man and The Wasp has been getting rave reviews and making money at the box office, all but guaranteeing a third film. The sequel has had a much warmer welcome than the original 2015 flick, as the fans have come to know and love Paul Rudd's Scott Lang. The entire MCU is in flux after Thanos' wrath in Infinity War, so fans are clamoring to see how the snap of death affected the greater MCU. With another female hero now in the mix and Michelle Pfeiffer joining the ensemble cast, there's more excitement about Peyton Reed's films than ever before.
Spoilers ahead for Ant-Man and The Wasp and Infinity War.
Narratively, there are a ton of threads to pull from for Ant-Man 3. The Quantum Realm was further explored in the new sequel, with the world bending possibilities that will likely come into play when Scott Lang joins the fray in Avengers 4. The film's post-credits scene also saw Hope, Janet, and Hank all fade away into dust as a result of Thanos' galaxy destroying finger snap in Infinity War. The fandom has been debating how the dusted characters might return from the dead, given the myriad franchises that would be impossible due to so many heroes dying. Ultimately Ant-Man and The Wasp functioned outside of the greater MCU, but in one quick scene connected in an epic way, practically guaranteeing fans will see Avengers 4.
To listen to our full interview with Peyton Reed, be sure to listen to the latest episode of HeroBlend, as he does a great deep dive into the movie. Check it out by clicking play below!
Ant-Man and The Wasp is in theaters now, and Avengers 4 will arrive on March 3rd, 2019. In the meantime, check out our 2018 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.
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