Marvel Round-Up: New MCU Release Dates & Ant-Man 3 Has A Writer
In an exclusive, The Hollywood Reporter delivered some pretty big news about The Ant-Man franchise:
Jeff Loveness, a writer and co-producer on Cartoon Network’s acclaimed Rick and Morty, has been tapped to pen the script for the third installment of Marvel Studio’s Ant-Man.
Peyton Reed, who directed the previous two installments, 2015’s Ant-Man and 2018’s Ant-Man and the Wasp, is back as director, having closed his deal last fall.
Paul Rudd is expected to return as Scott Lang, the heist-hearting hero with the power of petiteness in the new installment. Evangeline Lilly will also be back as his stinging cohort, the Wasp.
It sounds like negotiations were worked out just as Hollywood production was being shut down. With Marvel yet to officially announce the project, there’s some uncertainty around the future of Ant-Man 3, which was reportedly set to film early 2021. Disney shook up the entire Marvel Phase 4 calendar today, pushing back big movies including Black Widow, The Eternals, and Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings. Still, Loveness penning the script is a good sign that if and when the movie sees the light of day, it’ll be another crowd-pleaser.
New MCU Release Dates
Meanwhile, New Rockstars breaks down the new release schedule for the Marvel Cinematic Universe:
And our own David Mumpower broke Disney’s full release schedule over on MickeyBlog.com:
Mulan and Black Widow Will Come Out in Theaters Later This Year…But Two Blockbusters Won’t!
There’s sure to be some official announcements from the MCU, soon. So keep it here on MickeyBlog.com.