Volume Up: Peyton Reed’s Working on QUANTUMANIA
In a Tweet sent on Monday, May 17th, 2021, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania director Peyton Reed confirmed that he was working on the movie using The Volume, the digital stage which has been integral to the production of The Mandalorian on Disney+.
Welcome to The Volume.
Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath
May 2021 pic.twitter.com/ih2c55MbWD
— Peyton Reed (@MrPeytonReed) May 17, 2021
Peyton Reed Has Experience
Reed has plenty of directoral experience in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, thanks to the fact that he previously directed both Ant-Man (2015) and Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018), the latter of which this reporter saw in theaters at Hollywood’s ArcLight Cinerama Dome.
Trust me, the ArcLight theater’s geodesic dome was the perfect venue to exploring the quantum realm! And if you want to join the fight to save the Cinerama Dome, you can sign this petition!
However, it isn’t just the director’s MCU experience that is coming into play with Quantumania, the third movie in the Ant-Man and the Wasp trilogy. According to Peyton Reed’s Tweet above, Quantumania will be using The Volume for its production (in addition to filming some scenes in Turkey’s underground cities).
What’s The Volume? We’re glad you asked, Marvel Blog True Believers…
The Volume is a digital stage that was integral in creating The Mandalorian, the breakout Disney+ Star Wars series. This special stage uses digital screens in order to project scenes around actors, so they can perform in the midst of a setting that hews very close to what viewers will eventually get to see on screen.
Want to see The Volume in action? Check out Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian season one, episode four, “Technology,” available for streaming on Disney+ right now. This behind-the-scenes feature gives Jon Favreau and company an opportunity to explain how The Volume works and why it has become essential for the Disney+ filmmaking process.
Peyton Reed himself got a chance to work with The Volume on the production of The Mandalorian in season two, when he directed the second episode, “Chapter 10: The Passenger.”
“The Passenger” episode features plenty of oversized insect-like creatures, which thanks to Ant-Man and the Wasp, is something of a specialty for Reed! Now, he’ll get to use the practical know-how he gained using The Volume for The Mandalorian to utilize the special technology for Quantumania.
Just what is the mountain summit that we see on The Volume in Peyton Reed’s Tweet? Where (or even when) will Ant-Man and the Wasp be heading when Quantumania arrives? We’re waiting to hear from you, Marvel Blog True Believers!