‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ Director Talks Films Massive Scale
It has been among the most-anticipated projects of the MCU’s Phase Five, but remains one that fans don’t really know much about; in a recent interview, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania director Peyton Reed talks about the film’s massive scale.
When Ant-Man was first introduced to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there were fans who questioned the characters staying power, as he is among the most unique that had ever attempted to be adapted to the massive cinematic Universe that was building.
Despite the casting of megastar Paul Rudd, and the attachment of performers like Evangeline Lily and Michael Dougless, there were many who questioned whether or not a hero who turned the size of an ant could actually handle his own in a universe filled with gods and sentient machines.
The answer proved to be a resounding yes, as Ant-Man not only succeeded as a character, but thrived as a hero, with Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang becoming a fan-favorite character over the course of his two solo films, and involvement in various Avengers projects over the years.
The character has worked so well that he is getting his third solo film, but more than just that, it is his third film that has become one of the most important to the MCU, with it introducing Kang the Conqueror.
In a recent interview, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania director Peyton Reed spoke about the massive scale of the film, just how important it will be to Phase Five, and what’s to come for the MCU in the very near, and far more distant, future.
Speaking to EW, Reed stated, “We were thrilled to get to do a third Ant-Man movie and do a trilogy, and we knew if we were going to do that we wanted to do some things differently.”
Reed added, “We really wanted to take a hard left turn and make a movie that was even more epic, but still progress the story of these family dynamics and everything that’s going on between Scott and Hope and Cassie.”
Cassie is now 18 years old and maybe Scott doesn’t quite know how to relate to her as an adult because he lost those five years because of the events of Endgame,” Reed continued, “And we also knew that we wanted to put our heroes up against a very, very formidable opponent.”
Reed concluded, “I grew up reading the comics, and I knew Kang the Conqueror, who one of the big, big ad characters in the comics, so to be able to put up our heroes against Kang the Conqueror was a huge thing for us. We went big and we also went small.”
It is clear that Marvel is viewing this third Ant-Man film as one of their biggest of this Phase, as it will be the first chance for audiences to be introduced to who Kang the Conqueror is, and the havoc he can wreak on the Marvel universe.