While the Ant-Man films haven’t been ones that have been huge box office winners, they’ve been films I really enjoyed and ended up in a good slot in our overall MCU ranking list. The title character also became a key part to the big Avengers: Endgame process which was a little twist that I thoroughly enjoyed watching play out. While we’ve had a lot of dialogue about what’s coming up from Marvel Studios, they’ve mostly just listed the next two years for Phase Four for both film and TV. But things are fluid and it looks like a third installment of this series is on track as Peyton Reed has signed on to direct the third film. That will make him, timing dependent, either first or second director to hand all three films in the “trilogy” for a character. James Gunn and his Guardians of the Galaxy project is the other, just a matter of who gets a film out first. Most other trilogies for characters have had multiple directors.
The original film in 2015 did $519 million worldwide while the 2018 film did $622 million. Both films overperformed in China compared to the US and was a big part of why we expected a third to be in the works.
The most recentlyfilm had Paul Rudd set to star alongside Evangeline Lilly, Michael Pena, Michelle Pfeiffer, Laurence Fishburne, Walter Goggins, Randall Park, and Michael Douglas. Peyton Reed is returning to direct.
Plot Concept: In the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War, Scott Lang (Rudd) grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne (Lilly) and Dr. Hank Pym (Douglas) with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside The Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from their past.