Peyton Reed Trolls Fans Looking for ‘Avengers 4’ Info on ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ Director’s Commentary

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(Spoilers ahead for the ending of both “Ant-Man and the Wasp” and “Avengers: Infinity War”)

“Ant-Man and the Wasp” got its digital home video release on Tuesday night, and if you’re like me the first thing you did was watch the movie’s audio commentary with director Peyton Reed in hopes that he might give some insight into how its ending, which intersects directly with that of “Avengers: Infinity War,” would lead into “Avengers 4” next year.

And while Reed’s commentary was certainly full of fascinating and interesting nuggets about the characters and behind-the-scenes goings-on on “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” it did seem to be missing any chatter about the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in general and Ant-Man specifically.

That is, until the very end of the film, when Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) is marooned in marooned inside the Quantum Realm because Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), Janet Van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer) and Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) all fell victim to Thanos’ finger snap.

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Finally, Reed starts to look forward a bit, but it’s all in service of lightly trolling the audience because of course he isn’t actually allowed to say anything about “Avengers 4.” So, yes, it was disappointing that we don’t get any substantial tease for what’s next from this commentary, but also this was pretty. Read Reed’s full comments below.

“What this means, in the larger sense — of course I’m not at liberty to say. You know that! Even if you’re sitting here listening to this, and you’ve been listening to me ramble on for two hours. And you’re hanging on the hope — oh man, is he gonna reveal something about ‘Avengers 4’ that I don’t know? Well guess what, you’re in luck. I have here the screenplay [shuffles papers] for ‘Avengers 4,’ which I am going to read to you right now.

“But before I actually get through the entire script I’m just going to read some of the salient plot points. Now, these are not only spoilers, I would say these are extreme spoilers. So I’m gonna go through them very, very carefully. So the first question is: is everyone dead, or who’s coming back?

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“Well, here’s what I’ll say about — I can only speak about our characters in ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp.’ So Scott Lang is in the Quantum Realm, and he is seemingly trapped, and we don’t quite know how he’s gonna get out. We know in the first movie he had some grow discs with him that he used to get out. Dramatically, we can’t go to that well again. That would just be lazy. As filmmakers, we can’t do that again. So we made sure that he does not have any grow discs with him in the new suit. And, remember, it appears that it’s the malfunctioning suit. So how’s he gonna get out of that? Well, here’s how [crackling noise that he makes with his mouth, then silence for several seconds] …and he manages to do what I just said. So, umm, you guys got that, right? Cool.

“So, now let’s talk about our favorite Avengers. Let’s talk about Spider-Man. Let’s talk about Iron Man, Captain America, Black Panther, Hulk. What happens to these characters in ‘Avengers 4’? Well — hang on, someone’s coming. Yeah. You know what, I’m being told that I cannot actually tell you any of this stuff. I thought the street date of this disc would allow me to reveal some of the secrets, but I’m not gonna be able to reveal any of that. I apologize for that. Sorry to get your hopes up about that.

“I can talk to you about the next ‘Ant-Man’ movie. [pause] Actually, I’m not allowed to talk about that either. There’s really been no determination as to whether there is even going to be a next ‘Ant-Man’ movie, or ‘Wasp’ movie, or anything. We don’t know anything. And I’m not allowed to talk about that. So, umm, let’s talk about, umm, let’s talk about ‘Planet of the Apes.’ You guys like the ‘Apes’ movies?”

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From there, Reed does proceed to talk about his love of the “Planet of the Apes” franchise, then “Star Wars,” then Altoids — he jokes that because of the prominent appearance of an Altoids tin in “Ant-Man and the Wasp” he now gets a lifetime supply of the mints.

Anyway, all that certainly wasn’t what we were looking for when we turned on the commentary, but it was pretty funny. In any case, only five more months or so until “Captain Marvel” comes out, and (sheesh) seven until “Avengers 4” gives us a resolution to all this. “Only” seven months.

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‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’: What the Heck Is a Baba Yaga?

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Early in “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” the heroes encounter the movie’s primary antagonist: a woman in a gray suit who has the supernatural-seeming ability to pass through solid matter.

When Scott Lang, a.k.a. Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) takes Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and Hope van Dyne, a.k.a. the Wasp (Evangeline Lilly) to meet up with his former criminal accomplices-turned business partners for help, they’ve already heard about the woman, who they dub Ghost (Hannah John-Kamen). The description of a woman with strange powers sounds more like folklore than science to Kurt (David Dastmalchian), who compares Ghost to a legendary figure called Baba Yaga.

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The moment makes for a fun joke, as Kurt’s ominous talk about a frightening woman who lives in the woods comes with its own spooky music. But if you’ve never heard of Baba Yaga, the reference might have gone straight over your head, except that Kurt says she’s a witch. So who or what exactly is Baba Yaga? Apart from being a supernatural old woman of Russian folklore, who can either help people or hurt them, the comparison with Ghost doesn’t seem particularly apt at first.

Baba Yaga is a witch-like old woman who lives in deep in the forest, according to Russian legend, and she does have supernatural powers. She carries a massive pestle and goes around in a huge flying wooden mortar. Baba Yaga is described as being hunched, deformed and frightening, sporting brown claws. She also has a long nose, often a trait witches are depicted with, and iron teeth, just to make the image more unsettling

Oh, and the coolest part: she lives in a house in the woods, surrounded by skulls, that stands on chicken legs, for whatever reason.

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Baba Yaga’s motivations change from story to story — sometimes she’s a villain who eats people. Other times, she’s mothering and helpful. Marissa Clifford ran down the deep and often contradictory of Baba Yaga for Vice in 2017, including the ways Baba Yaga sometimes embodies different and conflicting character aspects within the same story.

Ghost isn’t especially similar to Baba Yaga in “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” at least on the surface. The witch flies around in a mortar and pestle, for starters, she’s spooky looking and powerful, and she eats people — whereas Ghost is mostly just a woman who has an affliction that is sometimes useful for stealing things or doing SHIELD-sponsored secret agent work.

Dig a little deeper, though, and Kurt’s comparison of Ghost to Baba Yaga is actually pretty telling. The villainy of both characters is often ambiguous, for a start: Ghost comes off as a bad guy, but really she’s not out to hurt anyone, she just has a goal to accomplish to save her own life. Still, she can be spooky, like Baba Yaga, and while she doesn’t eat people, Ghost potentially can be a killer. She has a dark streak in her desperation, as illustrated when she considers threatening Scott’s daughter, Cassy (Abby Ryder Fortson) to get Hank’s lab and the cure that might reside inside.

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And of course, the major conflict between Ghost and the Wasp and Ant-Man — that Ghost intends to extract quantum particles from Janet van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer) in order to cure her own “quantum phasing” affliction, which runs the risk that it will “tear Janet apart” — is kind of like cannibalizing her. Most of the movie is about running from Ghost, like characters have to escape Baba Yaga, but ultimately she can be convinced to be a good person.

Kurt’s creepy mention of the Slavic legend is actually on-point in some thematic ways, even if Ghost isn’t a horrific old crone with a chicken house. Given that Ant-Man rides ants, though, a house with bird legs might not have been too out of place in “Ant-Man and the Wasp.”

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One of the great standouts of “Ant-Man and the Wasp” is the mysterious Ghost, (played excellently by Hannah John-Kamen), a masked, sci-fi-suited fighter who can become intangible — meaning she can pass through walls, go invisible, and so on — and who makes life hell for our heroes. But much like her “quantum phasing” abilities, not everything is as it seems.

We later learn she’s a young woman named Ava Starr, who got her powers as a child after she was exposed to a failed attempt to recreate the technology that makes Ant-Man and the Wasp possible. Now those same powers are killing her, and her seemingly villainous actions stem from her quest to find a cure before its too late.

All of that is wildly different from her comic book counterpart. Though the character is new to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Ghost has been around in the comics for more than 30 years, albeit in a very different form. As originally conceived, Ghost is a man, a tragic villain rather than antihero, and an enemy of Iron-Man rather than Ant-Man and the Wasp. Speaking to TheWrap, “Ant-Man and The Wasp” director Peyton Reed explained how and why he changed the character to fit into his corner of the MCU.

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“We found Ghost and we were free to reinvent that character however we wanted, and obviously we made him into a her, but also made a character that really sat within the tone of our movie and the theme of fathers and daughters. It fit with our movie,” Reed told TheWrap.

“Ghost is a far lesser known antagonist in the comics world,” he continued. “I really dug the look of that character and the power set, but in terms of backstory or character in the comics, I didn’t find it very compelling, I thought it was kind of boring, so it really was sort of a chance to create a character from scratch for this movie that really had a personal connection to our heroes and particularly to Hank Pym and I liked that.”

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Created in 1987 by David Michelinie and Bob Layton, Ghost first appeared in Iron-Man issue No. 219 “The Ghost and the Machine.” Unlike his MCU counterpart, this Ghost was was a successful data engineer for a major computer company, where he created GhostTech, a series of computer chips that could phase into an intangible state before overheating, while still functioning and holding an incredible amount of data.

Executives of the company where Ghost worked manipulated him in order to keep him productive and in return them wealthy. And to make a long story short, after Ghost finishes the GhostTech project, the company kills his girlfriend (who says villain backstories can’t have fridging?) and following a bout with depression, he implants GhostTech into his body, forming a cybernetic connection with the company’s systems. Discovering the truth behind his girlfriend’s death, he seeks revenge on the company’s executives before dedicating his villainy to sabotaging corporations.

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“[We liked that] it could inform the thing that we’d set up in the first movie, which was, Hank Pym is a mentor but he’s also got some issues, right? He’s got some anger issues and, we set up that he doesn’t play well with others and that’s something that we sort of strengthened in this movie,” Reed said. “I like the idea that in this generational hero story there could be consequences, you know, the the results of the sins of the father could sort of come to revisit the child.

“I also like that we had our literal father-daughter stories with Scott [Lang] and Cassie and Hank [Pym] and Hope [Van Dyne] and maybe there could be a more sort of figurative father-daughter dynamic with Ava Starr, so for all those reasons it just felt like the right tone for our movie and the logical progression of our heroes.”

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“Ant-Man and the Wasp” is set two years after the events of “Captain America: Civil War,” which is the last time audiences saw Paul Rudd’s character Scott Lang, aka Ant-Man, suit up and shrink down.

Then, Lang was recruited to fight alongside Captain America in opposition of Team Iron-Man and the Sakovia Accords, the supposed driving force of conflict in the movie.

Seeing as Lang was helping Captain America, a war criminal by this point, he was in violation of Sakovia Accords. The next time we see Lang in “Ant-Man and the Wasp” he’s serving the last three days of his two years of house arrest. According to “Ant-Man and the Wasp” director Peyton Reed, however, Lang’s story arc from “Civil War” on was almost vastly different.

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“There was a question [in ‘Civil War’] as to what side Ant-Man was gonna fight on and at one point he was going to be Team Iron Man,” Reed told TheWrap.  “I said, ‘Hold on a second, we built this whole movie where Hank Pym — Scott’s mentor — is definitely not a fan of the Starks and he would hate that.’ They said, ‘yeah OK maybe he should be Team Cap.’”

And it’s a good thing too. The scene in “Civil War” where Lang meets and is enamored with Captain America is played for laughs and is reference again as a running gag in “Ant-Man and the Wasp.”

Reed, who also directed the first “Ant-Man,” said he worked with brothers Anthony and Joe Russo when they were preparing to direct “Civil War.”

“As far back as the first ‘Ant-Man,’ the Russos and [Christopher Markus] and [Stephen McFeely] — the [‘Captain America: Civil War’] writers — came to the cutting room and I showed them footage from the first movie of so they could formulate what they were going to do with that character in ‘Civil War,’” Reed told TheWrap. “It’s a cool give and take, and something I’ve never experienced before — well, I don’t think they’ve made movies like this before.”

“It was really important to kind of share information,” he continued. “I think we all feel very protective about these characters and want to make sure if they’re appearing in other movies that they’re treated well and have the right character choices.”

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“Ant-Man and the Wasp” isn’t director Peyton Reed’s first time around the block working with Marvel, but he certainly had more room to play this time around.

Playing off of the heist movie format that was laid out in the first “Ant-Man,” Reed told TheWrap he wanted to take the crime genre in new directions. Novels like “Get Shorty” and “Rum Punch,” both of which were adapted for the big screen — the latter serving as the basis for Quentin Tarantino’s “Jackie Brown” — inspired the two-time Marvel movie director.

“It was just us sitting in a room — and that’s me and the writers and Stephen Broussard our producer — and just talking about, from the beginning we wanted to stay in the crime genre, but really talking about, ‘Could we make this like an Elmore Leonard novel’? If Elmore Leonard had written a science fiction novel and Marvel made a movie of it, that was the mindset,” Reed said.

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After coming on board late in the process to direct 2016’s “Ant-Man,” Reed has returned to the franchise and the Marvel machine, but with much more control over the film, its characters and the world in which they live.

“I certainly can’t speak for any other filmmaker who’s worked in that system, but on this movie we had a tremendous amount of freedom to devise the story,” Reed told TheWrap. “We went off and really talked about what we wanted to pay off that we’d set up in the first ‘Ant-Man,’ and obviously dealing with the stuff in ‘Civil War,’ but beyond that no one from Marvel sat there and said it’s got to be this genre or it’s got to be this, or these things have to happen.

I think that perception has stuck around about Marvel, but I really have not found that to be true,” he continued. “I feel an incredible amount of freedom.”

“Ant-Man and The Wasp” takes place two years after the events of “Captain America: Civil War,” which is the last time audiences saw Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) suit up a the titular, tiny hero.

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The film unfolds over the course of the three remaining days Scott Lang has in his two years under house arrest, which resulted from being caught after fighting alongside Captain American in “Civil War,” violating the Sokovia Accords.

Reed and “Ant-Man and the Wasp” screenwriters talked about how to pay off decisions Ant-Man made in in previous films.

“It gave us a really organic jumping-off point, you know,” Reed said, adding that he didn’t know what “Infinity War” and “Captain America: Civil War” directors the Russos Brothers and writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely even thought about that connection. “But my reaction was, ‘Oh, man, Scott exposed the tech to The Avengers and Tony Stark and he got thrown in prison and the suit got confiscated — that is Hank Pym’s worst nightmare. And that is going to alienate Hope Van Dyne, and so here ‘s the jumping-off point for this movie. It was great.”

Now that Marvel is in the third phase of its cinematic universe, the studio is letting the reins loose, giving their directors and filmmakers more authority to develop the characters, film and tone into something that feels different from the rest of the universe. “Thor: Ragnarok” and “Black Panther” are recent examples.

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The only thing Reed said he knew he had to consider as far as sticking to the Marvel plan was tying in “Infinity War.” But there was even freedom in approaching that. “Ant-Man and The Wasp” takes place before the cataclysmic event of “Infinity War.” There’s no reference or hint to Thanos or anything that’s happened in that film until the mid-credits scene in “Ant-Man and the Wasp.”

“We always knew we were coming after ‘Infinity War’ and we knew how ‘Infinity War’ ended,” Reed said. “We knew at some point we were gonna have to figure out how our particular tone, how the ‘Ant-Man and The Wasp’ tone was gonna deal with that event. But we never really considered this movie taking place after ‘Infinity War.’

“We knew the audience was going to come into our movie looking for those clues as to the timeline and we talked about structures early on: Do we tell our story and then slowly, as it progresses, start to see these Easter eggs of these things in backgrounds on screens about ‘Hey, this stuff is going on in other parts of the world, what’s going on?’ And that just seemed to us kind of clumsy and like we’ve seen that conceit before,” Reed said. “And then it became a question of that tag scene and what we do in it and also who’s involved in it — there was a lot of discussion about that.”

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‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’: Does the Quantum Realm Have a Bigger Role to Play in the MCU?

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The introduction of Ant-Man into Marvel’s Cinematic Universe back in 2016 also served as an introduction to the mysterious and limitless “Quantum Realm.”

The Quantum Realm, also called the Microverse in the comics, is where Scott Lang, aka Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), goes when he shrinks down to a subatomic level. It’s an alternate dimension explained as a place where human notions of time and space are “irrelevant.”

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“Ant-Man and The Wasp,” Ant-Man’s sophomore stand alone outing, spends the most time dealing with the Quantum Realm, thanks to the fact that Scott visited the place at the end of the first movie and lived to tell the tale — something the original Ant-Man, Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) thought impossible. Janet Van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer), the original Wasp and Hank’s wife, was trapped in the Quantum Realm while on a mission 30 years ago. But because Scott survived his trip there, Hank and his daughter Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly), the new Wasp, become convinced Janet might still be alive in the dimension.

Director Peyton Reed told TheWrap that in figuring out what the Quantum Realm could be and where it could lead, he realized the possibilities were endless.

“The Quantum Realm is the good news and the bad news in this movie. The good news is it’s infinite and it can be anything you want, and that’s also the bad news, it’s trying to reign it in,” Reed said. “A big part of the story was how much Quantum Realm can this story contain with our story above ground… The Quantum Realm does sort of beg these questions not only of very small stuff, but also this whole, you go down deep enough and maybe it’s about probabilities and it is about time/space and all that stuff.”

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Reed said the film drops subtle hints while in the Quantum Realm about what could be further down in that dimension.

“The Quantum Realm is a really intriguing environment and character in the MCU. There are so many stories that take place in the Microverse, which is the Quantum Realm in the MCU,” Reed said. “There are whole other worlds and civilizations and things like that, which I think is something that — there’s some visual clues in there that if you look carefully you can see.”

Though Reed couldn’t give too many details, what he did say about the Quantum Realm opens up a lot of possibilities for its future in the MCU. In the comics, the alternate dimension known as the Microverse is a full-fledged universe — really, a series of universes — complete with its own superheroes and supervillains. It isn’t obvious that the Quantum Realm of the movies is the same thing, especially considering they chose to call it something else. But if Reed says there are hints of those civilization and even other characters in “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” then that suggests it could be a whole new place to explore in future movies.

The fact that the MCU is left on ambiguous footing at the end of “Avengers: Infinity War” also opens up a lot of potential in the Quantum Realm. As Hank mentions, it’s a place where human notions of time and space are “irrelevant,” and current theories of quantum mechanics suggest such a place could be a gateway between alternate dimensions and even alternate times or timelines. In the aftermath of “Infinity War,” in which the villain Thanos used the all-powerful Infinity Stones to wipe out half the life in the universe, access to the Quantum Realm could provide Ant-Man and the other superheroes with a means to stop Thanos in the past to alter the present.

“In terms of how that plays into ‘Captain Marvel’ and ‘Avengers 4,’ I can’t say anything,” Reed said.  “But, it’s definitely a part of the MCU that I think is worth exploring.”

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We expected, after seeing “Avengers: Infinity War” back in April, that both “Ant-Man and the Wasp” and “Captain Marvel” would play into the story being told across “Infinity War” and next year’s “Avengers 4.” That seemed self-evident — Marvel surely would not put those two movies in between those “Avengers” films if they weren’t important.

But what we did not expect is that “Ant-Man and the Wasp” and “Captain Marvel” might interact directly with each other.

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This is just guesswork right now, but a very conspicuous line from the mid-credits scene in “Ant-Man and the Wasp” definitely sets up the possibility that Ant-Man himself will manage to show up in “Captain Marvel” even though that film is set decades before Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) ever donned the Ant-Man suit.

That line comes courtesy of Janet van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer), who casually drops a warning for Scott just before he returns to the Quantum Realm: “Don’t get sucked into a time vortex.”

That’s an absolutely crazy concept to bring up for the first time in that moment — it’s just seconds before Janet, Hope (Evangeline Lilly) and Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) fall victim to the finger snap Thanos (Josh Brolin) used to eliminate half the life in the universe in “Infinity War,” which maroons Scott in the Quantum Realm. How will Scott get back to the normal world? Well, maybe by getting sucked into a time vortex.

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Of course, we have no idea how a time vortex would even work or what it entails. But if we want to go with the idea that getting sucked into one might dump him out in the normal world at both an unknown time and place, the time when and a place where the events of “Captain Marvel” happen is as natural a landing spot as any.

We should qualify this by pointing that it’s unlikely that Ant-Man will have a major part to play in “Captain Marvel” because we would probably know if Paul Rudd had been spending a lot of time on that film’s set. Marvel has been really good about keeping things under wraps on “Avengers 4,” but even before we saw “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” we were thinking about MCU time travel because leaked “Avengers 4” set photos seemed to show our heroes revisiting past MCU battles — with characters who weren’t present the first time around. So if Rudd — or, say, a stuntman wearing the Ant-Man suit — had spent a month on the “Captain Marvel” set, it probably would have leaked.

So, if Scott Lang does pop up, it would more likely be as a cameo, maybe as part of a mid-credits stinger leading into “Avengers 4.” Marvel is certainly adept at keeping that kind of thing a secret — we had no clue, for example, that Red Skull was going to appear in “Infinity War.”

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Regardless, the clue makes some story sense as the threads of “Ant-Man and the Wasp” converge with “Infinity War.” Given that “Infinity War” and “Avengers 4” are a culmination of everything that’s happened in the MCU up to this point, Ant-Man’s absence from the proceedings so far has been conspicuous. Releasing “Ant-Man and the Wasp” between the two “Avengers” films suggests that Ant-Man’s part to play will be important to the conclusion of the Thanos story, and that almost definitely means it’ll be part of reversing the effects of Thanos’ finger snap.

Leaving Scott in the Quantum Realm on a cliffhanger is like a big neon sign to audiences that Scott’s predicament will be essential to “Avengers 4.” And the post-credits scene of “Infinity War” in which Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) contacted Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) similarly shows the extreme importance of the events of that movie.

The question is, what will Ant-Man’s role be in “Captain Marvel?” Scott was lost in the Quantum Realm when Hank, Hope and Janet disappeared thanks to Thanos’ actions, but Scott never actually saw that happen — so as far as we know, he doesn’t actually know about it. That means, at least right now, that Scott can’t tip off Carol about Thanos in the future, which seems like it would be a logical role for a time-traveling hero to fill. Still, Ant-Man’s appearance in the 1990s could provide him a way to get rescued from the Quantum Realm back in 2018.

Then again, maybe it’s Captain Marvel who could provide key information to Ant-Man to take back to the future with him. Carol got her powers from an alien named Mar-Vell, played in “Captain Marvel” by Jude Law, and in the comics, Mar-Vell has been standing in Thanos’ way for a while. It could be that Carol will send Ant-Man back to the future with an inside scoop that could help deal with the Thanos situation while the heroes wait for her to arrive on the scene.

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Or maybe this is a completely wrong guess and the time travel shenanigans we’re assuming Ant-Man is about to go on will skip over “Captain Marvel” entirely. At the very least, we’ll find out in March 2019.

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Marvel has been pretty good about keeping “Avengers 4” details under wraps for the most part, but they haven’t been airtight. Some set photos have leaked that indicate strongly that time travel will be involved (we’ll spare you the details in case you don’t want to know anything concrete), and “Ant-Man and the Wasp” certainly provides the means for getting some kind of time travel party started.

The Quantum Realm is the key to this line of thinking — folks in both “Ant-Man” movies make offhand comments about time being weird there, but the most pointed line comes right at the end of “Ant-Man and the Wasp” during the mid-credits scene when Janet (Michelle Pfeiffer) gives Scott (Paul Rudd) a strange warning right as he’s about to travel through the quantum tunnel: “Don’t get sucked into a time vortex.”

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Now, that is an extremely interesting concept for Janet to bring up right before she, Hope (Evangeline Lilly) and Hank (Michael Douglas) are turned to dust by the finger snap Thanos (Josh Brolin) used to eliminate half the life in the universe in “Avengers: Infinity War,” marooning Scott in the Quantum Realm. And we can’t help but assume that reference means that Scott will definitely get sucked into a time vortex, and it’ll likely play into MCU events from here forward.

There are any number of ways that Quantum Realm time travel could matter hugely in the resolution to the war with Thanos, and we’ve come up with a few possibilities for how this will play out. Now, we’re not going to guess here about how “Avengers 4” will end — that level of speculation is way beyond this nugget we were given in “Ant-Man and the Wasp.”

But, for now, we’re going to assume that Scott being stuck in the Quantum Realm is the incident that sets the events of “Avengers 4” in motion, and so here we’re going to think about the ways Scott’s second visit to the Quantum Realm will play out. We’re not saying any of them will definitely happen — but from our view, with so little info about where all this is going, these feel like the most likely possibilities, either individually or in tandem with each other. So let’s dig in.

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1. Scott will encounter a past version of Janet in the Quantum Realm

All that talk about how time works differently in the Quantum Realm has thus far just been talk — we haven’t actually seen any evidence of time weirdness down there yet. Janet apparently even aged normally in the Quantum Realm, which seems a bit odd, and she discusses the length of time she spent in the Quantum Realm in the same terms as Hope and Hank do, which suggests she experienced it the same way they did.

But there’s one very important quantum concept that would give us some wacky Quantum Realm time stuff and also provide the impetus for Scott to go on his time journey: the idea that time is not linear in the Quantum Realm.

The concept here, which relies on actual quantum physics, is that in the Quantum Realm, all times are happening simultaneously, and that physical locations within the Quantum Realm also correspond with different times — like, for example, your bedroom in your home being 2018 but your bathroom being in 1918. Basically, the Quantum Realm’s weirdness creates an intersection of all those times and locations, which Scott could travel between freely if he knew how. Which would mean, then, that Janet is and will always be down there in certain locations because they’re different points in time, even though she returned to the normal world. Thus, Scott could meet her in one of those locations that also includes a different bit of time.

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That could potentially give Scott access to a person with intimate knowledge of the Quantum Realm, as well as Quantum Realm powers, to bring to bear in the conflict with Thanos in 2018.

2. Wherever Scott time travels to, Janet goes with him

Given the way Hank and Janet have described the Quantum Realm, it seems a little bit odd that Janet aged normally in the three decades she was down there. But what if she wasn’t actually in the Quantum Realm for that long? What if, instead, past Janet met present Scott and went on a time travel adventure with him back to the normal world and that’s why she aged (and also, maybe, how she managed to survive in a place where food and water could seemingly not exist)?

The logic for this involves a time loop, because there has to be a reason why Janet returned to the Quantum Realm, where Hank and Hope would eventually rescue her, instead of just finding Hank and Hope in the real world after escaping the Quantum Realm. One easy answer: Wherever Scott and Janet pop out of the Quantum Realm is a time before Janet was lost within it. If that’s the case, she’d find herself in a time where there would be two Janets: the original, who is living her life as the superhero Wasp, wife to Hank and mother to Hope, and the Janet from the future who traveled with Scott. If the future Janet interfered with her past self or her family, she would upset the series of events that led to her being in the Quantum Realm in the first place — just like how Marty McFly accidentally messed up the meeting of his parents in “Back to the Future.”

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If the events of “Ant-Man and the Wasp” never occurred, then Scott would not have been marooned in the Quantum Realm — so in essence, Janet would have to return to the Quantum Realm in order to make sure that the chain of events could be set in motion.

All that could mean that, like Doctor Strange, Janet has potentially even seen the end of the war (or at least, a potential end) before it was even fought, thanks to her ability to time travel. And that could provide the heroes with essential information in “Avengers 4.”

3. Scott could pop up in “Captain Marvel”

Next year’s “Captain Marvel” is set in the 1990s, a time period unexplored in the Marvel Cinematic Universe thus far. And so if Ant-Man is going to travel through time, it would be perfectly reasonable to expect that’s where he could end up. Now, it doesn’t seem particularly likely that he will be a major player in that film’s events because we would probably know if Paul Rudd had been spending a lot of time on the “Captain Marvel” set, but he definitely could pop up in a mid-credits cliffhanger. What that sort of appearance would mean for the greater story is tough to grasp, though, but at least showing up in the past could provide a means for someone to save Scott from the Quantum Realm in the future.

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4. Scott could give Captain Marvel the heads-up about Thanos — somehow

Scott having access to time travel ahead of “Avengers 4” definitely feels like it’ll have some major role to play in reversing the events of “Infinity War” and saving all the characters lost to Thanos’ snap and the Infinity Stones. How that might work, however, is a very open question. And if Scott shows up in “Captain Marvel,” the natural assumption would be that his usefulness will be in alerting Captain Marvel to the Thanos threat in the future. The trouble is, as of the end of “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” Scott doesn’t know about Thanos at all.

We have a pretty good idea that “Captain Marvel” will be integral to dealing with Thanos, both because of the “Infinity War” post-credits scene in which Nick Fury contacts her, and because of her backstory in the comics. Carol Danvers, who becomes Captain Marvel, gets her powers from a Kree alien called Mar-Vell, the original Captain Marvel, who’s played by Jude Law in the movie. In the Marvel comics, Mar-Vell has a history fighting Thanos; Mar-Vell dies after Carol gets her powers, passing the mantle of Captain Marvel on to her.

We also know that, obviously, Captain Marvel has not been an active part of the MCU for the past 10 years. Something had to take her out of the proceedings; if she was around, it would make sense for Nick Fury to have contacted her during “The Avengers” to help fight off the alien invasion of New York, for instance. Carol must have something important to be doing. Maybe that thing is her leaving Earth to find a way to beat Thanos or reverse the power of the Infinity Stones — thanks to information she got from Scott after he traveled through time to the past from 2018.

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“Ant-Man and the Wasp” ends with Scott being stuck in the Quantum Realm, after Hope, Hank and Janet all disappear, but Scott doesn’t have any information about what happened to them. So while it makes sense for him to warn Captain Marvel about Thanos in the past, there’s a missing piece about how he would know enough about the situation in 2018 to do that.

Janet’s line about getting sucked into a time vortex might hold a clue. It suggests that falling into one is accidental, and likely without control for where one might wind up if they do. Thus, Scott’s time travel could be uncontrolled, maybe taking him to multiple different time periods, possibly even to the future. Similarly, if Scott runs into a version of Janet still trapped in the Quantum Realm thanks to nonlinear time, she might have seen the Thanos situation play out, and could pass that info along.

We don’t know, but what we do know is, Scott traveling through time doesn’t make a ton of sense if he can’t do anything to change the future by altering the past. His interaction with Captain Marvel could be a great excuse for her to leave Earth, taking her out of the MCU until “Avengers 4,” though.

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So here we are, at the first Marvel Cinematic Universe film after that completely bananas cliffhanger at the end of “Avengers: Infinity War.” And while “Ant-Man and the Wasp” largely takes place prior to the war with Thanos (Josh Brolin), it does eventually catch up to the finger snap and ends on a cliffhanger of its own.

Technically, the entire film goes by without so much as a mention of any kind of invasion by the Black Order and their forces — it’s only in the mid-credits scene that “Ant-Man and the Wasp” gets its explicit tie to the MCU’s greater conflict.

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In that scene we see that Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and the newly rescued Janet van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer) have seemingly shrunk down the quantum tunnel device so that a single person can travel through it. And that single person, in this instance, is Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) himself, who is heading down to the Quantum Realm to collect “healing particles” for Ghost (Hannah John-Kamen).

But while Ant-Man is down there, the climax of “Infinity War” finally occurs — and Janet, Hank and Hope (Evangeline Lilly) are all turned to dust. Ant-Man survives, but is now stuck in the Quantum Realm.

On its face, the post-credit scene suggests a couple of things. First, Ant-Man seemingly has no way out of the Quantum Realm, and since we’re now caught up to the ending of “Infinity War,” it seems that’s where we’ll find Scott at the start of that movie. Second, Ant-Man and co. are still in contact with Ghost and, as Scott mentions, she’s their new “friend.” Scott’s collecting those quantum healing particles for Ghost’s benefit. Since she’s still around, and apparently still has her phasing affliction, Ghost and Dr. Bill Foster (Laurence Fishburne) could potentially be part of the story going forward in “Avengers 4.”

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Now, let’s back up a moment. Just before Ant-Man takes that fateful journey, Janet warns him about a couple things. First, she says to watch out for those microscoping manatee-looking things called tardigrades, which Janet says will eat him if he lets them get close enough. Second, and probably much more important, she warns him to not “get sucked into a time vortex.”

This is the first time such a concept is mentioned, though both Janet and Hank have discussed the fact that time does not work the same way in the Quantum Realm as it does in the normal world. But we have not seen any sort of demonstration of any real time weirdness. A so-called “time vortex,” however, would certainly fit that bill.

That said, it’s tough to guess what exactly a time vortex is or how it works. Presumably, it would make an object or person sucked into it travel through time. The big question is what else it does. Would a person sucked through a time vortex stay in the Quantum Realm? We would guess not, because in theory any time you move while you’re in the Quantum Realm you would be time traveling. It’s also doesn’t really change the situation much storywise if Scott is able to travel in time in the Quantum Realm — but stays stuck in the Quantum Realm.

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A time vortex that transports Ant-Man to another point in time and space — probably the past — would be convenient for the goings on of both “Avengers 4” and “Captain Marvel.” First, we know Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) is a big deal for the story of “Avengers 4,” because Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) uses his last moments on Earth to contact her for help in the “Infinity War” post-credits scene. We also know for sure that “Captain Marvel” is set in the 1990s, so if Ant-Man was to wind up in the past, it would easily track for him to pop up in Captain Marvel’s story.

Captain Marvel acting on info about Thanos in the future would make sense, actually: She hasn’t been a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe up to now, and finding out that Thanos was coming and that she would need some way to counteract the Infinity Stones, or otherwise stop him, would give her a good excuse to leave Earth and go in search of knowledge or a weapon of some kind. That would explain her absence between the 1990s and 2018.

Another possibility: Ant-Man’s time travel could directly affect the story of “Avengers 4,” giving the Avengers a new path to victory against Thanos. Since it’s clear that even big bands of superheroes were unable to stand against the Mad Titan at full strength, time travel might give them an opportunity to undo the ending of “Infinity War” by beating Thanos before he had an army or the Infinity Stones. That could potentially stop “Infinity War” from ever happening. Even just a warning from Ant-Man about what’s coming could massively alter the timeline. We know that Thanos was on the scene even as far back as “The Avengers,” so presumably time travel could alter much of the MCU.

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Of course, the issue as it stands right now is that Scott does not know what happened up in the normal world — he’s just stuck down there in the Quantum Realm clueless about the war.

At least for now.

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“Ant-Man and the Wasp” catches up with two superhero characters who were, somewhat pointedly, not part of the big superhero team-up movie that acted as a culmination of the Marvel Cinematic Universe: “Avengers: Infinity War.”

That doesn’t mean that Scott Lang, a.k.a. Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) and Hope van Dyne, a.k.a. the Wasp (Evangeline Lilly) were idle, though. They got up to their own adventure while the rest of the MCU was dealing with the situation with Thanos (Josh Brolin) and the Infinity Stones. Marvel has been teasing how “Ant-Man and the Wasp” will tie into the greater “Avengers” story pretty much since “Infinity War” was released, but up to now, there was only a single line detailing what happened with Scott since the events of “Captain America: Civil War” two years previous.

But while “Ant-Man and the Wasp” sheds some light on the situation with some characters, there are two big MCU movies on the horizon: “Captain Marvel” and “Avengers 4.” The MCU is well-known for its post-credits teasers that sometimes link one film series to the rest, and with the looming specter of “Infinity War” over the whole MCU franchise, that raises a very important question: Does “Ant-Man and the Wasp” have a post-credit scene?

The answer is a resounding “yes” — as has become Marvel tradition, there is both a mid-credits scene and a post-credit scene, and you’ll definitely want to stay in your seat for both.

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(Spoilers beyond this point for the post-credits scenes of “Ant-Man and the Wasp!”)

While “Ant-Man and the Wasp” is pretty much a self-contained story, there is a link to the greater happenings of the MCU. That link doesn’t come until the very end of the story, though: Marvel Studios held back the impact of Thanos’ actions on the Ant-Man crew until the movie’s mid-credits scene.

It finds Hope, Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and Janet van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer) sending Scott into the Quantum Realm with the use of the quantum tunnel Hope and Hank built during the course of the movie, shrunk down to fit in the back of the van belonging to Luis (Michael Peña). The plan is for Scott to gather quantum “healing particles” that will help stabilize Ghost (Hannah John-Kamen) — who Scott calls “our new Ghost friend,” suggesting she has become an ally to the heroes.

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Just before Scott goes through the tunnel, Janet gives him a warning about what he might find there: that he should avoid the “tardigrade fields,” where the microscopic creatures called tardigrades might try to eat him, and to not fall into a “time vortex” — which sounds an awful lot like a potential tease for Ant-Man’s future in “Avengers 4,” possibly related to time travel.

As soon as Scott has what he needs, however, the scene catches up to the final moments of “Infinity War,” when Thanos’ finger snap causes half of all life in the universe to cease to exist. We see what happens at the same time as Thanos gets his wish in Wakanda, and among the casualties are Hope, Hank and Janet. The scene leaves Scott seemingly stuck in the Quantum Realm with no one at the controls to bring him back to normal size. It seems it might not be until “Avengers 4” that we find out how Scott will make it back home.

There’s also the post-credits scene at the end of the movie, which might hint at who else fell victim to Thanos. It heads back into Scott’s house, where the giant ant Hope left behind to fool Scott’s ankle monitor is hanging out, playing Scott’s electronic drum set. It’s a continuation of one of the jokes in “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” but the camera panning over a TV set with its feed off the air suggests the wide-ranging aftermath of Thanos’ actions. It’s also somewhat pointed that Luis isn’t at home — here’s hoping he was in the lucky half of humanity.

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“Ant-Man and the Wasp” ends with one last final joke, as well. Marvel traditionally leaves off each MCU movie with a message that the characters of the film will be back. “Infinity War” ended with the joke, “Thanos will return,” but “Ant-Man and the Wasp” is less funny and more heart-wrenching. It ends with the message, “Ant-Man and the Wasp will return.” After a moment, though, the period becomes a question mark, leaving the fates of the characters up in the air.

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Thanos won the “Infinity War.” Half of the universe is dead. Sounds like a great time for the Marvel Cinematic Universe to have a small-scale comedy, right?
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Perhaps the best way to approach “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” the sequel to the 2015 Marvel Cinematic Universe adventure that introduced the shrinking superhero, is as a Disney movie rather than a Marvel one. And when I say “Disney movie,” I mean a very specific kind: the goofy Dexter Riley comedies.

From 1969 to 1975, Kurt Russell played affable college student Dexter, who kept running afoul of science experiments that rendered him strong, super-smart or even invisible. Substitute Paul Rudd’s amiable ex-con Scott Lang for Dexter — with Michael Douglas subbing for scientist William Schallert, and Walton Goggins taking the Keenan Wynn/Cesar Romero role of the nefarious mobster — and “Ant-Man and the Wasp” is basically “The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes” for the 21st century.

Mind you, I mean this as a compliment; after a rough start in the previous entry, director Peyton Reed (“Down With Love”) seems much more comfortable balancing wacky antics, familial bonds and over-the-top superhero set pieces this time around. (Whether or not the problems of “Ant-Man” stem from Reed taking over for a dismissed Edgar Wright will be debated by future MCU historians.) And if the results feel a little slight, well, maybe we could all use a breather after the heavy stakes of “Avengers: Infinity War.”

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Without getting into details: Yes, “Ant-Man and the Wasp” does tie in to those apocalyptic events. But you were planning on sitting through the closing credits anyway, so that’s hardly a spoiler.

The screenplay by a quintet of writers (including Rudd) doesn’t skimp on conflict or incident: Scott is nearing the end of his two-year house arrest over his actions in “Captain America: Civil War” when he has a dream about Janet Van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer); like Scott’s Ant-Man, she used her costume’s shrinking device to “slip between the molecules,” but unlike Scott, she never made her way back to normal size.

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On the lam from the FBI, Henry Pym (Michael Douglas) and Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) — Janet’s husband and daughter, respectively — have been working in a secret lab to bring Janet back, and Scott’s dream provides what might be the last piece of the puzzle. But while the Feds close in on our heroes — Hope has inherited her mother’s mantle as the flying, stinging Wasp — they’ve also got to fight off Goggins’ weaselly techno-thief while also contending with Ghost (Hannah John-Kamen), a costumed villain who has her own reasons for wanting to grab the Pym tech for herself.

Interspersed with all this plot are sweet moments between Scott and his daughter Cassie (Abby Ryder Fortson, “Togetherness”); goofy interactions with his fellow reformed criminals Luis (Michael Peña), Kurt (David Dastmalchian) and Dave (Tip “T.I.” Harris); witty banter with a nerdy FBI agent (Randall Park); and plenty of slapstick gags about large things becoming small, and vice versa. There’s even a car chase through San Francisco involving vehicles, people and objects rapidly changing size, and while it won’t rival the classic chases from “Bullitt” or “What’s Up, Doc?” it’s still a skillful balance of thrills and laughs.

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With the notable exception of Lilly, who seems to be taking the proceedings far more seriously than her co-stars, the cast gamely juggles everything the movie throws at them. Rudd has been a master of this brand of Everyman deadpan for decades, and while I found Peña’s Luis grating in the previous go-round, he gets a truth-serum-inspired monologue here that’s a comic gem. Ryder Fortson is sweet without being cloying — it helps that Rudd is great with kids, as also evidenced in “Ideal Home” — and Laurence Fishburne swoops in to steal a scene or two as one of Henry’s former colleagues.

Visually, “Ant-Man and the Wasp” gets close to “Doctor Strange” levels of trippiness, particularly in that sub-atomic world where Janet is trapped. From random and kaleidoscopic fragments of light to some enormous, threatening dust mites, the film creates a whole weird and wonderful world that we can’t see. (Reed throws in the “universe in your fingernail” clip from “Animal House,” lest we miss the point.)

Ultimately, the film is hard to take seriously, even by MCU standards; we don’t really doubt whether or not Janet will be found since, hey, there’s Michelle Pfeiffer on the poster! But for audiences who like Marvel movies at their tongue-in-cheekiest, this sequel provides some breezy fun while we wait to find out just how permanent Thanos’ genocidal schemes really are. Dexter Riley would approve.



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Walton Goggins has closed a deal to join the cast of Marvel Studio’s “Ant-Man and The Wasp,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

The sequel to “Ant-Man” is set to begin production at the end of the month in Atlanta.

Director Peyton Reed will return for the follow-up to 2015’s original, which starred Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, a thief turned pint-sized superhero.

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Goggins stars opposite Alicia Vikander in the Tomb Raider reboot, dated for March 16, and the actor just wrapped the third installment of the YA film series “Maze Runner: The Death Cure,” which opens February 9. Goggins also has Jon Avent’s “The Three Christs Of Ypsilanti” coming up, and recently starred in the first season of History Channel’s “Six.” His HBO series with Danny McBride, “Vice Principals,” returns for Season 2 on September 17.

Evangeline Lily, Michael Douglas and Michael Pena are also set to return to the “Ant-Man” franchise, with Rudd and Gabriel Ferrari having written the screenplay. Details about plot are being kept under wraps.

Goggins is repped by ICM Partners and manager Darris Hatch.

“Ant-Man and the Wasp” is scheduled to be released on July 6, 2018.

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Randall Park has joined Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man and the Wasp.”

His particular character, however, has yet to be released.

Park is best known for his small screen roles in “Fresh off the Boat” and “Veep,” as well as in feature films like Sony’s comedy “The Interview,” where he played North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, and “The House, ” starring Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler. He will next be seen in James Franco’s “The Disaster Artist.”

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Director Peyton Reed will return for the follow-up to 2015’s “Ant-Man,” which saw Paul Rudd star as Scott Lang, a thief turned pint-sized superhero.

Evangeline Lily, Michael Douglas and Michael Pena are also set to return.

Details about plot are being kept under wraps, but Rudd and Gabriel Ferrari wrote the screenplay.

“Ant-Man and the Wasp” is scheduled to be released on July 6, 2018.

Park is repped by UTA and Principato Young.

The Tracking Board first broke the news.

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