Ant-Man was good. So good that it kind of made us forget the animosity we may have shot it when director Peyton Reed took over for beloved auteur Edgar Wright. All appears to be forgiven. We like Peyton Reed now.
Which is good because Reed is coming back for the sequel, as we already know. But what we don’t know is what he plans to do with a whole new Ant-Man adventure, especially now that the Wasp will be an integral part, making it a dynamic duo rather than a solo story.
Never fear! While talking to Newsarama, Reed made it clear that he’s the guy we want directing Ant-Man and the Wasp:
The goal is to keep what we really liked for the characters in the first one, but to make it a much weirder movie.
Part of thing that we’re going to explore, as shown in the comics, is how [the Ant-Man and Wasp] are such a great duo and partnership. Part of that, in any partnership, is how they relate to each other as people. Where will their personal relationship be at that point, and what will be their fighting style together?
Yes! Weirder is better, especially when you know it’s going to be a fun and funny kind of weird. I’m also into exploring the professional partnership at play here. We haven’t had a duo like this in the Marvel universe before (unless you count Black Widow and Hawkeye, I suppose), and I’m excited to see that given attention. But more than anything, I want this shit to get goofy. If Ant-Man’s success has emboldened Reed to go all out in that direction, it's just another reason to love the film.