Filmmaker Peyton Reed will return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe — and presumably the Quantum Realm — to direct Ant-Man 3. Reed previously directed 2015’s Ant-Man, following the departure of Edgar Wright from the project, and 2018’s Ant-Man and the Wasp. Paul Rudd, who starred in both earlier films, is expected to return and reprise the role of criminal-turned-shrinking-superhero Scott Lang.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, which first reported the news, the third Ant-Man movie will shoot at the end of 2020 or the beginning of 2021, for a probable 2022 release. The shoot for Ant-Man 3 will follow those of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness andThor: Love and Thunder.
Reed’s other directing credits include 2000’s Bring It On, 2003’s Down With Love, 2006’s The Break-Up, and 2008’s Yes Man. In addition to Rudd, the Ant-Man movies have also starred Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, Michael Peña, T.I., David Dastmalchian, Judy Greer, and Bobby Cannavale, and Abby Ryder Fortson.
If you were on the internet this weekend you likely saw photos of Rudd out in costume with his daughter, was dressed as The Wasp from the films. Rudd was dressed ass Weird Al. The photo was actually from last year, but it still brought the fate of the franchise into the limelight.
Ant-Man made his last appearance in Avengers: Endgame earlier this year. That movie topped 2.79 billion at the global box office making it the highest-grossing movie of all time. The previous record-holder was James Cameron’s Avatar.