Ant-Man and the Wasp will stay in its own “little corner” of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

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Out of all the movies that Marvel has produced so far, I think Ant-Man may be my favourite. It has charm, a capable cast and a villain who is actually tragically insane. Great stuff, but beyond all that? The fact that Ant-Man was mostly a self-contained movie in its own pocket of the MCU. Coincidences were downplayed to a minimum here, as Scott Lang went about his business of pulling off a heist that would save the world.

And for the upcoming sequel Ant-Man and the Wasp, director Peyton Reed explained that this sub-franchise would continue to exist within that bubble. Speaking to Moviefone to talk about the future of the incredible insect-themed heroes, Reed explained that the tonal differences of Ant-Man and the Wasp made it necessary to keep it separate from the big boys in the Avengers:

No, I think we like our little Ant-Man corner of the universe. Because it’s a whole different vibe tonally, but also just in terms of who Scott Lang, who Ant-Man is: he is a guy who is maybe not so sure he wants to be like this Avenger-style, full-on superhero. He’s got a kid, and this is the inner conflict with him, and he’s very much just like a normal guy who has come into contact with some incredible power.

So, we like that aspect of kind of like it being its own little corner of the universe.

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As for Evangelline Lilly’s Hope Van Dyne, she’ll be popping up in Avengers 4 after the sequel arrives, although Reed says they’re still working on ironing out the details of her character:

After Ant-Man, now we get to see Wasp, so really designing her look, the way she moves, the power set, and figuring out, sort of, who Hope van Dyne is as a hero — because we know her in a certain context in the first movie, but now she’s going to have her coming out party — that’s exciting!

And I’m down with that. More than anything, Ant-Man is the most relatable hero around. A blue-collar thief with a heart of gold who just wants to do right by his daughter. He’s not flying around in a suit of armour that costs the same amount as the GDP of a small European nation. He doesn’t have a super-soldier serum in his blood or a magical hammer that detects his worthiness. He’s just a guy in a suit.

And now I want to see a road-trip movie with him and Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye after Ant-Man and the Wasp releases in July of 2018.

Last Updated: November 2, 2016

Darryn Bonthuys

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