Months back we heard that ‘Ant-Man and The Wasp’ was slated to be Marvel Studios’ first romantic comedy and now director Peyton Reed is backtracking from that statement. Not only that, but he shares a few ideas of both what we can expect when the movie drops and where he is taking the film in relation to Hope Van Dyne.
Now, the movie is still set to be more of a comedy, but it won’t be a romantic comedy. In fact, Hope straight up appears to be going in the opposite direction of that as Reed shares “It’s not a romantic comedy. The idea might enter Hope’s brain: does she need Scott Lang in her life?”
The Wasp is an important legacy character for Marvel and having not been introduced yet can be a big deal for some fans, Reed included:
“It was important to me, in this movie called Ant-Man and The Wasp, that she’s not a supporting character. She’s a lead character. She’s become a fully-formed hero.
She really was, along with Sue Storm of the Fantastic Four, one of the first female Marvel heroes. I feel a certain responsibility with The Wasp.”
It sounds like we’ll be getting equal screentime among our leading actors and that suits me just fine! As to what will define this as separate from previous Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, according to Reed:
“This one explores the different generations of Ant-Man and The Wasp. I thought that was an interesting thing we haven’t seen in a Marvel movie.”
With the mention of generations, it is again being teased about the return of the original Wasp, and Michelle Pfeiffer’s inclusion as Janet Van Dyne in the movie still hasn’t been explored in any of the previews.
Are you excited for ‘Ant-Man and The Wasp’? Do you feel that looking at these as generations of characters will be a unique way to explore the film? What are your thoughts on this not being a romantic comedy after all? Share your thoughts below, True Believers!