Before his introduction into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, not many people out there knew who Ant-Man was. Then, once troubles with Edgar Wright started to arise, the bar was set even lower for this pretty ridiculous premise for a superhero. But as Marvel Studios tends to do with their films, they won over their audience in very unexpected ways. Now they’re moving right along with more adventures featuring Scott Lang and the actor behind the size-shifting superhero is excited about what’s to come.
While appearing at the Sundance Film Festival to promote his new film ‘The Fundamentals of Caring’, Paul Rudd spoke to Super Hero Hype about his future in the MCU as Ant-Man. And though he’s not sure about exactly how he will fit into the big picture just yet, Rudd mentions that meetings are on the books to figure that out soon:
“I know that when I signed up for it that there was always the potential that they’d do another one or it would tie in in some way, but specifically, I wasn’t aware and I’m still not totally aware of how that’s the case. We are doing a second one, so those meetings are starting to be scheduled and underway as far as what it’s going to be. We’ll start writing it soon.”
With ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ in the writing phase as we speak and the two-part ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ not far behind after that, Rudd has got to be swamped with his obligations to the House of Ideas (such as co-writing the sequel to ‘Ant-Man’) and his other projects outside of the MCU. However, the star is finding that it’s not very difficult to balance his ever-expanding role among Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and everything else in his career:
“It’s been very easy. Marvel’s been great, as far as if I have something else and they’ll work around it. It’s not like I’m working on a series which might be a little trickier as far as schedule. I worked on [‘Captain America: Civil War’] and I didn’t really work on it for very long, but as far as ‘Ant-Man 2,’ I already know when that’s going to go, so you just kind of plan accordingly. If anything comes along that I can film before or after and it works out time-wise and it makes sense, Marvel’s been supportive.”
Clearly Marvel knows that having happy employees is best for business. With his collaborators open to being accommodating, it sounds like Rudd will have no problem sticking around the MCU as long as Scott Lang remains an influential player in Phase Three and beyond.
Are you excited to see more Paul Rudd in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Where do you see Ant-Man going after the events of ‘Captain America: Civil War’? Let us know in the comments.