Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang, who first debuted in Ant-Man, quickly became a fan favorite of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Cherished for his witty humor and his ability to laugh at himself, fans were thrilled to learn Rudd would also appear in Captain America: Civil War (where he also became Giant-Man), as well as a sequel titled Ant-Man and The Wasp. As if that weren’t enough good news, Marvel chose to bring Rudd behind the camera for the sequel and hire him to help write the script as well.
Since the announcements of the sequel and Rudd’s involvement in writing it, Marvel Studios have been unusually quiet about the film. Even at San Diego Comic Con, Ant-Man and The Wasp was one of only three films not mentioned in the massive Hall H presentation put on by Marvel.
Finally, we have our first piece of news surrounding the highly anticipated sequel! In an interview with Screen Rant, Rudd revealed that they’ve been quiet because “it’s so preliminary.”
We’ve been coming up with a story, just turned in a treatment… There’s not really anything concrete I can tell you.
At first glance, this may not seem all that exciting, but treatments are an important part of creating a movie and after a handful of tweaks, the writers will move on to the next step: creating a screenplay.
Ant-Man and The Wasp isn’t the only Marvel property on Rudd’s mind, however. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Rudd also commented on the addition of Brie Larson to the MCU.
I think we’re very lucky to Have Brie Larson in the fold
It’s unknown at this time if Rudd’s Ant-Man and Larson’s Captain Marvel will ever meet on screen, but here’s to hoping!
Ant-Man and The Wasp is due to hit theaters July 6, 2018, with Paul Rudd (Scott Lang/Ant-Man), Evangeline Lilly (Hope van Dyne/The Wasp), and Michael Douglas (Hank Pym) set to reprise their roles. Expect more news about the project in the coming months.