Prior to the release of Captain Marvel in 2019, Marvel Studios will release Ant-Man and the Wasp, the first film within the Marvel Cinematic Universe to be named after one of their heroines. It’s also the first time we’ll see Evangeline Lilly‘s Hope van Dyne take on the mantle of the Wasp, a title that belonged to her mother, Janet.
We already know that most of the writing team from the first Ant-Man film will return for the sequel, although Adam McKay‘s involvement in actually writing the script is still up in the air. When Ant-Man and the Wasp was confirmed, Deadline reported that Paul Rudd, Andrew Barrer, and Gabriel Ferrari will return to work on the script, while McKay would help to develop the story beforehand.
During a recent chat with the folks over at IGN, McKay reiterated that he’s still unsure of his involvement in the sequel, while also talking about the potential for a Wasp solo film down the line.
“Possibly. I think it all depends on this sequel and how the character plays. Certainly there’s a lot of female superheroes in the Marvel universe so I’m sure you’re going to see them start to spread out. They sort of started with their kind of bedrock characters from the 60’s and the 70’s and I think you saw more of an explosion of female characters happening in the 80’s and then the 90’s. X-Men obviously has great female characters, but that’d be interesting, a Wasp movie. I don’t know, that’d be very interesting. I always think of the two of them as kind of together – they always were in the comics – but why not. Sure.”
Now, of course, this doesn’t mean that there will be a standalone Wasp film, or that Marvel is even considering making one. Still, it’s nice to see someone involved with both the Ant-Man films, as well as Marvel, showing potential interest in one.
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