Andrew Barrer & Gabriel Ferrari have closed deals to re-team with Paul Rudd on the script for “Ant-Man And The Wasp,” the upcoming “Ant-Man” sequel in the works at Marvel Studios says Deadline.
Adam McKay, who worked with Rudd on the script for the first film, will return and work with the trio to break the story. Then the three will go off and write the script during the early part of 2016.
Barrer & Ferrari know their way around the property, the pair did un-credited writing on the first film over the course of six months while it was in production.
Peyton Reed is back to direct the second installment and recently spoke with CBR about it, saying the film will not be a heist movie like the first one. Instead it’s going for a different feel:
“I think there’s probably going to be some aspects that maybe call back to the tone of [the first movie], but for Ant-Man and the Wasp, we have an entirely different template. We know what that template is, and we have an entirely different genre template for that movie. But it’s going to remain a surprise. But yes, that’s already been decided.”
Actress Evangeline Lilly spoke with Omelete over the weekend and suggested Michelle Pfeiffer would be a great choice for the role of her character’s mother Janet van Dyne (the original The Wasp).
The first film launched this Summer to an almost $520 million global box-office haul from a $130 million budget. To co-incide with the DVD and Blu-ray release this week, a gag reel from the film and an ‘Honest Trailer’ about it are out. Both can be seen below: