by: S. Scott Stanikmas
Marvel Studios isn’t in the habit of making “one-and-done” movies (unless you count Incredible Hulk), so it wouldn’t come as a surprise if more Ant-Man movies were slated to come out if the first one does good.
When director Peyotn Reed spoke to variety at the film’s premiere, he said he’d come back for more if Marvel would have him. “If we’re fortunate enough to do another Ant-Man movie, I would love to do it,” he said.
With the good word that this film is getting, I wouldn’t be shocked if we did get a sequel. James Gunn has even said that after Guardians of the Galaxy and Iron Man, this is his favorite Marvel movie.
In an interview with ComicBook.com, Reed elaborated a little more about just what he’d like to do for a sequel…or possible prequel:
Listen, if we were lucky enough to be able to do a sequel or a prequel, I’d be way into it. I’ve really fallen in love with these characters. I was always in love with the characters in the comic book world, but there’s a lot of story to tell with Hank Pym.
When Peyton Reed did an interview with Marvel.com, he spoke about his love of the Hank Pym character. This could be his chance to explore Pym’s past and introduce some characters from Marvel’s past.
As of now, Captain America: The First Avenger and the Agent Carter spin-off have been the only properties to explore the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s past. Studio head Kevin Fiege has said that other future films could possibly show us the history of the MCU. But there’s no guarantee that we’ll even get a sequel, let alone a prequel film.
Ant-Man hits theaters in just a few weeks on July 17.