Report: Peyton Reed Will Return for Ant-Man 3, Hitting Theaters in 2022

Scott Lang’s still got a few more tricks up his sleeves.
Scott Lang’s still got a few more tricks up his sleeves.
Photo: Marvel Studios

The Ant-Man will ride again. But will the Wasp?

The Hollywood Reporter has word that Reed—who stepped in to take over the original Ant-Man in the wakes of Edgar Wright’s departure from the project and then returned for Ant-Man and The Wasp—will return for a third Ant-Man. Details about the film are, of course, under wraps, but it is likely to shoot in either late 2020 or early 2021, according to the report, for a potential 2022 release. The movie was not included in Marvel’s extensive list of movie projects revealed at San Diego Comic-Con earlier this year.

What’s interesting about the initial report is that there is only mention that Paul Rudd is currently “expected” to return for the film, no mention of franchise staples like Michael Douglas, who plays Henry “Hank” Pym in the films, or Evangeline Lily’s Hope Van Dyne, the incarnation of the Wasp who formally donned that heroic mantle in the post-credit scenes of the first film and played a major role, obviously, in Ant-Man and The Wasp. While it’s likely that at the very least Lily will return—unless Marvel has standalone plans for the character!—we’ll have to wait and see just what Marvel has in-store for its size-changing superheroes.


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James is a News Editor at io9. He wants pictures. Pictures of Spider-Man!

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Yay! I love the Ant-Man movies, especially the second one. They are like fun little movies where you don’t have to worry about anyone getting hurt or killed and you can just go along with the adventure. And Rudd and Lilly are so good in their roles.

I can’t wait for Ant-Man, the Wasp, and Stature/Stinger.