Ant-Man and the Wasp Trailer Breakdown - Evangeline Lilly and Paul Rudd

Marvel Studios is currently in a holding pattern as the coronavirus pandemic continues to keep the United States in a chokehold. There’s been a longer hiatus between the movies of the Marvel Cinematic Universe than was initially planned thanks to movie theaters being closed and the release of Black Widow being delayed. But there are still big plans for the next era of the MCU, and we mean that literally and figuratively when it comes to the Ant-Man franchise.

Director Peyton Reed is returning for Ant-Man 3 (or maybe Ant-Man and the Wasp 2), and while he’s not able to divulge any groundbreaking pieces of information about the developing sequel, he did say that it would be “a much bigger, more sprawling movie” than the previous two installments in the franchise. Read More »

Bring It On 20th Anniversary Virtual Reunion

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, watch a Bring It On 20th anniversary virtual reunion with director Peyton Reed, cast members Kirsten Dunst, Gabrielle Union, and more. Plus, learn about the many faces of the devil that go into Netflix’s series Lucifer, and learn about all the work that went into the Apollo Theater sequence from the third season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Read More »

Peyton Reed mandalorian

It’s been an eventful Star Wars Day despite the global pandemic, and the day isn’t over yet – Peyton Reed, the director of Ant-Man and Ant-Man and the Wasp, has revealed that he’s going to be one of the directors of The Mandalorian season 2 on Disney+. See his photo from the set below. Read More »

Ant-Man 3 Peyton Reed

Peyton Reed, who’s been at the helm of both 2015’s Ant-Man and 2018’s Ant-Man and the Wasp, has signed on to return to direct Ant-Man 3.

Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly are expected to reprise their roles as Scott Lang and Hope Van Dyne, and we expect the Wasp will be a major player with her name in the eventual title of this sequel, too. Read More »

Peyton Reed interview

Peyton Reed, the director of Down with Love and drummer of a long defunct Smiths cover band, once again brought some feel-good laughs to the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Ant-Man and the Wasp. The sequel was a bit bigger, a little looser, and even Scott Lang was funnier, but Reed and all involved still managed to keep it as contained and as cleanly told as the first movie. Reed’s Ant-Man still ain’t going big for the sake of going big.

Reed basically made what was a large-scale studio comedy with more emphasis on laughs than action. Ant-Man and the Wasp is a buddy comedy, not another save the world story. With smaller but more personal stakes, Reed delivered a sequel that does a lot more than check boxes. We recently had a brief conversation with the director about the sequel, mostly focused on his days in a Smiths cover band, notes from Marvel President Kevin Feige, working with Evangeline Lilly, and two of his past movies.

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Ant-Man and the Wasp Captain America cameo

Ant-Man and the Wasp almost had a hilarious Captain America cameo, but director Peyton Reed decided to cut it, because he doesn’t want us to have nice things. Read all about the Captain America cameo below.

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Peyton Reed spoiler interview

From Ant-Man to Bring It On to his crowning achievement, Down With Love, there’s a sincere buoyancy to director Peyton Reed‘s work. His deft control of tone is currently on display in Ant-Man and the Wasp, which brings good-hearted laughs to the Marvel Cinematic Universe after Infinity War‘s downer ending. While Reed made Scott Lang’s (Paul Rudd) origin story a heist movie, the sequel is a comedy focused more on banter and character than action – though the action is bigger this time around.

Before making the latest entry in the MCU, Reed watched “the holy trinity of romantic comedies”: Philadelphia Story, His Girl Friday, and It Happened One Night. “The male and female characters are so smart, and there’s this mutual respect between those characters, particularly in His Girl Friday, they respect each other in terms of what they do,” he told us. Reed, who’s also fond of those movies’ “incredible humanism,” also discussed returning to the Quantum Realm, mini Paul Rudd, the end credits tags, the influence of Elmore Leonard, and more. Read our full Peyton Reed spoiler interview below.

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ant-man and the wasp post-credits scene

You might not be aware of this, but Marvel tends to add these things called “post-credits scenes” to their movies. They’re scenes that arrive after, or sometimes during the end credits. Crazy, I know! Ant-Man and the Wasp is the latest MCU film with post-credits scenes waiting to be dissected, and director Peyton Reed took some time to explain their connection to Avengers: Infinity War. Spoilers follow.

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Yellowjacket still alive

Ant-Man and the Wasp just hit theaters this past weekend, and while director Peyton Reed was out promoting his new sequel, the conversation turned to the villain of the original movie. Ant-Man villain Darren Cross, AKA Yellowjacket, was assumed dead at the end of the 2015 movie, but in a new interview, Reed implies that things may not be as clear-cut as they seemed. Read More »

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Ant-Man and the Wasp Box Office

It should come as no surprise that Ant-Man and the Wasp topped the box office this weekend, and that it’s another sequel that has surpassed its predecessor in the opening weekend.

Ant-Man and the Wasp raked in $76 million at the domestic box office, coming in under the projections that had it making more than Doctor Strange‘s opening weekend of $85 million. It’s also the lowest opening for a Marvel Studios sequel, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing since the original opened to $57.2 million back in 2015.  Read More »