Marvel has tapped “Ant-Man” director Peyton Reed to helm the next installment, “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” coming out in July 2018, sources tell Variety.
Reed is currently in negotiations to direct. If a deal closes, he would join cast members Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas and Evangeline Lilly, who are expected to return.
Plot details are unknown, other than that the film revolves around Marvel’s smallest hero as he teams up with Lilly’s Wasp character, who is teased at the end of the original.
Kevin Feige is producing the pic, and no writer has been tapped to pen the movie yet.
“Ant-Man” has grossed $454 million worldwide, most recently bowing to a huge opening weekend of $53 million in China. The tiny superhero can be seen next in “Captain America: Civil War,” which will include several cameos from other Marvel heroes including Black Panther and Spider-Man.
Reed is repped by WME and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern. The news was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.