What made Ant-Man such a fun movie was it's potent blend of originality, heart and exciting action, as well as a distinct comedic pop. Their use of Ant-Man's powers to create mind-blowing set pieces was masterful, it is a testament to the writing that it still stood out next to such thrilling action sequences. But stood out it did, not just because of it's compelling characters and sympathetic protagonist but also because of it's comedy elements. The script had a really good comedic zing to it which helped the pacing of the film and made it a more enjoyable experience overall. This was due to the influence Adam McKay, director of Stepbrothers had over the script. The good news is that he is interested in returning to write on the sequel to Peyton Reed's pint-sized origin story. Which we now know has the title Ant-Man and the Wasp. The news came in an interview with Vulture. He had this to say:
"I'm talking to them. I just talked to Peyton the other day. I've talked to Rudd. I think they have a process they do where they bring a bunch of writers in and toss around ideas, so my hope is that they'll write a script and I can rewrite it again, because that was a great way to work, and I got to really get my imprint on the movie and have a great time doing it."
When asked by Vulture what he would think about directing his own Marvel Studios movie his answer was exactly what we would all say given that opportunity:
"Oh hell yeah."
Adam McKay's combination of strong comedic writing skills and Marvel adoration make him a requirement for the Ant-Man 2 writing team. What do you think about the idea of Adam McKay potentially directing a Marvel Studios movie? Let me know in the comments section. If this article was entertaining and informative please share it with your friends and check out my other content.