Peyton Reed has finished filming on Ant-Man & The Wasp, making this a much less troubled production than Scott Lang's previous solo adventure. Longtime followers of the comic book movie news cycle will remember that it took over eight years for Marvel to get the first Ant-Man movie from conception to completion, with Edgar Wright leaving the project deep into the pre-production process and Peyton Reed stepping in to replace him.
Reed’s production of the shrinking sequel Ant-Man & The Wasp, on the other hand, seems to have gone without a hitch. Perhaps the biggest talking point was the reveal of Evangeline Lilly’s Wasp costume, which will appear in the film, paying off the post-credit tease from the previous movie. Fans have also glimpsed Paul Rudd’s new super suit, and seen an image of the villainous character The Ghost.
Fans already knew that Ant-Man & The Wasp's production was nearing its end, with wrap party images and Walter Goggins quotes making it clear that work was nearly done. But now director Peyton Reed has made it official, taking to Twitter to reveal that filming is over...
That’s a wrap. #AntManandtheWasp
— Peyton Reed (@MrPeytonReed) November 20, 2017
Just as short and sweet as you’d expect from the director of an action-comedy about shrinking superheroes, Reed’s Tweet consisted of just three words and one hashtag. Filming has clearly wrapped, and now Reed will turn his attention to the film’s post-production process, which is sure to include a lot of special effects work. He has until next summer to get the film fit for theaters.
However, although the film’s release is only eight months away, it might be a while before we see a trailer for Ant-Man & The Wasp. After all, the film – save for a few flashbacks – is expected to take place after the massive Avengers: Infinity War crossover movie. Marvel Studios hasn’t released the trailer for Infinity War yet, so Ant-Man & The Wasp will just have to wait its turn in the promotional queue.
It will be interesting to see how Scott and Hope’s lives are changed by Infinity War, and whether or not Scott has to live as an outlaw after turning against the government in Captain America: Civil War. Hopefully, Reed and his team can find a tonal balance to blend the high-stakes nature of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the funny banter of Scott and his pals.
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- Black Panther (2018) release date: Feb 16, 2018
- Avengers: Infinity War / The Avengers 3 (2018) release date: Apr 27, 2018
- The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019
- Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 02, 2019
- Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018) release date: Jul 06, 2018