Ant-Man and The Wasp Director Peyton Reed Had "Headaches" While Shooting The Film
by Meenakshi | Tue, 26 Oct 2021 16:29:55 GMT
A poster of Marvel Studios Ant-Man and the Wasp. Source: New York Times

An excerpt from the book The Story of Marvel Studios: The Making of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has revealed a shocking fact that Ant-Man and the Wasp director Peyton Reed had "headaches" whenever he had to shoot the film with the leading actor Paul Rudd of the film because studios two other blockbusters Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame was also being filmed at the same time and the director often had to reschedule the filming, but later on as the time passed Reed himself clarified that the thing eventually got better and sort out.

"We were shooting our movie, in which Paul is the main character. He is Ant-Man," Reed says in the book. "But that stuff was sorted out because the Avengers movies shot for months and months and months. So they were able to around us, which was great."

"We did not know for a long time how we were gonna deal with it, because [Infinity War] is the biggest dramatic move in the entire MCU," the director added.

"At the end end of the third act," Reed explained. "We almost wrap all the characters up into a neat bow: They have rescued Janet. Hank and Janet are back together. Scott and Hope have resolved their things. She's a fully-formed hero. Everybody seems great. and then that tag scene came along, and we pull the rug out from the audience and we trap Scott in the Quantum Realm."

An image featuring Ant-Man and the Wasp director Peyton Reed. Source: Deadline

Despite the various issues faced by the 56-year-old filmmaker Peyton Reed in filming the superhero epic, Ant-Man and the Wasp became a commercial success for the studio as it was able to earn over $622.7 million at the box office and became the eleventh highest-grossing film of 2018. Reed is currently busy as he is working on the third installment in the Ant-Man film series.

While Peyton Reed is serving as the director of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, he is joined by the film’s other star-studded cast like Evangeline Lilly in the role of Hope van Dyne also known as Wasp, Paul Rudd in the role of Scott Lang also known as Ant-Man, Michael Douglas in the role of Hank Pym, Michelle Pfeiffer in the role of Janet van Dyne, Kathryn Newton in the role of Cassie Lang and Jonathan Majors in the role of Kang the Conqueror, the main villain of the film who is a "time-traveling, multiversal adversary"

The story of the film is written by Jeff Loveness with the production under the banner of Marvel Studios and distribution under the name of media and entertainment giant Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. 

Marvel Studios Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’s story will continue after the events of Avengers Endgame, the film is a sequel of studios 2018 superhit Ant-Man and the Wasp and is based on the fictional superhero characters Hope van Dyne aka Wasp, and Ant-Man aka Scott Lang, both of them continue to make their appearance in the American comic book publication named Marvel Comics.