Ant-Man may be Marvel's smallest hero, but the studio and its director Peyton Reed are hoping for big things once the movie is released July 17. And Reed is now talking this week about his hopes for a sequel, perhaps even delving into Hank Pym's role as the original Ant-Man according to a brief interview with ComicBook.
"Listen, if we were lucky enough to be able to do a sequel or even a prequel, I'd be way into it," Reed says. "I've really fallen in love with these characters. I was always in love with the characters in the comic book world but there's a lot of story to tell with Hank Pym."
Although Paul Rudd's Scott Lang is the titular Ant-Man in July's Ant-Man film, a comic book prequel to the film released in February revealed that Michael Douglas' Hank Pym character acted as Ant-Man previously during the Cold War. Marvel has set films in the past before, most notable Captain America: The First Avenger, and in an interview with io9 recently Marvel Studios' President Kevin Feige said that it's possible they could do so again.
"Certainly we could [set another one in the past]. There are no rules," Feige said. "I think the majority of them will be chronological, but not all of them necessarily."