Marvel hasn’t had a real failure yet despite making films from properties many people couldn’t work on screen. That’s certainly true of Ant-Man, especially after director Edgar Wright left it behind, as many thought he was the only one who could turn it into something worthwhile.
However Peyton Reed took over and turned it into a $450 million grossing hit. As a result Marvel wants him back and THR reports he’s in talks to return to helm the planned sequel, Ant-Man And The Wasp.
Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly are both set to return for the film, and it’s expected many of the other actors from the first movie will be back too.
There’s no script yet, with Marvel planning to get going on that once Peyton Reed has signed on the dotted line, so that he can supervise it. It’s due out July 2018.