– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Ever couple years, Marvel Studios seems to come across an obstacle that could very well derail them from their track to success. Early on, it was Thor, later on, it was Guardians of the Galaxy, and later still, it was the introduction of Ant-Man. Ant-Man was kind of a double-whammy though. Not only was it a character that few mainstream audiences knew about, but it was one fewer still took seriously. Furthermore, it had a director shake-up just prior to production, where Edgar Wright stepped down, and the relatively unknown Peyton Reed stepped in.

Despite all the obstacles, the film went on to be a success, taking in a solid $519 million worldwide. It was by no means Avengers money, but it was a definite mark-up from Thor and Captain America’s first films, and given that Ant-Man was a lesser known property then, it was all the more impressive. Perhaps most importantly was that the filmwas actually pretty good.

The prep for the production of the sequel, Ant-Man and the Wasp, is currently underway, and in a new tweet, director Peyton Reed teased with a fun photo. Check it out below:

Sadly no, that’s not a photo Reed took himself from the set of Ant-Man and the Wasp, but is instead a well-known set photo from The Incredible Shrinking Man. We do like the spirit of it, though, and like to think it’s indicative of them bringing practical elements into the film. Of course, the first one did to an extent, as well, with its macro photography. That really helped to give it a unique aesthetic when Scott was small.

Are you excited to see what new elements Ant-Man and the Wasp may bring to the table? Let us know in the comments down below!

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SOURCES: Peyton Reed

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.