In an interview with ComicBook.com, Ant-Man and the Wasp director Peyton Reed explained the challenges of filming the sequel, seeing as how Ant-Man himself, Paul Rudd was also filming scenes for the yet to be officially titled Avengers 4.
Needless to say, scheduling is always a real pain in the butt, especially if you’re the lead of one film and an ancillary character in another. Such was the case with Rudd, who had to balance his time between Ant-Man and the Wasp and Avengers 4. Here’s what Reed said.
“Scheduling-wise, uh, you know, it’s a challenge, but it’s a challenge we knew was going to be there. It’s made easier, obviously, by the fact that we’re all down here on this Pinewood campus all working together. There’s behind the scenes shuffling and scheduling stuff, but so far, it hasn’t impacted us. I know in October there are some big dates coming up for Paul, but so far it’s been fine. So far I have not felt the impact of the other movie.”
One imagines that when you sign on to be a Marvel character, it’s understood that the character is going to be a big part of your career for the foreseeable future, which includes juggling schedules and assumedly turning down other roles. The early reviews for Ant-Man and the Wasp are for the most part positive, While the character may have one of the more unusual superpowers, Marvel has found a way to make it work.
Ant-Man and the Wasp opens July 6.
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