Peyton Reed, who directed both Ant-Man, and Ant-Man and the Wasp, teases possible return for Sonny Burch in the MCU!
Burch, played by actor Walton Goggins in Ant-Man and the Wasp, proved to be a thorn in Hope’s side throughout the movie. But could Burch have a future in the MCU as a villain going forward? I have to say, it’s not immediately obvious to me why he would?
I’ll start off by saying two things, one, I think Walton Goggins is an amazing actor. Two, I didn’t particularly like the Sonny Burch character. Burch came across to me, like an old Disney villain from a movie in the ’60s. Burch was motivated by his own greed, yet was also rather bumbling and naïve for a villain. However, Burch was only the middle-man, and working for someone else who wanted that Pym tech. Going forward, I definitely want to see who the power behind Sonny Burch is in the MCU. However, I’m not all that fussed about seeing Burch again himself, without some dramatic changes
Anyway, if it is up to director Peyton Reed, one would think Burch could be coming back. Reed recently answered a question on social media from a fan about Walton Goggins. Check it out below.
— Peyton Reed (@MrPeytonReed) May 2, 2020
Reed does not come and out and say there is a future for Burch. However, from his comments, it seems there could be a possible return for Sonny Burch in the MCU? I get the feeling Burch is a character Reed would like to bring back into Ant-Man 3 if he gets the chance
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Maybe I am going to be eating my words about Burch, and he’ll prove an effective recurring villain? Once we get to see who his benefactor is, it could change Burch up a little? As said above, I think Goggins is great, so if Marvel can just rejig his character a little, I’d very much like to see Burch evolve. I just think, Burch in Ant-Man and the Wasp, was a villain of the day and nothing more. If we compare Burch to, say Daniel Bruhl’s Zemo, it’s night and day how interesting the latter is as a villain to me.
To be honest, Ant-Man and the Wasp, in general, wasn’t that great a movie for me. I liked the Hope and Scott dynamic, and I always enjoyed Hank Pym and Scott’s gang as well. However, I thought Foster and Ghost were a little boring, and Burch was there simply to fill in the gaps when it comes to villains.
The Ant-Man movies are comedy movies, and I like that comedy element. However, I’d like to see the drama turned up a notch in Ant-Man 3, when it eventually happens. For me, Ant-Man had a better balance of tension and comedy than its sequel. Whereas, in Ant-Man and the Wasp, I felt like the action was far better choreographed. Somewhere, in between both current movies tonally is a perfect Ant-Man movie. I am just not 100% on whether Peyton Reed is the man to deliver on that promise though? Time will tell.
What do you think of Sonny Burch? What do you think of Ant-Man and the Wasp?
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SOURCE: Peyton Reed (via Twitter)