Peyton Reed wants Ant-Man to be 'most personal' Marvel movies

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 9 July 2018
Peyton Reed

Peyton Reed

Director Peyton Reed has revealed he hopes the 'Ant-Man' movies are the "most personal" of the Marvel films

Peyton Reed hopes the 'Ant-Man' movies are the "most personal" of the Marvel films.

The 54-year-old director has helmed both films in the franchise, and Peyton has admitted he has "very different storytelling ambitions" when compared to some of the other Marvel movies.

He shared: "I really just use myself as the moviegoer, as a litmus test in terms of what they have and haven't seen. [At] Marvel, no one wants to repeat themselves, no one wants to bore an audience."

Peyton also revealed that even though the 'Ant-Man' movies are based on comic books, he worked with Spyridon Michalakis - the film's technical consultant and a quantum physicist - to ensure that the science behind the films was accurate.

Speaking to TechCrunch, he explained: "We don't want to give the audience a headache - but 20, 30, 50 years from now, we don't want people to say, 'Oh man, that was way off, that has no bearing on reality.'"

A number of scenes featured in 'Ant-Man and the Wasp' were shot on the streets of San Francisco.

And Peyton admitted that the real-life setting created "ts own challenges", especially as the central character, Scott Lang - who is also known as Ant-Man - has to keep changing size throughout the movie.

He said: "Shooting in daylight, exterior San Francisco, you had to believe that Giant Man was really there.

"That was probably the biggest overall challenge - we'd done a shrinking movie already, so we played with variable size while trying to keep it photo realistic."

Ant-Man and the Wasp

  • 4 stars
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 58min
  • Directed by: Peyton Reed
  • Cast: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Peña, Tip "T.I." Harris, Judy Greer, David Dastmalchian, Michael Douglas, Randall Park, Hannah John-Kamen, Walton Goggins, Michelle Pfeiffer, Laurence Fishburne
  • UK release: 3 August 2018

Sequel to Marvel's 2015 superhero flick Ant-Man, which sees the eponymous shrinking hero (Rudd) joining forces with the Wasp (Lilly) to rescue her long-lost mother (Pfeiffer) from a quantum realm. Silly yet also subtle, the film brims with chemistry from its strong cast.

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