Marvel movie director Peyton Reed talks at length about the non-superhero films he has directed.
Director Peyton Reed answers (most of) your questions about the Marvel film.
"Ant-Man and the Wasp" director Peyton Reed and science consultant Dr. Spiros Michalakis tease more coming from the Quantum Realm.
Ant Man Director Peyton Reed Discusses His Knowledge of Super Heroes and Which Ones He'd Like To Direct Next
I was a kid who grew up reading those comics. I really came into it with a lot of knowledge of those characters. But I definitely reread a lot of them when we were prepping because there was some iconic imagery that I wanted to try and cram into the movie.
Paul was really involved, Paul and Adam McKay when I came on the movie, that's when they started their rewrites. So we all got together with Marvel and we talked about what we wanted to bring. Adam McKay as we all know is an incredibly funny writer, but Paul is the one that I was really impressed with.
20 year ago, Peyton wasn't who Studios hired to helm their effects-filled franchise films. He was the guy you hired to create the Special Features that then got tacked on to the VHS version of these sorts of movies.
Our Spidey senses are tingling ...
Paul Rudd is charming as the Ant Man. He is not too broad which he has a tendency to be, but plays it just right.
I believe comic-book movies -- and the overweening Comic-Con mentality that has consumed the Hollywood studios -- are strangling the movie industry, in part because these movies are so generic. Which may be why I enjoyed Ant-Man so much.