How will Paul Rudd fare alone?
We love Rudd, everyone loves Rudd, but when was the last time he starred in a movie on his own? Rudd is fantastic at comedy — especially comedy duos — but he hasn’t starred in his own film in a long time. Rudd usually has a partner, either male or female, to bounce his wit off of and we’re wondering what that means for Ant-Man.
Will the Wasp make an appearance?
On the note of whether Rudd will helm Ant-Man alone, we’re wondering if Wright might decide to bring in the superhero’s crime-fighting partner from the comics: the Wasp. The Marvel films are a little lacking in female superheroes, and it could be a good way to appeal to female fans.
How will Ant-Man tie in to the Marvel franchise?
Wright’s Ant-Man will lead off phase three of the Marvel film franchise. It’s set to premiere in 2015 following The Avengers: Age of Ultron, which ends phase two. In past years Marvel has led each phase with an Iron Man film (Iron Man in 2008 and Iron Man 3 in 2013) so what does it mean that Ant-Man will be the start of Marvel’s next phase?
Will Ant-Man fit into the Marvel canon?
As we discussed before about whether Rudd is right for Ant-Man, Wright’s film seems to be leaning more toward comedy than action, which doesn’t really fit in with the other Marvel films. Sure, Tony Stark’s wit and Captain America’s fish-out-of-water jokes lighten up the other films, but they’re primarily action movies. Ant-Man could potentially feel misplaced among the other Marvel films.
Will Ant-Man have a relationship with The Avengers?
In the comics, Ant-Man is one of the original members of The Avengers — obviously the films haven’t followed that storyline, but we’re wondering if Nick Fury will make an appearance in a post-credits Ant-Man scene. Or if there will be any other indications that the film takes place in the same universe as the other Marvel films (such as: Stark Industries, S.H.I.E.L.D., etc.)