ant-manMarvel’s Ant-Man was a long movie coming. Edgar Wright started scripting it before there was Iron Man — even before there was something called Marvel Studios. Then there was the start of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that grew. Then there was a falling out between Marvel and Wright. Things looked dire for Ant-Man. But alas! A miracle! The movie came out and it wasn’t a mess. In fact, it was a blast.

Director Peyton Reed came to the rescue and gave us a really fun movie starring Paul Rudd as the titular character. Ant-Man did well in theaters in both the U.S. and the overseas market. And now, it’s getting a sequel, titled Ant-Man and the Wasp. Actress Evangeline Lilly will get to don the costume and show Ant-Man how heroics are done in their new adventures as the dynamic duo. Reed is in talks to direct — which he clearly deserves. Ant-Man could have been a disaster from all the production problems before he came on board.

Ant-Man was definitely one of my favorites from Marvel’s Phase 2. It was a quirky and strong closer. I am very much looking forward to Ant-Man and the Wasp.