Marvel's "Ant-Man" - European Premiere - Red Carpet ArrivalsThe sequel to "Ant-Man" is still a few years away, but the flick may have already found its director -- and it's a familiar face.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Peyton Reed, who helmed the first film, is currently in negotiations to direct the follow-up, "Ant-Man and the Wasp," too. The news comes fresh off the heels of the sequel getting a release date, which will be part of the Phase 3 slate of MCU films.

There are no writers attached yet, though based off the flick's title, it will focus more heavily on Evangeline Lilly's character, The Wasp. Lilly and star Paul Rudd are set to return for the sequel, and Rudd will once again reprise the character in "Captain America: Civil War," which is due in theaters in May 2016.

After all the upheaval behind the scenes with the first "Ant-Man" flick -- including original writer-director Edgar Wright abruptly leaving the project -- we can't imagine that the Marvel studio heads would risk ruffling any more feathers by bringing in someone other than Reed for the job. We expect that he'll be back for round two.

"Ant-Man and the Wasp" is due out on July 6, 2018.

[via: The Hollywood Reporter]

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