Marvel Studios brings in Jeff Loveness to script Paul Rudd’s third solo MCU outing
News is emerging from the esteemed halls of Tinseltown that Jeff Loveness, best known for writing for the animated ‘Rick & Morty‘ show has been hired by Disney and more pacifically, Marvel Studios to write the screenplay for the third chapter in their ‘Ant-Man‘ series of movies. According to sources, Loveness’ services were obtained during the very early stages of the current Hollywood shutdown to open ‘Ant-Man 3‘ and he is already hard at work banging out the screenplay for the third solo effort for the Paul Rudd character.
As yet, there is no word on when the film will be going into production or where the film will fit into the phase of Marvel releases. After yesterday’s movement regarding the studios’ current and slated projects, it is anyone’s guess exactly where the film will fit into the release schedule. In addition, it will be interesting to find out and hear DIRECTLY from Marvel exactly what is happening with the Evangeline Lilly situation after the actress made some unwise and to some people, insulting comments at the beginning of the Coronavirus epidemic. Lilly has since apologized but many people, including Marvel fans it must be said, think what she said is unforgivable and that her apology isn’t up to scratch. We will have to see what happens but in my opinion, it would be sad to see Lilly not return as Hope Van Dyne (Wasp) or even relegate her character to a cameo appearance.
Peyton Reed has already been locked down to direct once more and Paul Rudd is onboard in what will be his fifth appearance as Scott Lang in the MCU. There is no word yet if Michael Douglas, Michael Pena, Laurence Fishburne or Hannah John-Kamen will be returning once more or whether the composer Christophe Beck will be back to score the film once again. Although the films are not the same kind of earners for Marvel compared to ‘The Avengers‘ movies and some of their other standalone films, the ‘Ant-Man‘ series does bring in the box office dollars and I for one can’t wait to see what they come up with next for the character.
Until next time, stay safe and look after each other.
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