Director Peyton Reed, known for his fantastic work in Bring it On and Down With Love, was most certainly facing an uphill battle this past weekend at the San Diego Comic-Con. After all, he’s not just the new director on Ant-Man, he’s replacing geek-beloved auteur Edgar Wright on the project. It takes a confident hand to introduce yourself as the guy who replaced Wright at this kind of convention, but I’m confident Reed will turn in a good movie (however different it may be than Wright’s take).
But life moves on and Ant-Man is marching forward (as ants do) with cast members Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Corey Stoll, and Evangeline Lilly still in place. Steve caught up with Reed at SDCC right after the film’s panel and was able to spend a few minutes with him getting a status report on the project. Topics include the state of the script, how it fits into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the film’s villains and more. Hit the jump to watch. Ant-Man opens July 17th, 2015.