How ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantummania’ Director Peyton Reed Became Kang and Why Big Screen Romantic Comedies Don’t Die – Crew Call Podcast

Admittedly, but Josh Brolin’s big baddie Thanos casts a big shadow on older Marvel movies.

But now there’s Jonathan Majors’ Kang the Conqueror, who debuted as a Disney+ variant of He Who Remains. loki And all testosterone surges this weekend Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantummania, which is set to debut to a franchise global record of $280M The catalyst for all that? Why is it all Kong?

The film’s director Peyton Reed tells us on a crew call today how it all came to be

You can listen to our chat below:

Basically progress towards Kang in the MCU and ant people Starting with the jumping off point of Michelle Pfeiffer’s Janet van Dyne and what she did in the quantum realm, that sector was introduced in the previous 2018 installment. Ant-Man and the Wasp. It was led by Reed, Marvel boss Kevin Feige and ant people Producer Stephen Broussard explained Reid as turning their sights on “the Mount Rushmore of Marvel Comics villains, Kang the Conqueror”.

(L-R) Paul Rudd and Jonathan Majors

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True, it was a “one-sided conflict” between Ant-Man, his friends and Kang, per Reed, “but there was dramatic conflict”.

“Let’s beat Scott Lang a little,” he added.

Kang and Janet’s other lure? It’s the “secret that families keep from each other.. she didn’t tell them about her encounter with Kang!” The filmmaker said.

Reid explained the casting of Majors for the part of Kang, “a beast of a scene” that includes multiple Paul Rudds and the future of romantic comedies on the big screen; Directors such as blockbusters are lagging behind benchmarks Turn it on And Separation.

Despite the genre’s shift to streaming, “there’s no way the romantic comedy is going to die,” says Reed.

“I don’t know if this young generation has their flagpole,” he adds, “but there is a version of a romantic comedy that will attract audiences.”

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