The news that Ant-Man will be getting a sequel in July 2018 – brilliantly titled Ant-Man and The Wasp – was very well received recently, and thankfully, it has now been revealed that director Peyton Reed is in talks to return to take the helm. Taking over from Edgar Wright at a fairly late stage in production, Reed did a fantastic job on Ant-Man, and talked passionately about his desire to return to the franchise to continue Scott Lang’s story back in July.

There’s no word on who will end up writing the Ant-Man sequel just yet. Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish, Adam McKay, and Paul Rudd were all credited on the first movie, but it’s safe to say that neither Wright nor Cornish are going to be in any way involved with this follow-up!

Ant-Man and The Wasp has clearly become a priority for Marvel Studios over the past few weeks, especially following the first instalment’s debut in China this weekend. Ant-Man had a huge debut in the Middle Kingdom with $43.2 million, and that’s taken its worldwide haul to $455 million. It’s thought that Ant-Man will ultimately end up grossing north of $500 million.

Rudd is set to reprise the role of Ant-Man next May in Captain America: Civil War. He’ll then return in Ant-Man and The Wasp (hopefully) alongside Evangeline Lilly and Michael Douglas.