'Ant-Man and The Wasp' updates: 'Transformers' writers join Paul Rudd as scriptwriters

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The upcoming sequel to the hit Marvel Cinematic Universe film “Ant-Man” just got two new writers to pen the script.

According to a report by Deadline, writers Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari, have recently landed the role of being screenwriters for the upcoming sequel “Ant-Man and The Wasp.” The duo had been a member of the writer’s room for the “Transformers” film franchise and also did a rewrite contribution to the script of the first “Ant-Man” film.

Barrer and Ferrari will be joining main star Paul Ruddwho plays Scott Lang, the titular shrinking superheroin writing the script for the sequel film. “The Big Short” director Adam McKay is also reportedly joining Bearrer, Ferrari, and Rudd in developing an initial story treatment, before the trio of writers sit down together to pen the script for the film.

“Ant-man and The Wasp” will feature the return of actor Paul Rudd as Scott Lang and Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne, who will now take on the identity of the new The Wasp. Michael Douglas, who plays Hank Pym, the original Ant-Man and the inventor of the Pym Particles, is also expected to reprise his role for the sequel.

“Ant-man” director Peyton Reed is set to return to direct the sequel. “That was one of the things that was important to me in the first movie when I came on was emphasizing the Wasp more, both Hope Van Dyne and Janet Van Dyne,” Reed previously said in an interview, talking about the character of Lily. “It’s a crucial part. It’s a crucial part because in the comic books, with the exception of the first handful of Ant-Man stories, Wasp came on pretty early on in the comics in the ’60s and you really thought of them as a partnership, a romantic partnership as well as a hero team. It’s going to be fun to play around with all the aspects of that in this movie.”

“Ant-Man and The Wasp” hits theaters on July 6, 2018.