Newswire: Peyton Reed isn’t thrilled about Ant-Man making the big time in the MCU

The story of Ant-Man is kind of a small one. Let’s acknowledge that pun and quickly move on. As opposed to characters like Captain America, Thor, or Doctor Strange, he’s not really waging battle on a national, cosmic, or even metaphysical plane; he’s simply trying to get his life back in order and reconnect with his son. Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang is a beleaguered ex-con with questionable morals; he doesn’t feel like a superhero. It’s a personal story. And that’s why director Peyton Reed wasn’t excited to see his character joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe big leagues in Captain America: Civil War,

“I think we like our little Ant-Man corner of the universe,” Reed told Moviefone in a recent interview. “Because it’s a whole different vibe tonally, but also just in terms of who Scott Lang—who Ant-Man—is. He is …

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