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Ant-Man Sequel: Ant-Man and Peyton Reed

ant-man sequel: The 20th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the 20th to debut no. 1 at the box office Ant-Man and the Wasp comes on the heels of two mammoth Marvel successes this year Black Panther and Avengers Infinity War, according to The Chronicle Herald. While the first Ant-Man, starring Paul Rudd, had a rocky road to release due to a late director change, the rollout of the sequel, directed by Peyton Reed, was smoother. According to studio estimates Sunday, the Ant-Man sequel easily surpassed the 57 million debut of the 2015 original in North America. Cathleen Taff, head of distribution for Disney, credited a marketing campaign that played up the film as a more modest, funny and light-hearted change-of-pace for Marvel following the grandiosity of Infinity War. Ant-Man and the Wasp, with a reported production budget of about 160 million, may have performed well enough to firmly establish its place among Marvel's more main-line superheroes. It came in solidly within of our range and definitely sized-up the sequel, said Taff. ( As reported in the news.