Marvel Movie Nooz: Ant-Man 3 Gets the Rick and Morty Treatment, Plus RDJ B-Day Wishes
There isn’t very much in the way of movie news these days. Uncertainty over the severity and duration of the coronavirus pandemic and its effect on movie theaters has already forced studios to delay, cancel and shift-to-streaming the release of dozens of movies, as well as put dozens more movie productions on hiatus until social distancing restrictions abate.
Of course, writers pretty much lead a life of isolation and seclusion already, which is likely the reason why our first Marvel Studios news in some time has to do with the hiring of a screenwriter. According to THR, Marvel has tapped Jeff Loveness, one of the creative minds behind Cartoon Network’s Rick and Morty, to write the sequel to Ant-Man and the Wasp. There is no production start date. Peyton Reed is expected to return as director, with Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly reprising their roles as Scott Lang/Ant-Man and Hope Pym/Wasp, respectively.
And, because it is such a slow news cycle, here are some birthday shout-out tweets to Iron Man himself, Robert Downey, Jr., from Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner and other members of his Marvel family to brighten your day:
Happy birthday to one of my absolute favorites! Love you 3000, @RobertDowneyJr pic.twitter.com/xkJmOivAdw
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) April 4, 2020
Sending you all the virtual hugs for your birthday, @RobertDowneyJr ❤️ I love you to life, 3000. It’s an honor knowing such a generous and complex man. pic.twitter.com/oufQoVy35V
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) April 4, 2020
Happy birthday to my dear friend @RobertDowneyJr much love, happiness, health. From my family to yours… ♥️🙏♥️. Love you brother pic.twitter.com/y2uaiykNLw
— Jeremy Renner (@JeremyRenner) April 4, 2020
Happy Birthday, @RobertDowneyJr !!! pic.twitter.com/a6k0GQRb9W
— Taika Waititi (@TaikaWaititi) April 4, 2020
Happy Birthday, Roberto. @RobertDowneyJr pic.twitter.com/VkyN1o7abl
— Russo Brothers (@Russo_Brothers) April 5, 2020
Image courtesy of Disney/Marvel Studios