I initially struggled with whether or not to share this information given the current uncertainty surrounding productions, especially here in the U.S.; however, in sharing it might clear up some confusion, so here it is: as of now, Ant-Man 3 has been rescheduled to begin production in June of 2021 in Atlanta.
At the moment it’s really hard to predict what will happen with film and TV production in the coming months, much less all the way into next Summer, so I certainly wouldn’t start etching this one in stone any time soon but it is worth noting for one reason: when Marvel Studios reshuffled their release lineup earlier this year, fans were surprised, if not disappointed, that Ant-Man 3 wasn’t included on the slate. Captain Marvel 2 got a date and Ant-Man star Michael Douglas had teased that some Ant-Man 3 news would arrive, so what happened to Ant-Man 3?
Fans in some circles came to believe the film had been outright canceled, which was never the case. The reality is that the film, which was supposed to begin filming in January or February of 2021 was a victim of the uncertainty of the production slate due to COVID-19. With so many films moving to 2022 and a backlog of projects to film both in the U.S. and abroad, the studio was willing to give the film some room to breathe, especially with a new writer on board and, from what I’ve heard consistently, big plans for the film.
And so here we are. Certainly the team at Marvel Studios knows that anything production related is going to be touch and go for quite a while; it’s my belief that this is why they’ve remained so quiet over the past couple of months. That said, Ant-Man 3 has not been canceled and is absolutely still in the plans. If, by some miracle, everything stays on track and long term shut downs are avoided, we could see Ant-Man 3 in theaters late 2022 or early 2023!