UPDATE: ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ Already Started Filming in Turkey
UPDATE: Here is a quick update on the article, as @Orochimarusama_ was kind enough to translate the statement by Mehmet Ersoy, which reveals that filming has already begun in Cappadocia. They also seem to be eyeing several other locations, so we will see if there is even a chance we might already see some shots from the set make their way online as filming continues.
Even as the pandemic lurks, Marvel Studios is not holding back on getting their productions together. They’ve been hard at work on their future slate even if there is still a possibility Black Widow gets another delay that may affect their entire line-up. Just a few days ago, we got our first look at Thor on the set for Thor: Love and Thunder rocking a nice Thunderstrike-inspired costume. The film is slated to release in May 2022, so they have enough time to get productions. There is a good chance that other films for that year might be entering productions in the coming months. Marvel Studios might try to keep potential delays into account and plan in some additional months just in case. It looks like one of those films might also already eyeing its filming locations, as the Turkish Minister of Culture and Tourism, Mehmet Nuri Ersoy, has let slip that Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is filming in Turkey on the Turkish TV channel Habertürk TV.
I won’t claim I speak a lot of Turkish but the channel is discussing tourism and the pandemics’ impact. They then namedrop Ant-Man during their section on the countries’ filming economy. I think I heard out that Cappadocia might be the location they are eyeing for the upcoming production. It is a beautiful location that is famous for its Hot Air Balloon Flights and Pigeon Valley, where you can find the ruins of Uçhisar Castle. Speaking of, that location could be a perfect backdrop for the Quantumverse’s secret inhabitants that was teased in a deleted scene from Ant-Man and the Wasp. Cappadocia is a beautiful place and has been used for a variety of films and TV shows in the past. It seems rather likely that the Ant-Man threequel is slowly getting ready to start production, especially as Michael Douglas did hint at him growing his goatee in time for production again.