‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’

Premiere: February 17, 2023

As you first heard on my Murphy’s Law podcastAnt-Man 3 is a go! The film hasn’t been given an official release date at this point, but it is already in the early stages of set design and, prior to the COVID pandemic, was supposed to enter pre-production early in 2020 (no, that is not a typo) suggesting that it might be a much larger film than what people are expecting. Not too long ago I shared the rumor I heard that this may be the film in which Marvel Studios assembled the Young Avengers, a rumor which seems to have gained support among the fan base. If that’s the case, Ant-Man 3, directed by Peyton Reed, could close out the franchise with a large-scale universe altering film when it debuts.

Originally set to begin production in early 2021 for a February 2022 release, production on Ant-Man 3 has apparently been rescheduled for June of 2021. As of September, new wirter Jeff Loveness was still working on finishing the script and the film is still scheduled to film in the UK.

In September 2020 Deadline confirmed Jonathan Majors (Da 5 BloodsLovecraft Country) was to join the MCU as a lead in Ant-Man 3, being likely that he’ll be portraying none other than Kang the Conqueror.

During the Disney Investor Day on December 10, 2020, it was confirmed that the role of Cassie Lang would be recast, with Kathryn Newton stepping in to play the role.

Following what is expected to be the final post-pandemic reschedule of the Marvel Studios slate, Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania has seen its premiere shifted to July 28, 2023. Six months afterward the project saw its release date changed once again. This time, trading premiere slots with The Marvels meant it would now be coming to theaters in February 2023.

After initial reports hinting at his return in the summer of 2021, later that year it was rumored that Corey Stoll would indeed be returning to the Ant-Man franchise as none other than M.O.D.O.K.. Samuel L. Jackson seemingly confirmed he would be making an appearance in the Ant-Man threequel in a March 2022 interview.

Cast

  • Paul Rudd as Scott Lang / Ant-Man
  • Evangeline Lilly as Hope van Dyne / The Wasp
  • Jonathan Majors as Kang the Conqueror
  • Kathryn Newton as Cassie Lang / Stature
  • Corey Stoll as M.O.D.O.K.
  • Randall Park as Jimmy Woo
  • Michael Douglas as Hank Pym
  • Michelle Pfeiffer as Janet van Dyne
  • Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury
  • Bill Murray in an unknown role
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