Peyton Reed is currently filming Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania in London with a cast including Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Jonathan Majors. With the latter confirmed as the villain Kang the Conqueror, it will seemingly continue elements of Loki’s finale where He Who Remains, a Kang variant from another universe, was murdered. His death unleashed the chaos of the multiverse upon the once Sacred Timeline.
Evangeline Lilly is also currently promoting her indie-thriller South of Heaven. In an interview with Collider, she naturally was asked some questions about the Ant-Man and the Wasp sequel. She spoke with particular fondness about Jeff Loveness, the writer of the third Ant-Man film, who she suggested had written the best script so far for the franchise.
I think he is phenomenal. I think he’s one of the best writers we’ve ever had. I think he’s got an incredible mastery of voice. So, on the page, I could hear all the characters, and I knew that he’d really kind of harnessed each person’s unique personality. I just think that it’s going to be really special. I actually think it has the chance to be the best one we’ve done yet.Evangeline Lilly
Lilly also spoke about watching the Marvel Studios Disney+ series. In particular, she spoke about being excited by the science behind the multiverse:
The science geek in me loves that element of how smart they are and how they tackle such enormous topics that most kind of fluff popcorn movies are not going to tackle. They tackled chaos theory. That’s really brave and really bold and really cool.” […] And the fact that when we explore the two sides to chaos theory, it’s two sides of the same person, is so good.Evangeline Lilly
Intriguingly, Lilly spoke about chaos theory specifically while praising the Quantumania script. While we don’t have any hints about the storyline in the third entry, the fact that Jonathan Majors is reprising his role as a variant of the character we met in the finale of Loki suggests that they might crossover. The series also has a second season in the works, which may explore the fallout of these events. It will be exciting to see how the film blends its usual themes of “family” with the wider impact of the multiverse.