What to Expect from the Future of The MCU and When to Expect It
February 17, 2023: ANT-MAN AND THE WASP: QUANTUMANIA
As you first heard on my Murphy’s Law podcast, Ant-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 Bloods; Lovecraft 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.
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
Michael Douglas as Hank Pym
Michelle Pfeiffer as Janet van Dyne