The MCU will soon wrap Phase 4. And then it will sail in Phase 5 with the third Ant-Man installment: Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. As you might guess from the name, the movie will take viewers into the Quantum Realm. Featuring Scott Lang, Hope van Dyne, Cassie Lang, Hank and Janet Pym, and also… Kang the Conqueror.
Here’s everything we know about Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania so far.
The third Ant-Man movie is titled Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania‘s Plot
Marvel released the movie’s synopsis at San Diego Comic-Con, along with an exclusive tease for the convention audience. The synopsis states:
Super Hero partners Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) return to continue their adventures as Ant-Man and The Wasp. Together, with Hope’s parents Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and Janet Van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer), the family finds themselves exploring the Quantum Realm, interacting with strange new creatures and embarking on an adventure that will push them beyond the limits of what they thought was possible.
The footage at Comic-Con showed that Scott wrote a book called Look Out for the Little Guy! He’s apparently not been quiet about how he helped save the world.
We get to see a little bit into Scott Lang’s Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania life in the official trailers for the movie. And we also get sucked right into the Quantum Realm, where we encounter all manner of interesting things… Including Kang the Conquerer.
It definitely seems like there are some epic battles in store for our heroes.
Kevin Feige shares of the film, “We wanted to kick off Phase Five with Ant-Man because he’d earned that position. To not simply be the back-up or the comic relief, but to take his position at the front of the podium of the MCU.” Meanwhile, writer Jeff Loveness summarizes the movie in a thought. “What if Ant-Man is accidentally in an Avengers movie by himself?”
He adds, “We’re not running around the streets of San Francisco anymore. We’re fighting one of the most powerful villains in Marvel history, and maybe these are the most unlikely Avengers to be the first to go up against this guy.”
Behind the Scenes
Peyton Reed is back for a third go-around with Scott Lang and Hope van Dyne. The director, who helmed both of Ant-Man’s previous solo outings, is returning to direct Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.
Rick and Morty writer Jeff Loveness will write the next Ant-Man film.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania‘s Cast
Naturally, Paul Rudd is reprising his role as Scott Lang/Ant-Man, alongside Evangeline Lilly’s Hope van Dyne/Wasp. Also returning are Michael Douglas and Michelle Pfieffer as Hank Pym and Janet van Dyne. Marvel Studios also formally confirmed Jonathan Majors will play Kang the Conqueror. Meanwhile, Kathryn Newton will play a teenage Cassie Lang.
In the latest casting excitement, Variety reports that The Good Place‘s William Jackson Harper has joined the cast of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania in the role of Quaz. We don’t know too much about the character, but Empire reveals that he’s a telepath and also “a freedom fighter who’s railing against injustice felt by the teeming communities living in the minuscule metropolis.” Sounds like a noble occupation. Perhaps Quaz will be the enemy that Kang overlooks.
Additionally, the latest Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania trailer revealed that M.O.D.O.K would be joining the MCU’s world as a new form of Ant-Man villain Darren Cross, played by Corey Stoll.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania‘s Release Date
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania will premiere on February 17, 2023.
Originally published on December 11, 2020.