Peyton Reed is teasing bigs things for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.
The first two Ant-Man were released after Avengers: Age of Ultron and Avengers: Infinity War, serving as “palate cleansers” for audiences. That’s about to change with next year’s Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, according to a recent interview with director Peyton Reed.
“People felt like, Oh, these are fun little palate cleansers after a gigantic Avengers movie,” Reed told EW. “For this third one, I said, ‘I don’t want to be the palate cleanser anymore. I want to be the big Avengers movie.’
Entertainment Weekly has also revealed a brand new image from Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, featuring Paul Rudd as Scott Lang and with his daughter Cassie, played by Marvel Cinematic Universe newcomer Kathryn Newton. You can check out the image below.
Kathryn Newton is the third actress to take on the role of Cassie Lang in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Abby Ryder Fortson played a young version of Cassie in the first two Ant-Man movies before being replaced by Emma Fuhrmann as a result of the five-year time jump of Avengers: Endgame. Fuhrmann was then recast with Newton for Quantumania.
The Ant-Man series evolves
Fittingly enough, Paul Rudd’s standalone Ant-Man movies have been small in scale compared to other solo films in the MCU. However, given Scott Lang’s integral role in Endgame, he has since become a vital part of the Avengers, and his contributions involving science thanks to his collaboration with Hope Van Dyne and Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) have certainly been integral. Now that Kang the Conqueror is involved, it’s safe to say that this will be Lang’s biggest threat yet.
Directed by Peyton Reed from a script written by Jeff Loveness, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania also features Michelle Pfeiffer and Bill Murray. The film is currently slated to hit theaters on on February 17, 2023.
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