‘Shang-Chi’ Cinematographer Bill Pope Shooting ‘Ant-Man 3’

Bill Pope also shot Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 1 and 3.

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Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings cinematographer Bill Pope is also attached to the upcoming Ant-Man sequel.

One common criticism of Marvel Studios films in the past had to do with their visual style, but that seems to be changing with Phase Four thanks to projects like Loki and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Bill Pope was behind the camera for Shang-Chi and a new Arri Crew listing discovered by Will Mavity on Twitter suggests that he will return to the MCU for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.

Besides Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Bill Pope is best known for his work on The Matrix and also shot Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 2 and 3. When Edgar Wright was attached, Pope was also originally going to serve as the cinematographer on the first Ant-Man film.

Production on Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is currently taking place at Pinewood Studios in the United Kingdom. When filming started, director Peyton Reed revealed the upcoming film would utilize the groundbreaking StageCraft technology from The Mandalorian.

Here is the synopsis for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings:

“Simu Liu stars as Shang-Chi in Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings. Shang-Chi must confront the past he thought he left behind when he is drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings organization.”

Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton from a script written by David Callaham, the upcoming Marvel film stars Simu Liu, Awkwafina, Meng’er Zhang, Fala Chen, Florian Munteanu, Benedict Wong, Michelle Yeoh, and Tony Leung. The film is now in cinemas.

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania will hit theaters on February 17, 2023. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content!

Souces: Arri Crew (via Twitter)

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.