“Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania” Begins Filming
It begins, as director Peyton Reed informs us via Twitter. He’s talking about filming for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, the third installment in his Ant-Man trilogy, which officially begins production today. Reed’s film is a crucial part of Marvel Studios’ Phase 4, which was launched with director Cate Shortland’s Black Widow.
The image Reed included in his tweet is a callback to the film that started Scott Lang’s journey, 2015’s Ant-Man. It’s the stuffed animal that Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) gave to his daughter Cassie (Abby Ryder Fortson) for her birthday. We next saw the bunny in 2018’s Ant-Man and the Wasp, and by now, it looks like it’s gone through as much as the Avengers have.
— Peyton Reed (@MrPeytonReed) July 26, 2021
Quantumania will see the major players from the franchise returning. Obviously, Rudd’s Scott Land and Evangeline Lilly’s Hope van Dyne will drive the story, with crucial characters like Michael Douglas’s Hank Pym and Michelle Pfeiffer’s Janet van Dyne returning. Kathryn Newton has replaced Emma Fuhrmann as Cassie (Fuhrmann played Cassie in Avengers: Endgame), and there’s speculation the casting of Fuhrmann might mean we’ll see Cassie become the superhero Stature.
The most exciting new face to join the Ant-Man world was revealed in another Marvel Studios project, their Disney+ series Loki. We’re talking about Jonathan Majors’ Kang the Conquerer, who appeared in Loki‘s finale and will be Quantumania‘s main villain.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is due in theaters on February 17, 2023.
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Featured image: Marvel Studios ANT-MAN AND THE WASP..L to R: Ant-Man/Scott Lang (played by Paul Rudd) and The Wasp/Hope van Dyne (played by Evangeline Lilly). Artwork: Andy Park. ©Marvel Studios 2018