It’s clear this Phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is going to be all about weird alternate and pocket realities. The title of Ant-Man 3 has been revealed, and it’s Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, clearly teasing a story set within the Quantum Realm.
There’s also a bit of casting news, as well. Freaky star Kathryn Newton will take over the role of Cassie Lang, the daughter of Scott Lang who takes after her superheroic father. In the comics, Cassie becomes the hero Stature, in which she had similar shrinking/growing powers as her dad. Later, she takes on the mantle of Stinger, with powers similar to Wasp. Abby Ryder Fortson played the role in the first two Ant-Man movies, but she’s only 12-years-old and Marvel clearly wants to age Cassie up so she can be part of the Young Avengers.
Paul Rudd will return as Scott Lang, of course, along with Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne, Michael Douglas as Hank Pym, and Michelle Pfeiffer as Jane Van Dyne. Jonathan Majors was previously cast as Kang the Conqueror, one of the real heavy-hitting villains of the Marvel Universe, and someone known to manipulate time to suit his own ends. He’s a Thanos-level baddie, let’s put it that way.
Peyton Reed is returning to direct, and I’m curious to see what he does next when this franchise wraps up. He had long lobbied for the Fantastic Four gig, but that has gone instead to Jon Watts.