Ant-Man 3: Michael Douglas teases possible production start date
Last Friday, it was reported that Marvel Studios is indeed developing Ant-Man 3 with Peyton Reed officially returning to direct. We’re still not sure which Phase the upcoming film will be a part of, but now we may have an idea on when to expect it.
In a recent interview with Collider, Academy Award winner Michael Douglas (a.k.a. Hank Pym) has confirmed that he will also be returning for the next installment, revealing that Ant-Man 3 is expected to start its filming on January 2021.
“The Marvel world has really been a blast!” Douglas said. “I love them, I’m having a great time. We’re starting a third [Ant-Man movie] in the beginning of January 2021.”
Should the third film indeed go into production in 2021, the film could arrive on one of the three already announced Marvel Studios release dates including February 18, 2022, May 6, 2022, or July 29, 2022. The first two Ant-Man films were both release in the month of July. So if the studio continues with its tradition, it would be possible that the next film might take the scheduled July 29, 2022 release date.
Presumably both Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly will reprise their respective roles as Ant-Man and the Wasp. The pair recently lent their voices to the Avengers: Damage Control VR experience. Both characters were also a part of Avengers: Endgame, although Rudd’s Scott Lang had the bigger role. That film notably introduced Emma Fuhrmann as Scott’s now-teenage daughter, Cassie Lang.
In the comics, Cassie eventually gained size-changing powers of her own and took on the codenames Stature and Stinger. But if Reed wants to keep the film series’ naming motif, we would suggest Ant-Man, the Wasp and Giant-Girl as the title.
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