It’s been a few months since we last heard word that Lovecraft Country star Jonathan Majors had joined the cast as the central villain, and now Kevin Feige has revealed that Marvel Studios’ highly-anticipated third Ant-Man and the Wasp film is expanding its cast with the addition of Freaky lead Kathryn Newton as Cassie Lang, as well as confirming the film’s official subtitle as Quantumania!
In Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania Newton will be replacing Emma Fuhrmann, who played a teenage Cassie in Avengers: Endgame, as well as Abby Ryder Fortson who played the child-version of Cassie in Ant-Man and Ant-Man and The Wasp.
Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly will once again share top billing as Scott Lang/Ant-Man and Hope van Dyne/Wasp, respectively. Additionally, Michael Douglas and Michelle Pfeiffer will be back as well. Michael Peña, Tip “T.I.” Harris, and David Dastmalchian seem likely to return, but have not been confirmed.
Perhaps the most intriguing piece of Ant-Man 3 news came earlier in the year, when Jonathan Majors was reportedly cast as Kang the Conqueror. Kang is not a traditional Ant-Man villain, but he is an Avengers nemesis with the potential to be the MCU’s next big bad. Kang hails from the far future, and his comic book incarnation has repeatedly attempted to conquer the present.
Peyton Reed will return to direct Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania, which will be written by Rick & Morty‘s Jeff Loveness and open in theaters sometime in 2022.
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