The upcoming sequel Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is about to kick off Section 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe — a alternative that Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige mentioned was carried out as a result of the character had earned the precise to take action.
Chatting with Empire Journal in a latest interview, Feige mentioned the choice to let Ant-Man kick off the following period of the MCU — a choice that displays the standing that Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang has earned since his preliminary debut.
“We wished to kick off Section 5 with Ant-Man as a result of he’d earned that place,” Feige mentioned. “To not merely be the back-up or the comedian reduction, however to take his place on the entrance of the rostrum of the MCU. The primary dialogue we had was, ‘What if Ant-Man is by chance in an Avengers film by himself?’”
Director Peyton Reed was additionally available for the interview and mentioned that not like previous Ant-Man movies, this one received’t be centered round an insular story for the hero. As an alternative, it will see Scott combating “one of the highly effective villains in Marvel historical past” and a drive that the Avengers have by no means seen earlier than.
“We’re not working across the streets of San Francisco anymore,” Reed mentioned. “We’re combating one of the highly effective villains in Marvel historical past, and possibly these are essentially the most unlikely Avengers to be the primary to go up in opposition to this man.”
“Within the movie, which formally kicks off Section 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Tremendous-Hero companions Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) return to proceed their adventures as Ant-Man and the Wasp,” says the synopsis. “Collectively, with Hope’s mother and father Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and Janet Van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer), the household finds themselves exploring the Quantum Realm, interacting with unusual new creatures, and embarking on an journey that may push them past the boundaries of what they thought was potential.”
The third installment within the Ant-Man sequence will carry everlasting adjustments to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Along with Kang the Conqueror, it has additionally been confirmed that fan-favorite Marvel villain M.O.D.O.Ok will likely be making his live-action debut within the movie.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is as soon as once more being directed by Peyton Reed from a screenplay written by Jeff Loveness. It’s slated for launch on February 17, 2023.