According to star Evangeline Lilly in a new interview, filming on Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania has already surpassed the halfway mark.
Evangeline Lilly reveals Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is more than halfway finished with filming. Officially announced in late 2019, the new Ant-Man and the Wasp movie will be the third MCU project focusing exclusively on Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and Hope van Dyne (Lilly). Peyton Reed has once again returned to direct, and the movie itself is currently scheduled for release in February 2023. As Ant-Man 3 is still a long ways off, little is known about the plot. However, based on the title, it seems likely the movie will continue to explore the Quantum Realm after it played a vital part in the previous Ant-Man and in Avengers: Endgame.
Though the plot remains tightly under wraps, there are some major cast additions for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania that can shed some light on what’s in store. For one thing, the role of Cassie Lang has been recast; The Society‘s Kathryn Newton will take over as the teenage Cassie, which seems to hint she’ll be coming into her own superpowers as Stature at some point. Additionally, Jonathan Majors is set to finally make his proper debut as supervillain Kang the Conqueror. He recently appeared in the season 1 finale of Loki, though he was playing a Kang variant known as He Who Remains.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania first began filming this past summer, and it’s made quite a lot of progress since then. In a recent interview with THR, Lilly confirmed that production is “a little over halfway through.” With that in mind, it seems likely that Ant-Man 3 will wrap in the early months of 2022, a finish date that makes perfect sense when considering its 2023 release window. It doesn’t look like the movie has dealt with any COVID-related shutdowns either, which is a relief.
Lilly recently praised the Ant-Man 3 script, calling it the best one yet in the mini-franchise. In the same interview where she gave the production update, Lilly described a “eureka moment” she had while reading it, as it finally helped her understand Hope in a way she never had before. Going into Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, Hope will have just been revived along with half the universe after being snapped away by Thanos, and she’ll have both of her parents (played by Michael Douglas and Michelle Pfeiffer) by her side for the first time in a long while.
What that means for her arc remains to be seen, but it sounds like it’ll be a good one. Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania has had a predictably secretive production, in that not many set photos have emerged for fans to speculate over. That just makes the movie as a whole more intriguing, and with filming likely wrapping a few months from now, hopefully more updates will emerge soon.
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