Confirmed: Paul Rudd Confirms ‘Ant-Man 3‘ is “In the Works” at Marvel Studios. Marvel fans have been awaiting news on the fate of the Ant-Man franchise and now we have official word that Ant-Man 3 has been green-lit by Marvel Studios and will likely begin production in Summer 2021.
The news was confirmed by the films leading man, Paul Rudd (Scott Lang/Ant-Man) during an Actors on Actors interview with Chris Evans hosted by Variety. At the tail end of the conversation Rudd shares, “[A third Ant-Man is] the idea,” Rudd said in a recent interview with Chris Evans. “I don’t know what I’m supposed to say or what I’m not supposed to say but with this quarantine who even knows anything anymore?” When Evans continued to ask him about Ant-Man 3, Rudd ultimately remembered how tight-lipped Marvel Studios prefers their actors be. “I’m not going to be able to say anything, Chris,” he said. “You know the world.”
As for the predicted production start date, that news was shared with an insider close to Murphy’s Multiverse who shared, “I initially struggled with whether or not to share this information given the current uncertainty surrounding productions, especially here in the U.S.; however, in sharing it might clear up some confusion, so here it is: as of now, Ant-Man 3 has been rescheduled to begin production in June of 2021 in Atlanta. At the moment it’s really hard to predict what will happen with film and TV production in the coming months, much less all the way into next Summer, so I certainly wouldn’t start etching this one in stone any time soon but it is worth noting for one reason: when Marvel Studios reshuffled their release lineup earlier this year, fans were surprised, if not disappointed, that Ant-Man 3 wasn’t included on the slate.”
The fate of the franchise has been in limbo for some time, with many fans believing the uncertainty was partially to help keep the storyline secret in Avengers: Endgame, but with SO much content to be explored and explainations about the quantum realm to be had, it was very unlikely Marvel fans would have let the studio overlook a third Ant-Man film for long.
Peyton Reed is set to return as the director for Ant-Man 3 to complete the trilogy. Both Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly are set to reprise their rolls as Scott Lang (Ant-Man) and Hope Van Dyne (The Wasp). Also expected to return are Michael Douglas (Hank Pym), Michelle Pfeiffer (Janet Van Dyne), and Michael Peña (Luis). Writer and co-producer Jeff Loveness has been chosen by Marvel to pen a script for the third installment in the Ant-Man franchise. We can’t wait to learn more about this sequel and how it will affect the future of the MCU.
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