Michael Douglas Confirms His Return For ‘Ant-Man 3‘ With Production Update. Recently, Michael Douglas sat down with Collider to share about his upcoming projects, including his next appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) as Hank Pym in the final installment of the Ant-Man trilogy.
“The Marvel world has really been a blast!” Michael Douglas exclaimed. “I love them, I’m having a great time. We’re starting a third [Ant-Man movie] in the beginning of January 2021.”
This is some Giant-man sized news! It’s only been a few days since Director Peyton Reed even confirm the third film was in the works, and now, thanks to Michael, we now know Ant-Man 3 will start filming in January 2021! More than likely this means the third film will take place along side Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and Black Panther 2 in Phase 5 of the MCU.
Reed previously spoke with Comicbook.com about the potential for a sequel, and areas yet to be explored within the established material in the stories. “We added the Quantum Realm and Janet and stuff like that knowing that if we were able to make a sequel that that could be fertile ground.” Reed added, “There are definitely things in this movie that, if we’re fortunate enough to make another one, there’s a lot to play with. We spend more time in the Quantum Realm in [Ant-Man and the Wasp], obviously, than the first movie, but it feels like we’re just dipping our toes into it.”
A third installment into the Ant Man franchise will fall in line with the magic “Marvel Formula” of filmmaking and will be a great way to round out the franchise since the latest film, Ant Man and The Wasp still begs for some important questions to be answered about the quantum realm and the new family dynamic now that Janet Van Dyne (Hank’s Wife and Hope’s Mother) has returned. Not to mention, we have yet to see the fate of Scott and Hope and how they would deal with the events of Avengers: Endgame and missing 5 years of Cassie’s (Scott’s Daughter) life!
What do you think about the action-packed comedies? Are you excited for a third Ant-Man film? What stories do you hope will be explored in the final installment of the trilogy? Let us know what you think in the comments, we would love to hear your thoughts.
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