Marvel Studios confirms ‘Ant-Man 3’ for 2022

Martin Scorsese, James Cameron and Francis Ford Coppola can say Marvel Studios is evil and ruining movies all they want.

It won’t stop the juggernaut. Or fans salivating for more Marvel.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, development is now underway for the second sequel to the hit 2015 film starring Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly. Director Peyton Reed is said to be returning.

Plot details are under wraps, but barring any unforeseen circumstances, both Rudd and Lilly are expected to reprise their roles as Scott Lang and Hope van Dyne. It also seems likely the pair will be joined by Emma Fuhrmann, who made her debut as teenage Cassie Lang in Avengers: Endgame.

There have been rumors that this film will actually introduce the new group of Avengers or possibly The Young Avengers.

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Production is expected to commence at the tail end of 2020, possibly the beginning of 2021, with Marvel Studios reportedly eyeing a 2022 release date. Also, filming will only begin after both Scott Derrickson’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (05/07/21) and Taika Waititi’s Thor: Love and Thunder (11/05/21) have wrapped.

Peyton Reed returning as director will make him the third Marvel Studios director – after James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Jon Watts (Spider-Man) – to be afforded the opportunity to complete their original trilogy.

Ant-Man 3 is now the second Phase 5 film to have been confirmed, joining Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther II, and with that film opening on May 6, 2022.

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter