Ant-Man actor Paul Rudd has confirmed in an Instagram video that he’s currently in London filming Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, the third installment in MCU’s Ant-Man film series.
In the clip posted on Tyreek Hill’s Instagram account (@cheetah), Rudd is seen promoting a charity celebrity basketball game. The game in question is for the Tyreek Hill Foundation, raising money for the Cheetah Scholarship Fund.
Towards the end, Rudd mentions that he wouldn’t be able to attend the game as he’d be filming Ant-Man 3, but jokingly added,
“Maybe I’ll show up. I might be really small, you might not be able to see me, but I’ll be there.”Paul Rudd
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania will be exploring the Quantum Realm introduced in the first Ant-Man film and further expanded upon in Avengers: Endgame.
Back in 2018, director Peyton Reed talked to Comicbook.com about his plans for the trilogy,
“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 this movie, obviously than the first movie, but it feels like we’re just dipping our toes into it.”Peyton Reed
Reed recently also revealed via a tweet that the film will be using ILM’s StageCraft technology, similar to the one used for The Mandalorian. The tweet featured an image of a snow-clad landscape with a reflective orb, The Volume, located at Pinewood Studios in the U.K.
The Volume is a curved 20-foot high 270-degree LED video wall made up of 1,326 individual LED screens topped with an LED ceiling. It might possibly be used mainly for locations such as the different phases in the Quantum Realm.
The Ant-Man films follow Scott Lang, a former criminal (we prefer whistle-blower), who has a suit, made by Hank Pym, that can shrink him down to sub-atomic levels or enlarge him to the size of a giant.
Rudd will return as the titular character. Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, and Michelle Pfeiffer will also return to reprise their respective roles. Kathryn Newton will be replacing Emma Fuhrmann as Cassie Lang. Jonathan Majors will portray Kang the Conqueror, the main antagonist. Kang’s abilities include time travel, so there will definitely be a lot of traveling. through time
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is set for a release date of February 17, 2023. But before that, other Phase 4 projects like Loki and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will also explore concepts of time travel and multiverses, and hopefully will set up a much clearer picture for when Ant-Man 3 arrives.
|Evangeline Lilly||Hope van Dyne / Wasp|
|Michelle Pfeiffer||Janet Van Dyne|
|Paul Rudd||Scott Lang / Ant-Man|
|Michael Douglas||Dr. Hank Pym|
|Kathryn Newton||Cassie Lang|
|Jonathan Majors||Kang The Conqueror|
|MCU Phase Four||Release Date|
|Loki||June 9, 2021|
|Black Widow||July 9, 2021|
|Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings||September 3, 2021|
|The Eternals||November 5, 2021|
|Spider-Man: No Way Home||December 17, 2021|
|Ms. Marvel||Late 2021|
|Morbius||January 21, 2022|
|Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness||March 25, 2022|
|Thor: Love and Thunder||May 6, 2022|
|Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever||July 8, 2022|
|Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Sequel||October 7, 2022|
|The Marvels||November 11, 2022|
|Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania||February 17, 2023|
|Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3||May 5, 2023|
About Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is an American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics characters Scott Lang / Ant-Man and Hope van Dyne / Wasp. Produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Motion Pictures, it is intended to continue the story of Ant-Man after Ant-Man (2015) and Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) as a part of the MCU.
Directed by Peyton Reed, it was released on February 17, 2023. Filming began in early February 2021 in Turkey and was also shot in Atlanta, London, and Los Angeles.
It is the thirty-second film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the first instalment of the MCU’s Phase V. The movie follows Scott Lang and Hope Van Dyne, along with Hank Pym, Janet Van Dyne and Cassie Lang, battling against the evil time traveler Kang the Conqueror.