The Ant-Man movies are some of the funniest in the MCU and, after the success of the first and second parts of Scott Lang’s story, Marvel is already preparing for a third party in which they will introduce a new villain and a new adventure, which could undoubtedly connect Ant-Man again with other characters from the Marvel universe.
The last time we saw Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly was in that epic battle in Avengers: Endgame where all the Marvel characters came together to fight Thanos and prevent him from having control of the Infinity Stones again, but, Outside of that scenario, Ant-Man, and The Wasp worked together to rescue Janet Van Dyne from the quantum realm, which they accomplished in Hank Pym’s laboratory, and it seemed they had already defeated their greatest enemy.
For a while, it seemed that the Ant-Man story was over, at least on its own, and that there would not be a third party, but then it was confirmed that Ant-Man 3 would be one of the new films that Marvel is already preparing and that Peyton Reed would return as director (becoming the first to direct a trilogy at Marvel, James Gunn is not directing Guardians 3 yet, so Reed would be the first) for a new story that would introduce a new villain.
Ant-Man and The Wasp grossed more than $ 600 million worldwide. The two films in the series have been among the most successful in the MCU (although it does not compare with the more than 2 billion of Endgame, the most blockbuster of the story), making perfect sense in the world that Marvel wants to continue the story.
In the MCU world, movie-specific details are protected until release time, but we already know a few essential things about the new Ant-Man installment.
What happened in the first Ant-Man movie?
In the first part, we meet Scott Lang. He receives a new opportunity to fix his life when his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, hands him the Ant-Man suit and asks for help to plan and carry out a heist that will save to the world.
What happened in Ant-Man and The Wasp?
After the Civil War (which is also one of the best Marvel movies), Scott is under house arrest, and Hank and Hope want nothing to do with him, but the trio teams up again to work on a mission. Secretly, to defeat a mysterious “ghost” who wants to take control of Hank’s laboratory and find a way to travel to the quantum realm to save Hank’s wife after discovering that she is still alive and trapped there for years.
What is Ant-Man 3 about?
There aren’t many details right now, but Scott and Hope are certainly going to have to deal with some aftermath of Avengers’ events: Endgame and the studio already has a new villain chosen to cause them trouble, Kang the Conqueror.
Who’s coming back for Ant-Man 3?
Paul Rudd is coming back as Scott Lang / Ant-Man, and while it is unconfirmed, it is highly likely that we will see Evangeline Lilly as The Wasp. For his part, Michael Douglas has already confirmed that he will return as Hank Pym, and that means that Michelle Pfeiffer could be back too, especially since we know that she survived Endgame.
With the time jump after Endgame, Abby Ruder Froston will have to be replaced as Scott’s daughter in the new movie. Rumors say that it will be Emma Furhmann who will take her place and that in the future, she will become a member of the Young Avengers.
“They [Marvel] are very secretive, but from my research, I know that in the comics Cassie becomes Stature and Stinger in Young Avengers and that would be great,” he told ComicBook.com.
Michael Peña, Judy Greer, and Bobby Cannavale are also expected to appear in the film, and Jonathan Majors, from Lovecraft Country, has already been confirmed to become the story’s new villain.
When is Ant-Man 3 released?
The sequel is confirmed, but for now, it only has a possible release date for 2022. In an interview, Michael Douglas said that the film would begin filming in January 2021, and it is believed that that could place its premiere in July.
Who is Kang the conqueror?
According to Deadline, Marvel called Jonathan Majors the role of Kang the Conqueror. This character debuted in the Avengers comics in 1964 and is a tyrant from the future who can travel through time, which has led him to face numerous Marvel heroes throughout different decades.
Kang has no superhuman abilities, but he is a genius, an expert in physics and history, an engineer, and a technician. He is armed with 40th-century technology and wears armor capable of projecting energy, holograms, and force fields and being able to control technology.
Courtesy of his “times”, Kang has access to technology from any century, and once claimed that his ship alone could destroy the Moon.  It is also much more resistant to radiation than humans today. Kang also has a weapon to weaken heroes and prevent them from using their superpowers.
Does Kang connect with the Fantastic Four?
Before changing his name and traveling back in time, Kang was known as Nathaniel Richards, who is supposedly a descendant of the legendary peacemaker benefactor of Earth-6311, also named Nathaniel Richards is none other than Reed Richards’ father. , a founding member of the Fantastic Four.