For all of the excitement generated by Marvel’s SDCC showcase, one MCU franchise was conspicuously absent from Hall H – Ant-Man.
Let’s not forget that Peyton Reed’s movies introduced the Quantum Realm and its many mysteries, before weaving them into the fabric of the MCU. This, coupled with the fact that Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly are perfectly cast as Ant-Man and the Wasp, leaves us wondering whether we’ll ever see Marvel’s tiniest heroes on the big screen again.
Be that as it may, the creative team behind Avengers: Endgame recently offered up a sliver of hope – even if it’s just a sliver. During the film’s commentary track, Joe Russo and Stephen McFeely, one half of the movie’s brain trust alongside Anthony Russo and Christopher Markus, pinpointed the moment when Scott Lang and Hope Van Dyne are reunited on the battlefield. And it even includes a subtle callback to Scott and his tendency to fawn over “Cap.”
Russo: “And this is just the gentlest reunion for these two characters.”
McFeely: “Yeah that’s the thing, they don’t get much even though he’s a driving force the story.”
Russo: “Now, if there’s another Ant-Man movie, there’s some stuff to play there.”
Long before Endgame arrived onto the scene, director Peyton Reed told ComicBook.com that he’d love to spearhead a third Ant-Man movie, as there are still many more secrets lurking within the Quantum Realm just waiting to be uncovered.
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.
The possibility of a third Ant-Man really rests on the shoulders of Kevin Feige, who confidently outlined plans for the MCU Phase 4 three weeks ago, yet stopped short of disclosing any future outings for Scott Lang and Co. That’s not to say Ant-Man has finished altogether, but for now, it seems other MCU series – namely Captain Marvel and Black Panther – have taken priority.