It looks like Ant-Man and the Wasp director Peyton Reed is eyeing Scot Lang’s (Paul Rudd) daughter Cassie for future stories in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Ant-Man and the Wasp just finally got its home release today, and in a featurette added in the bonus features of the movie (via ComicBook.com), director Peyton Reed talks about the seeds that he and his creative team planted in the first two Ant-Man movies.
Marvel comic book readers have been wondering about the future of Cassie Lang in the MCU, and so far Reed’s interview reveals that the director has been thinking about it too.
“Well, I think one of the things that we've set the seeds for in both movies — and I think particularly in Ant-Man and the Wasp — is Cassie Lang, Scott's daughter. In the comics, she goes on to be a hero in her own right, so I love the idea that in this movie we see that moment where she covers for Scott and stands up to the FBI agent. We see a little bit of her father's personality in her. I'm intrigued to kind of see what the future holds for Cassie.”
For those who aren’t familiar with Cassie’s comic book story, Scott’s daughter eventually becomes Stature in the comics, a size-changing member of the Young Avengers. Though she ultimately dies in the comics, she finds herself resurrected by Doom and reunited with her father. She then follows Scott’s footsteps and takes on the alias Stinger.
While Cassie’s journey into the world of superheroes might take some time, Marvel has a bright future ahead of it, entering a brand new phase after Avengers 4. With the studio’s plans to build its own Cosmic Universe, we can only imagine Cassie joining the team.
Ant-Man and the Wasp is now available on Blu-Ray and DVD.