Ant-Man 3 Director Confirms Sequel Villain's Absence

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Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania will introduce the biggest villain yet in the trilogy with Jonathan Majors' Kang the Conqueror, who is also going to be the big baddie in the Multiverse Saga. Some fans have been wondering whether the upcoming film will also feature the other villains from the previous two films. Now, it looks like we may have to put down at least one of them.

In an interview with Legado da Marvel (via The Direct), director Peyton Reed confirmed that the second film's villain Sonny Burch (played by Walton Goggins) will not appear in Quantumania and they won't address the "mysterious benefactor" mystery that was established in that installment.

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"Well, for that particular question, you may have to wait a little bit longer. I love Sonny Burch, I love Walton Goggins, who I cast in the movie," he said. "But yes, he was definitely sort of working in service of someone. I don’t know that we’ll answer that in this movie, because we have a lot of story to tell in the Quantum Realm in this movie. But I love that fans have theories about that."

Reed also explained that the upcoming film will focus more on exploring the Quantum Realm which was already hinted at by the trailer that they released a while ago.

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"We have our own ideas about what that can be and that’s part of the fun of not always knowing if we’re going to get to make another movie. But you know, with the first one, we didn’t know. And certainly with this one, we didn’t know," the director added.

"But for this one, my big goal was, we’ve sort of dipped our toe into the Quantum Realm, but now we get to go down, and explore it, and go deep into the Quantum Realm, and see that it is this whole subatomic universe, and that Janet, she was down there for 30 years."

While it might be disappointing to hear that Sonny Burch will not make any appearance in the film, it sounds like the mystery with the character in the second film will be addressed in a future MCU project at some point and it's interesting to see when they will finally explore it.

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Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is set to release in theaters on February 17, 2023. You can check more details about it here.