A lot of fans were genuinely thrilled when Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige finally confirmed last December during Disney's 2020 Investor Day that a third Ant-Man film will in fact be happening. The project has been rumored to be in development for quite some time now but it wasn't until Feige's presentation that the film has officially been announced.
Titled Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania, the sequel will undoubtedly explore the wonders and untapped potential of the Quantum Realm that previous films have failed to deal with. Not only that, but the film will also mark the MCU debut of Kathryn Newton as Stinger/Stature, adding another puzzle piece to the upcoming Young Avengers project.
The project has yet to get an official release date but Feige announced during the Disney spectacle that Ant-Man 3 will be hitting cinemas sometime in 2022 along with other projects like Captain Marvel 2 and the Blade reboot. However, a new report from Murphy's Multiverse claims that the project may have been pushed back to 2023.
According to their report, an Argentinian theater chain is listing Quantumania for a 2023 release. Other details about the supposed delay have yet to be disclosed but it'll be interesting to see if this move will end up affecting the MCU's Phase 4 slate.
A lot of people have been sleeping on the Ant-Man character for years now and for the most part, he's only been treated as comic relief. I'm quite optimistic that Ant-Man 3 will change all of that because if we're being honest, Scott Lang and Hope van Dyne, for that matter are easily some of the most underrated heroes in the MCU.
Directed by Peyton Reed, Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania is in active development.