The third ‘Ant-Man’ movie will begin filming January 2021, according to actor Michael Douglas, who plays Hank Pym in the franchise. This also confirms his involvement in the upcoming film.
In an interview with Collider, Douglas made the shoot start reveal:
“The Marvel world has really been a blast. I love them, I’m having a great time. We’re starting a third one at the beginning of January ’21.”
Meanwhile, director Peyton Reed is returning to helm the film. It was a foregone conclusion he would come back, after he took over for Edgar Wright on 2015’s ‘Ant-Man’ and directed last year’s ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp.’
Reed will join ‘Spider-Man’s Jon Watts and ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’s ‘James Gunn in the group of directors who get to close out a MCU trilogy.
Moreover, Paul Rudd will also reprise his role as the titular character. No word yet on if cast members Evangeline Lilly, Michelle Pfeiffer, Michael Peña, Laurence Fishburne, Hannah John-Kamen, or Emma Fuhrmann will return. However, it is very likely they all come back.
While there are no plot details, it is looking likely that ‘Ant-Man 3’ will introduce the Fantastic Four into the MCU. Not only has this been the goal of director Peyton Reed for years, it would match up with our report from June. Reed getting the opportunity to usher in the next iteration of the first Marvel family, while also providing closure to the Ant-Man family, would be absolutely perfect. This idea is also reminiscent of how Spider-Man got his MCU debut through 2016’s ‘Captain America: Civil War.’
This means the sequel will be releasing in 2022, if all goes well. With shooting taking place this early, it looks like the film could nab the February 18, 2022 slot.