Marvel is putting together the third installment to the “Ant-Man” franchise, and Peyton Reed is expected to return to the director’s chair. Reed directed “Ant-Man” in 2015, and he returned to the franchise to direct “Ant-Man and the Wasp” in 2018. Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, and Michael Douglas are expected to return to the franchise, and we might see more of Michelle Pfeiffer.
The original “Ant-Man” opened in theaters in July 2015 and made $57.2M on opening weekend before grossing $519M worldwide. The sequel, “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” opened in July with a $75.8M debut before ending its theatrical run with a $622.6M gross. Disney hasn’t shared any (tiny or large) story details at this time, so fans will just have to sit tight. The “Ant-Man” movie will also has to wait in line, because the Marvel films “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” and “Thor: Love and Thunder” are expected to shoot and release before “Ant-Man 3” hits theaters.
All of the new Marvel movies will be part of “Phase 4,” and the studio outlined the upcoming films at Sand Diego Comic-Con earlier this year. The schedule currently includes “Doctor Strange 2,” “Black Widow,” “The Eternals,” “Thor 4,” and “Shang Chi.” Marvel is also working on a movie with “Fantastic Four,” and the studio is planning a “Blade” reboot. While fans are waiting for the Marvel films to hit the big screen, the Disney+ series will be releasing on the small screen. Disney is releasing “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,” “Wanda Vision,” “What If…?,” “Loki,” and “Hawkeye” on Disney+, with plans to release new series based on “Moon Knight,” “Ms. Marvel,” and “She-Hulk” as well on the video streaming service.
Details might be slim on “Ant-Man 3” for now, but the movie could go into production as early as 2020, or early 2021. Leading up to the start of production, we should know more about the supporting cast, and if we are lucky, the timeframe of the story.
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