After countless massive announcements from this summer concerning Marvel’s Phase 4 slate on the big screen and Disney+, fans have still had one burning question: where in the world is Ant-Man!? You know, only the guy who helped formulate the idea to save half of all life in the universe in Avengers: Endgame? There has been at least confirmation, if not more, of 7 new MCU movies and 7 shows premiering across various media platforms over the next 2 years, but not one of them has included our favorite miniature hero.
Thankfully, a new revelation from our dear friend Charles Murphy earlier today gives us some insight into this! As recently as 2 weeks ago, we have learned Marvel Studios have decided to move forward with the third Ant-Man film under the business name Pym Particles Production III LLC, and is expected to begin filming in the summer of 2021!
Marvel Studios has made the decision to move ahead with the third 'ANT-MAN' film. About 2 weeks ago, I was told it was expected to film Summer of 2021. Yesterday I found the hard evidence I was looking for: Pym Particles Productions III LLC was formed a little over a month ago. pic.twitter.com/oeemIiX54o
— Murphy's Law Podcast (@PodcastMurphy) October 17, 2019
This is exciting news for all Ant-Man fans considering his pivotal role in the highest-grossing movie of all time and not having so much about a rumor about the completion of his solo trilogy until now. While Ant-Man and Ant-Man and the Wasp may not have been world-beaters at the box office (a respectable $1.14 billion combined), Scott Lang, Hope Van Dyne and the crew have become an integral part of MCU lore, and rightfully so considering their status in the comics as 2 of the original Avengers. Their two solo adventures were great follow-up films coming after Avengers: Age of Ultron and Avengers: Infinity War respectively, giving the fans a lot of fun and a couple of solid heist films after the Earth-shattering consequences laid down by Ultron and Thanos.
We still have to wait and see whether the movie is a part of Phase 4 or 5, and we shouldn’t expect a release before 2022, but none of us can wait to see Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly suiting up again (hopefully assisted by Michael Pena‘s impeccable storytelling.)