The Ant-Man 3 movie does not know its release date
Paul Rudd returns as Scott Lang in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, which is still reportedly in production as of a few weeks before its scheduled release date. Marvel Studios’ Phase 4 has concluded with the release of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, and Phase 5 will begin with the release of the third installment in the series, directed by Peyton Reed. With the formation of Team Ant-Man, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania will be more epic than its predecessors, as they will enter the Quantum Realm and come face to face with Kang the Conqueror, the MCU’s next Thanos.
The release date of Ant-Man 3 has been pushed back to February 2023 after being moved about the schedule several times. The marketing campaign for the film is in full swing, with cast members making the rounds with the media in anticipation of the upcoming premiere. However, fresh set photos from @paulruddcom (via The Direct) of the filming of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania indicate that production on the MCU movie is still on in the final weeks before its release.
Can We Expect Trouble With Ant-Man 3?
The phrase “reshoots” has come to mean a picture is in trouble in recent years. Justice League and Suicide Squad, both known for their contentious reception, also underwent hasty reshoots, the effects of which were much-discussed after their respective releases. It should be noted; however, that extra filming and pick-ups are often built into the schedules of major blockbuster films in case the movies require any last-minute adjustments. It needs to be clarified what Marvel Studios’ supplementary photography for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania would entail, given the lack of context in the photographs mentioned above.
However, it’s important to remember that if this is just an introductory scene of Scott Lang carrying a box of what looks like Baskin Robbins, it may play a minor role in the plot of the sequel trilogy. It appears from the trailer for Ant-Man 3 that the majority of the film will take place in the Quantum Realm, where the Langs and the Pyms fight against Kang the Conqueror. Maybe Rudd is just shooting a funny scene, or it may be an establishing shot.
Granted, it could be unsettling to witness a big movie still filming a month before its premiere. This is nothing new for Marvel Studios, though. The Avengers’ iconic post-credits Shawarma scene wasn’t filmed until after the movie had already been shown. After seeing how famous that final Shawarma stinger has become, all the anxiety and last-minute planning were well worth it. Since Marvel Studios has accomplished this feat, it’s safe to assume that Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania won’t disappoint.