Ant-Man and the Wasp: What We Know About the Upcoming 2023 Movie
The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has become a global phenomenon since the release of Iron Man in 2008. Over the years, the MCU has grown to include a variety of characters and stories, captivating audiences with its mix of action, humor, and drama. One of the most entertaining entries in the MCU is the 2018 film, Ant-Man, and the Wasp. With the third installment of this movie series rumored to be in development, fans are eagerly anticipating the future of the beloved characters. In this blog, we will take a closer look at the future of the Ant-Man and the Wasp franchise and how it fits into the larger MCU.
The Plot of Ant-Man and the Wasp 2023
While not much is known about the plot of Ant-Man and the Wasp 2023, fans can expect the film to pick up where the last one left off. In the post-credits scene of Ant-Man and the Wasp, Scott Lang (played by Paul Rudd) is trapped in the Quantum Realm after helping Hope van Dyne (played by Evangeline Lilly) and her father, Hank Pym (played by Michael Douglas), save Janet van Dyne (played by Michelle Pfeiffer). The film is expected to explore more of the Quantum Realm, which is a parallel universe of sorts that exists at a subatomic level. Fans can also expect to see the return of several key characters, including Ghost (played by Hannah John-Kamen), who was last seen in Ant-Man and the Wasp, and potentially even Luis (played by Michael Peña), who has become a fan-favorite.
The Importance of Ant-Man and the Wasp in the MCU
While Ant-Man and the Wasp may not be as well-known as some of the other heroes in the MCU, they play an important role in the larger universe. The Ant-Man series is unique in that it focuses on the world of science and technology, rather than the more fantastical elements of the MCU. This allows the films to explore a different side of the universe, one that is grounded in reality. Additionally, the Ant-Man series has been successful in balancing humor and heart, making it a fan favorite.
In terms of the larger MCU, Ant-Man and the Wasp have been involved in several key moments. In Captain America: Civil War, Scott Lang played a significant role in the airport battle scene, showcasing his abilities and providing some much-needed humor. Additionally, the events of Ant-Man and the Wasp had major implications for the larger universe, particularly with regard to the Quantum Realm. The Quantum Realm is expected to play a significant role in the upcoming film, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, as well as potentially other future MCU films.
The Future of the Ant-Man and the Wasp Franchise
While no official announcement has been made about the future of the Ant-Man and the Wasp franchise, there have been several rumors and hints that suggest a third installment is in development. In an interview with Yahoo! Entertainment in 2019, director Peyton Reed expressed his interest in exploring the relationship between Scott and his daughter, Cassie (played by Abby Ryder Fortson), as well as the Quantum Realm. Additionally, Michael Douglas has hinted that a third film is in the works, stating in an interview with Collider that “there’s been talk” and that “I haven’t heard about it recently, but I know there’s a script being worked on right now.”
If a third Ant-Man film is indeed in the works, it is likely to be released in the next few years. Marvel Studios has several films scheduled for release over the next few years, including Black Widow, Shang-Chi, the Ten Rings, Eternals, and Spider-Man: No Way Home. It is possible that Ant-Man and the Wasp 3 could be released in 2023, though it is important to note that Marvel Studios has not made any official announcements about the film’s release date.
Ant-Man and the Wasp have become a beloved franchise in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The series provides a unique look into the world of science and technology, while also balancing humor and heart. The upcoming Ant-Man and the Wasp 3 is highly anticipated by fans, and it is expected to explore more of the Quantum Realm and potentially tie into other MCU films. While we don’t know much about the film at this time, we can be sure that it will continue the tradition of the Ant-Man franchise: bringing action, humor, and heart to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.