‘A little darker than we have gone. And it is epic’: Ant-Man 3 Star Michelle Pfeiffer Seemingly Confirms Fan Rumours That Movie Will Be the Darkest MCU Project Yet

Ant-Man 3 Star Michelle Pfeiffer Seemingly Confirms Fan Rumours That Movie Will Be the Darkest MCU Project Yet
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Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is going to lead the bandwagon of Phase 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The movie’s going to be an important addition to the line-up of MCU as it is set to introduce Kang the Conqueror, one of the key antagonists of the Multiverse Saga. As the D23 Expo is set to reveal another round of major announcements after the SDCC 22, it is being reported that Ant-Man 3 can be the darkest MCU Project yet.

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania

The Janet Van Dyne actress Michelle Pfeiffer D23 Expo has revealed some interesting details from the storyline of the movie. In a quick sizzle short which was released to hint at the announcements of the event, the threequel is reported to have a different storyline than the last two parts.

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A menacing storyline may change the future of the MCU

In the clip revealed at the D23 event, we can spot Michelle Pfeiffer shedding light on how this movie is going to change the usual spectrum of themes MCU deals with. According to her, this movie is going to be darker than anything in MCU. 

Michelle Pfeiffer speaks up about Ant-Man 3
Michelle Pfeiffer as Janet Van Dyne

From a first-look teaser shown to the audience at the San Diego Comic-Con 2022, it can be implied that MCU’s already on the path to establishing Kang as an extreme force of malevolence. 

As it is rumored among the fandom that this movie may also feature some deaths among the Ant-Man finally, a statement by Michelle Pfeiffer almost confirms it:


“It gets, at times, a little darker than we have gone. And it is epic.”

In the SDCC teaser, it was also revealed by Kang’s words that he already killed several Avengers across various dimensions so if all the pieces are put together, it makes more sense. 

Also Read: Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania Theory: Scott Lang Will Become the Messenger Who Warns MCU Heroes of Kang and the Upcoming Secret Wars, Form the New Avengers

Ant-Man 3 director agrees with Michelle Pfeiffer

Ant-Man is always watched by the MCU fans as a lighthearted fun franchise. But now it looks like the threequel will be a major transition to the classic theme. 

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Paul Rudd as Ant-Man

While Pfeiffer described the movie to be darker now, Peyton Reed, the director of the movie had hinted earlier only that this movie’s going to take a turn from its usual take:

“Well, I think we were thrilled to get to do a third Ant-Man movie and do a trilogy. And we knew if we were gonna do that we wanted to do some things differently. We really wanted to take a hard left turn and make a movie that was even more epic, but still progress the story of these family dynamics.”

It is also a notable fact that Kang is one of the most iconic antagonists in Marvel Comics. So surely there would have been many questions raised if his portrayal was not above one level from what we have already seen in the MCU. 

Also Read: Kevin Feige Confirms Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania Will Have Superhero Team Ups Like Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness


The importance of Ant-Man 3 in the Multiverse Saga

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Kang the Conqueror

Ant-Man 3 is going to be one of the key elements of the Multiverse Saga. This movie’s going to set up the Kang played by Jonathan Majors even before his full-fledged appearance in Avengers: The Kang Dynasty

Also Read: Avengers: The Kang Dynasty Theory….Kang Isn’t a Descendant of Reed Richards, He Is the Progeny of Doctor Doom

So facing him in the Quantum Realm is surely not going to be a strawberry experience for the Scott Lang family. Some theories also foreshadow the doom of Michael Douglas’ Hank Pym and Michelle Pfeiffer’s Janet. It is evident that the Paul Rudd character is going to be in the middle of the fire with all these sinister circumstances around him permanently changing the whole scenario of MCU. 


Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is going to hit the theaters on February 17, 2023

Source: D23 Expo(via @MarvelFlix)


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Subham Mandal is currently working as a content writer for FandomWire with an ardent interest in the world of pop culture. He has written more than 1000 articles on different spheres of modern pop culture and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. He’s also an experienced student journalist having demonstrated work experience with the Times of India. He aspires to be a column writer in the future.