Marvel scooper Roger Wardell has apparently unearthed some details about the upcoming Ant-Man 3 (or is that Ant-Man and the Wasp 2?).
In Avengers: Endgame, we were introduced to a teenage version of Cassie Lang, thanks to the five-year time jump.
Played by actress Emma Fuhrmann, Ant-Man 3 looks set to keep going with this older Cassie.
Wardell’s scoop revolves around Cassie’s upcoming role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The Young Avengers have been rumored for a while and, if Wardell is believed to be correct, Ant-Man 3 can see the introduction of not one, but two, of its members.
In the comics, Cassie has taken on the mantle of both Stinger and Stature. Wardell claims she will become Stinger in Ant-Man 3.
It makes sense, as the name Stinger actually links into the already present insect monikers. With Cassie having been present in the MCU since 2015, it makes sense for her to helm the upcoming Young Avengers.
Wardell further explains that Ant-Man 3 will introduce a second Young Avenger.
It centers around the character of Robbie Baldwin, who is set to have some (minor) issues with Scott. This is because he will be introduced as Cassie’s boyfriend.
Presumably, Scott will take some issues with Robbie dating his daughter.
In the comics, Robbie has also gone by two different superhero names – Penance and Speedball. Presumably, the Robbie introduced in Ant-Man 3 will be a version before he gains his powers.
The film could see Cassie stepping up into a leading role and setting up Robbie, before he becomes a hero in a future movie.
Ant-Man 3 isn’t set to begin production until 2021, but star Michael Douglas teased news would be coming soon. Peyton Reed is set to direct once again, with the regular cast returning.
If this scoop turns out to be true, it’s interesting to see the direction the MCU is taking. Rather than slowing down after Endgame, Marvel seems fully intent on keeping up the momentum. It’s not long before we will be introduced to more obscure heroes who will undoubtedly earn a place in our hearts.
Source: Roger Wardell