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‘Scott Doesn’t Know How to Relate To Cassie’: Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania Director Peyton Reed Reveals MCU’s Greatest Father-Daughter Duo Has Shattered

Ant Man and the Wasp Quantumania Director Peyton Reed Reveals MCUs Greatest Father Daughter Duo Has Shattered

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is a celebration and a mourning of family and time. It is a story of reparations, coming to terms with loss, a family that features the greatest father-daughter duo but who now doesn’t know how to relate to each other, and of course, the big bad, Kang whose multiversal version we have already met in Loki. Paul Rudd returns in his iconic role as Scott Lang aka Ant-Man for the third time, he is accompanied by Evangeline Lilly as Hope Pym aka The Wasp, Michael Douglas as Hank Pym, Michelle Pfeiffer as Janet Pym, and Kathryn Newton as Cassandra Lang.

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

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Peyton Reed Talks About Quantumania and Family Dynamics

In an interview at the EW video studio after the San Diego Comic-Con panel, the cast, and director of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania sit down for a candid chat about the film, the importance of family in it, the role of Kang as an antagonist, and what it all means for each of them. The director, Peyton Reed, who has helmed all three Ant-Man films, thus securing an MCU superhero trilogy, speaks of the goals he strived to set and achieve while filming the movie.

“We were thrilled to get to do a third Ant-Man movie and do a trilogy. And we knew if we were going to 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 and everything that’s going on between Scott and Hope and Cassie. Cassie is now 18 years old and maybe Scott doesn’t quite know how to relate to her as an adult because he lost those five years because of the events of Endgame.”

Kang is the antagonist in Quantumania
Kang is the antagonist in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania

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It is already established that the quantum realm is a very real concept in the Marvel Universe and the Ant-Man trilogy has explored only a minuscule niche of its exponential potential. At the Comic-Con Panel at Hall H, Peyton Reed discusses the scope of the movie and where it is leading us with respect to the larger story and with the characters.

“We finally get to spend some time in the quantum realm. We have a lot in store for these characters in this movie, and we’re going to meet a lot of new characters in this movie and explore the quantum realm, which is not always what you think it is, so we’re really really excited to bring it to life.”

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Ant-Man 3: Quantumania Is a Celebration of Family Reunions

The movie will find the characters trying to shift the dynamics to make room and try to understand each other despite the initial hostility and animosity. Scott Lang who had lost 5 years in The Blip returned to find an adult Cassie, one who has mourned and dealt with the loss of her father. Now, she doesn’t know how to go back to the place where she and her father shared an enviable bond and neither does Scott. Paul Rudd says,

“It’s such a fun part to play and I’ve loved every time I’ve got to play Scott. We knew the scope of this thing was going to be different; we’re going up against Kang, which adds in a whole other element. Cassie is now older. There are things we got to explore and re-live from the first two films, but this was going to be a whole new thing — and it felt like it shooting it.”

Quantumania poster features Cassie in a suit
Quantumania poster features Cassie in a suit

Kathryn Newton who plays the part of the 18-year-old Cassie, adds to that and claims:

“Cassie is different. We’ve seen her five years later. She hasn’t seen her dad in a while. She’s a little more grown-up. She doesn’t know much. She’s messing up all the time. She loves her dad. She does, she doesn’t admit it but she does, and I think that’s at the heart of it and I hope people can feel that.”

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania premiere has been slated for 28 July 2023.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Written by Diya Majumdar

At 25, Diya Majumdar is inching closer to getting to the bottom of every film and television's history in existence. Having graduated with honors in literature from Miranda House, DU, her passion and profession both include dissecting the world of cinema, with more than 800 published articles on Fandomwire. She is a liberally opinionated person with an overbearing love for Monet, Edvard Munch, and Van Gogh and boasts of being an avid painter of all their troubled works.