Paul Rudd is a well-known actor known across the globe for his role as Scott Lang aka Ant-Man. Rudd will soon reappear on big screens with the third installment of the Ant-Man movie. Rudd’s character has played a critical role in the previous movies of the MCU. Rudd’s character is the thief turned superhero-who later joins the Avengers. Paul Rudd was first seen playing the role of Scott Lang in the 2015 movie, Ant-Man.
Paul Rudd’s character was introduced in the Avengers in the 2016 movie, Captain America: Civil War. Ant-Man played a significant role in obtaining the Infinity stones from the past by bringing the core for the development of the time machine to the table. Rudd’s character is surely one of the fan’s favorite characters. Paul Rudd will soon be seen reprising the role of Scott Lang in the upcoming Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. But the makers of the movie have already hinted that this may be Rudd’s last appearance in the MCU as the makers try to bring younger faces into the storyline.
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Stephen Broussard Hints At Paul Rudd’s Death In The Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania
Stephen Broussard is the VP of Production and Development at Marvel studios. He has produced several hit MCU movies including the upcoming Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. He has also produced the 2018 movie Ant-Man and the Wasp. Now Broussard has started hinting at the major upcoming changes in the MCU which will give room to new young faces.
Broussard addressed the increasing speculations on the development of the Young Avengers which have been spreading ever since several heroes have been confirmed dead in the blockbuster Avengers: Endgame. Fans are excited to know more about the future of Marvel which as per the comics is carried forth by the Young Avengers. Though Broussard declined the updates regarding the making of any projects related to Young Avengers yet his following statement raised the hopes of fans’ high.
“But a lot of Phase Four was about introducing the next generation and introducing new characters. I think it’s very germane to the Ant-Man film because it’s a generational film… the Ant-Man mantle gets passed down from Hank to Scott and now essentially to Cassie, who’s almost more of like the new Ant-Man, even though she doesn’t go by such, more so than the new Wasp.”
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Introduction Of Young Superheroes in The MCU
It is pretty evident that by the recent MCU release that the makers are continuously introducing new superheroes to fill the void left by their predecessors. The introduction of Hailee Steinfeld’s Kate Bishop in the Disney+ Hawkeye, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever had Letitia Wright as Shuri to replace Chadwick Boseman, Dominique Thorne aka Riri Williams was introduced as Ironheart, Xochitil Gomez as America Chavez in the Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and now we have Kathryn Newton as Cassie Lang in the third sequel of the Ant-Man movie.
It should come as no surprise if the makers decide to kill Rudd’s character in the upcoming movie to shift their focus to the new superhero. In the trailer of the movie, it was pretty evident that Kathryn Newton’s Cassie Lang will play a major role in the movie. The movie may focus on the origin of the new Ant-Man which goes by the name of Stature/Stinger in the comics. It will be tough for makers to include both Rudd and Newton in the storyline who have similar size-shifting powers obtained from the pym particles.
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It looks like the exit of Paul Rudd was a matter of time as the story needs to bring young faces to continue the story and character development. The upcoming movie, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, will present a lot of information about the future of Paul Rudd in the MCU as the movie will mark the beginning of the MCU phase 5. The movie will be released on February 17, 2023.