Ant-Man and the Wasp has been out in the theatres for almost 2 months now and it is doing amazingly well at the Box Office. The movie already got a great review from the critics as the movie has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 87%, and its box office numbers have proven it to be really profitable given the fact that it has already grossed $544 Million at the Worldwide Box Office and will probably end up with around $620 Million at the end of its entire run.
We should obviously not expect numbers as big as Black Panther or the Avengers as this is not as big of a character even in the Comics. Ant-Man was a C list character, and now he is a household name, which is a big achievement in itself. This franchise has become a Billion Dollar franchise now with the two movies taking it past the $1 Billion Mark. Marvel believes in making trilogies so we will surely get one for this franchise come Phase 4. The Ant-Man sequel hit the theatres after four years, so we could expect Ant-Man 3 to come out in 2022 if everything goes right.
Director Peyton Reed has plans for Ant-Man 3 and he is pretty hopeful about a potential final Ant-Man and the Wasp movie. Here’s what he told Comicbook.com when asked about a threequel:
“I’ll answer that question really honestly. Who knows, because I suspect, I don’t know this, but I think any further announcement of the slate — the rest of this year is going to be about the next Avengers movie and the tea-up to that stuff. And then I think we are all hopeful.”
“Just the same as last time. We didn’t have any idea there would be a second Ant-Man until maybe a month or so after the first one came out. This was a giant question mark. With the first one, there was obviously behind the scenes drama that preceded me, but also, it’s Ant-Man. There was a question of, are people going to see this movie? It was not a fait accompli. It could have gone either way. I think we are all interested in doing one. There is a story to tell there. Definitely. There is a story we’ve talked about potentially. I’m very, very hopeful.”
Ant-Man and the Wasp was clearly a build up for Ant-Man 3. Characters like Bill Foster, Janet Van Dyne and Ghost were introduced as supporting characters in the story with a lot of character development left to happen for them. The story of the sequel focused largely upon bringing Janet back from the Quantum Realm, but it also had subplots of Scott and Cassie enjoying some really amazing father-daughter time and the introduction of Ghost and Bill Forster.
While this movie did not build upon Cassie becoming a future Superhero in the MCU as she is too small right now, but the concept artist of the movie actually had her getting her own small suit which she used to shrink down and have fun with her father.
The Senior Concept Illustrator at Marvel Studios, Jackson Sze has released various new Concept Arts for the film and one of those Concept Arts may tease a very probable future of MCU as it shows Cassie Lang (Abby Ryder Fortson) suiting up with her dad and riding 2 flying ants. Here, have a look:
He has now posted yet another Concept Art of Cassie shrinking down and suiting up with her dad on Instagram. This particular piece involves Luis as he is swimming in the pool while little Scott and Cassie are riding a boat looking at a giant Pool-Monster Luis. Have a look:
While this was not a part of the movie as the plot of the movie could not have involved Cassie getting a size-altering suit as well, but something like this could surely be a part of Ant-Man 3. Scott could pass on the reigns of Ant-Man to his daughter towards the end of Ant-Man 3 where she leads the franchise further becoming one of the young Avengers just like the comics.
Here’s the official Synopsis of Ant-Man and the Wasp:
“From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes a new chapter featuring heroes with the astonishing ability to shrink: “Ant-Man and The Wasp.” In the aftermath of “Captain America: Civil War,” Scott Lang (Rudd) grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne (Lilly) and Dr. Hank Pym (Douglas) with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside The Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from their past.”