After the events of Avengers: Endgame, Marvel Studios is now ready to bring a completely new and mysterious storyline with the upcoming Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The list has the names of new heroes and teams. But the most notable one is 2023’s Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania. The third Ant-Man film has already teased a new Marvel along with some returning characters. Let’s have a quick look at the list of all characters confirmed and rumored for Ant-Man 3:
1. Michelle Pfieffer – Janet Van Dyne (Confirmed)
Ant-Man and The Wasp explored the Quantum Realm where Scott Lang traveled to when he shrunk himself below the safe limits during his battle with Yellowjacket. He was able to safely return from the Quantum Realm. Hank Pym then made a machine that can help Scott to find his missing wife, Janet Van Dyne. The character played by Michelle Pfieffer will be explored more in the third Ant-Man film.
2. Jonathan Majors – Kang the Conqueror (Confirmed)
The plot of Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania has not been revealed much. But Jonathan Majors is confirmed to make an appearance as the time-traveling villain known as Kang the Conqueror. The Avengers traveled back in time through Quantum Realm to gather the Infinity Stones in Avengers: Endgame. So, Kang the Conqueror will be present in MCU to deal with the ramifications of the rookie time-traveling.
3. Randall Park – Agent Jimmy Woo (Rumored)
Randall Park was first seen as a former S.H.I.E.L.D. turned FBI agent Jimmy Woo in Ant-Man And The Wasp. He later reappeared in Disney+’s WandaVision as the FBI liaison to S.W.O.R.D. during the Westview incident. This set him for a bigger role in the MCU. Considering his history with Scott Lang and current status in MCU, he might come back to reprise his role in Quantumania.
4. Kathryn Newton – Cassie Lang (Confirmed)
Cassie Lang’s character has been always seen in the Ant-Man franchise. After Abby Ryder Fortson appeared as Cassie in the franchise, Emma Fuhrman played the older version of the character in Avengers: Endgame. Now Kathryn Newton will play the role in the third Ant-Man film. This has led to more speculation about her role in the film.
5. Michael Douglas – Hank Pym (Confirmed)
When Scott Lang agreed to appear as Ant-Man in 2011, he was wearing the original size-changing suit made by Hank Pym. Hank Pym is a former S.H.I.E.L.D. scientist and government operative before losing his wife and leaving for the private industry. His history as Ant-Man has not been explored yet in the MCU. Since he was able to rescue his wife from the Quantum Realm, we might get to see a different version of Hank Pym appearing in Quantumania.
6. Hannah John-Kamen – Ghost (Rumored)
Janet Van Dyne’s rescue was almost ruined by Ava Starr/Ghost. Its connection to the Quantum Realm threatened to destabilize her body till she completely faded away from reality. She disappeared along with Laurence Fishburne’s Bill Foster in Ant-Man And The Wasp. But John Kamen has teased her return to the MCU as the Ghost in Quantumania.
7. Cassie Lang’s transformation into Stature and introduction of the Young Avengers (Rumored)
Cassie Lang’s return has led many MCU fans to believe that she would be seen in her own superhero role as the size-changing hero known as Stature. She later takes on the costumed identity of Stinger in the future. Stature’s unconfirmed appearance in the third Ant-Man film links well with the ongoing rumors that the Young Avengers will be formed in the MCU. This includes Cassie Lang as the founding member along with recently introduced MCU heroes like Eli Bradley/Patriot, Kate Bishop/Hawkeye and WandaVision’s twins Billy/Wiccan and Tommy/Speed.
8. Kat Dennings – Darcy Lewis (Rumored)
The character of Darcy Lewis made its debut in 2011’s Thor. Later she also appeared in its sequel, Thor: The Dark World. Recently she was seen along with Jimmy Woo in WandaVision. She was a consulting astrophysicist who was helping to investigate the Hex that covered the town of Westview. Her fan base has increased after appearing in WandaVision. So Marvel Studios might look for some ways to include her in the MCU.
9. Michael Pena – Luis (Rumored)
Another breakout character from the first Ant-Man film was Michael Pena’s Luis. He is Scott Lang’s former cellmate turned business partner at X-Con Security Consultants and the best recapper in MCU. The character had a large role in the first two Ant-Man films. He assisted Lang and Pym family on their missions. Though his character is not yet confirmed to return, there have been rumors that he might be involved in the upcoming movie.
10. Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly – Ant-Man and The Wasp (Confirmed)
Ant-Man and the Wasp, the two title characters of the franchise played by Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly are surely returning in the third film. Both the characters would further explore the Quantum Realm. Both of them have spent a lot of time working as superheroes and romantic partners. MCU fans will surely get to see more development of this relationship. Rumors say that both the superheroes will be seen in new costumes.