Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) — better known as Ant-Man — has appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since 2015, and with each appearance, his role in the franchise has grown more important. He first foiled Darren Cross’s (Corey Stoll) evil plan before assisting Captain America (Chris Evans) in his fight against the Sokovia Accords. From there, he travelled to the perilous and unpredictable Quantum Realm, which proved to be the key to time travel and, thus, Thanos’ (Josh Brolin) defeat, who used the Infinity Stones to wipe out half of all life in the universe.
As if saving half of the universe with his or Hank Pym’s (Michael Douglas) size-altering science wasn’t enough, Lang is about to embark on another life-changing adventure.
In “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania,” he’ll return to the Quantum Realm to face mysterious forces, but this time he won’t be alone. Along with Pym and Hope (Evangeline Lilly) and Janet van Dyne (Michelle Pfieffer), he’s going microscopic with his daughter, Cassie Lang (Kathryn Newton), who’s grown from a helpless child to a capable adult over the course of the “Ant-Man” trilogy.
In fact, Cassie is such an important character in “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” that one could argue she is the film’s main character. This is why.
Cassie’s scientific mind is the driving force behind Quantumania’s story.
Director Peyton Reed spoke with Entertainment Weekly about “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quatumania” ahead of its release. During the interview, he discussed Cassie Lang’s character and how she has evolved over the three “Ant-Man” films. Reed has gotten to explore her more scientific side in the upcoming film, in addition to delving deeper into her bond with her father. He elaborates, “She has developed her own scientific mind. She’s been reading Hank Pym’s old journals and notebooks and has become obsessed with quantum science and quantum technology.”
The first “Quantumania” trailer gives us a taste of this, as Cassie develops a new piece of technology to communicate with the Quantum Realm — a good idea that quickly backfires in the worst way. The Ant-Family will be confronted with the imposing Kang the Conqueror (Jonathan Majors), an incredibly powerful and destructive presence in the MCU. This isn’t going to make things any easier for Cassie, who, like Kathryn Newton, is just trying to do her best. “She’s just trying to figure out how to be a good person while making numerous mistakes. Yeah, she’s a bit of a mess, and so am I “Newton revealed to Entertainment Tonight.
Cassie Lang will finally take the spotlight in “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania,” which will premiere on February 17, 2023.