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Ant-Man 4 release date speculation, cast, plot and more news

The Ant-Man 4 release date could bring Scott Lang back into the forefront of the MCU, and we've got all the details on Paul Rudd's upcoming Marvel movies.

Ant-Man4 release date: Paull Rudd and Evangeline Lily

When is the Ant-Man 4 release date? Scott Lang has survived another trip to the Quantum Realm and, more impressively, an encounter with the new big bad Kang the Conqueror.

We expect, though, that Scott’s actions will have huge repercussions for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and we’re excited to find out what happens next. Unfortunately, there’s been no mention of the smallest Marvel character in any of the upcoming Marvel movies, so what’s the deal?

Well, we’re not content to just sit back, passively watching all the Marvel movies in order, and wait for news. We want details now! So we’ve scoured the web and the Quantum Realm to bring you everything you could want to know about a hypothetical Ant-Man 3 release date in Phase 5 and beyond.

Ant-Man 4 release date speculation

Ant-Man 4 hasn’t been officially announced, and when Kevin Feige was explaining Marvel’s Phase 5 and 6, he didn’t even mention if the smallest heroes in the Avengers would return.

Still, as Thor Love and Thunder proved, Marvel’s not against giving popular heroes a fourth solo action movie, and it’s been reported that conversations have already begun at Marvel about a potential Ant-Man 4.

Ant-Man 4 release date: Scott and Hope in Quantumania

“We’re already thinking about [Ant-Man 4],” Ant-Man producer Stephen Broussard told Comicbook.com.”It’s like, every movie’s its own battle, and you bear the scars of making it and wanting to make it great. But hope springs eternal, and you start to put yourself back together after the journey of making the movie.”

“You’re like, ‘Yeah, what if we did X and what if we did Y?’ Like the wheels start turning, you can’t help yourself. I don’t want to say anything about specifically what those are, but yeah, you can’t help yourself. Those conversations, those whispers have already started to happen between myself and Peyton and Kevin.”

Ant-Man 4 release date: Scott, Hope, and Cassie in Quantumania

Ant-Man 4 cast speculation

Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly will almost certainly be back to lead the cast of Ant-Man 4. If the superhero movie gets the green light, we imagine the Ant-Man cast will assemble like the Avengers once again. It’s likely that Kathryn Newton will also be back as Cassie, and if she’s not back here, she’ll definitely be back for that Young Avengers movie.

The big question is whether Michael Douglas and Michelle Pfeiffer will return as Hank and Janet Pym. Douglas has said he’ll return, but only if he dies in the film, which hardly feels like a ringing endorsement of his commitment to the MCU.

Here’s the potential Ant-Man 4 cast:

  • Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man
  • Evangeline Lilly as Hope van Pym/The Wasp
  • Kathryn Newton as Cassie  Lang/Stature
  • Michael Douglas as Hank Pym
  • Michelle Pfeiffer as Janet van Pym

One person we’d love to see return in Ant-Man 4 is Michael Peña as Scott’s best friend, Luis. Come on, Feige, you know he’s the secret sauce that Ant-Man 3 lacked (check out our full thoughts in our Ant-Man 3 review).

Ant-Man 4 release date: Scott, Hope, in Quantumania

Ant-Man 4 plot speculation

We don’t know what Ant-Man 4 will be about, but we can turn to the comics and the Marvel Phase 5 and 6 timelines for some guidance. We know that Scott and Hope won’t be back before the Avengers next assemble, and we imagine the dynamic duo will have a role to play when the Avengers 5 release date and the Secret Wars release date.

After that, though, the world’s their oyster. There are plenty of fun Ant-Man stories that could be adapted for the big screen. We’d quite like to see Scott work with on the Fantastic Four MCU release date, a team he once joined in the comics.

One thing we don’t want Marvel Studios to adapt is the death of Stature story, it was sad in the comics, and the MCU version of Scott’s already lost so much time with his daughter that it’d be cruel to kill her before her time. Also, let’s leave the Quantum Realm alone for now.

Ant-Man 4 release date

Ant-Man 4 trailer

Ant-Man 4 doesn’t have a trailer because it has not been greenlit, and it would be weird if Peyton Reed started shooting a movie he didn’t have permission to make. We’ve included the Ant-Man 3 trailer for your enjoyment in the meantime.

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How can you watch Ant-Man 4?

You’ll find Ant-Man 4 in theatres first before eventually landing on Disney Plus. This has become Disney’s standard release plan for MCU, Star Wars, and any other major franchise.

If you love Ant-Man and the rest of the MCU, then check out our guides to all the new movies set in the expanding Marvel Multiverse, including a guide explaining everything you need to know about The Marvels release date.

For you real hardcore Marvel junkies, we’ve also got articles explaining more about your favorite MCU characters and deep dives on MODOK and Kang the Conqueror because who doesn’t love a good Marvel villain… well, except for the Avengers. If that’s not enough, though, you should definitely check out our list of the 101 best movies of all time.