Progress on Ant-Man 3 is "going well" according to the film's director, Peyton Reed, though very little is known about what fans can expect from the upcoming third installment.
Reed recently spoke about the heroes receiving equal billing in the third film, talking about Scott and Hope's "partnership." The director also said that "the plan is to shoot the pic at the end of 2020 or top of 2021 for a likely release in 2022." Ant-Man 3 is supposedly set to feature some grand action sequences, according to an insider.
The film also saw big news in the casting of Jonathan Majors, who is reportedly joining the film as Kang the Conqueror. With a major casting like that, it would make sense to expect the character to crop up in other MCU projects following his debut.
The head of Marvel's visual development teased another new aspect of the film, hinting at the heroes' looks in Ant-Man 3...
Via ComicBook.com, in a recent Instagram Live, Head of Visual Development at Marvel Studios Andy Park spoke about Ant-Man 3. Park teased the idea that Ant-Man and Wasp would receive new looks, saying "most movies have new costumes."
WHAT THIS MEANS
It is typical for superheroes to get at least subtle refreshes of their costumes between films. Ant-Man himself saw several updates for his suit in between the first Ant-Man, Captain America: Civil War and Ant-Man and the Wasp. Wasp even received slight updates in between films, having the palette darkened following the Ant-Man post-credits scene and adding longer sleeves.
New costumes are even more significant now though following the supposed casting of Jonathan Majors as Kang the Conqueror in Ant-Man 3. With an Avengers-level threat that has the ability to time-travel appearing in the film, the heroes may need a few extra bells and whistles to stand toe-to-toe with their new foe.
Separate from this, perhaps Scott and Hope will require new costumes to explore more of the Quantum Realm. Tony Stark had to design separate costumes in order to venture the mysterious dimension in Avengers: Endgame, so it would make sense for the pair to update their gear for smooth exploration.
It will be a while before fans can see these new costumes in action, with Ant-Man 3 likely releasing in 2022.