Marvel's Ant-Man 3: Dan Levy Debunks MCU Casting Theories

By Russ Milheim Posted:
Marvel, MCU, Ant-Man, Wasp

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is set to be Scott Lang's biggest adventure yet, with him and Hope having to contend with none other than Kang the Conqueror; a time-traveling villain who was first introduced and set up in Loki's season finale.

Kang is being positioned as the next big bad for the entire MCU, so it's interesting to see Marvel Studios give Ant-Man and Wasp the honor of giving the proper Kang his introduction. The connection between the shape-shifting heroes and Kang is easy enough to play off of, seeing as the Quantum Realm is the key to traveling across space and time—or at least, that's how the Avengers used it.

There's another actor who may be joining the MCU via Ant-Man's next foray: Dan Levy from Schitt's Creek. In August, he was seen alongside Paul Rudd in London, where the film was shooting. His presence immediately set off speculation that he was joining the next Ant-Man.

While he's been quiet on the matter for a while, Levy finally got the opportunity to set everything straight.

Dan Levy Debunks Ant-Man Rumors

Ant-Man 3, Dan Levy

Dan Levy was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Livewhere he confirmed that he was recently in London. 

This is something that caught the attention of fans, especially as he had dinner with Paul Rudd. Naturally, people assumed that he must be in talks to join Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.

Levy was able to set the record straight, saying that he is "not in Ant-Man:"

"That was the last time I was in London. Grateful to have a photo with Paul Rudd. I had dinner with him and his lovely family. The downside of having dinner with Paul Rudd is that the Internet, in this case, went wild with a conversation that included "Paul Rudd looks so much younger than Dany Levy," "They must be best friends," and Dan is in talks to be in Ant-Man. And the answer is: I wish I was best friends with him, not true, not in Ant-Man, and he also looks much younger than me. So it's kinda a lose-lose, other than the fact that you are having dinner with Dan Levy with Paul Rudd, which is a win-win."


No Marvel for Dany Levy?

The knee-jerk reaction to a celebrity denying their involvement in an MCU project is to assume that they are lying. After all, Tatiana Maslany said she wasn't She-Hulk, Benedict Cumberbatch denied being Doctor Strange, and Paul Rudd played convincingly dumb when talk of his potential Ant-Man role came up.

In this case, Dan Levy's response seems casual and genuine—though he is a great actor, so it's impossible to tell for now. With his recent popularity, if Marvel Studios hasn't already cast him in something, there's no doubt they are looking for where he could fit into one of its many projects.

Even if he were cast, there's absolutely no way to have given a good educated guess as to who he is. Predicting the general plot of the film is hard enough as it is, so Levy could have been dozens of different things. If he were in it, it'd be important for Marvel to make sure his MCU role was one that would allow the actor to flex his comedic chops—Thor: Love and Thunder perhaps?

Fans will have to wait until Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania hits theaters worldwide on July 28, 2023, to find out for sure if Levy will even make a cameo appearance at the least.

Release Date
February 17, 2023
- About The Author: Russ Milheim
Russ Milheim is the Industry Relations Coordinator at The Direct. On top of utilizing his expertise on the many corners of today’s entertainment to cover the latest news and theories, he establishes and maintains communication and relations between the outlet and the many studio and talent representatives.