Hank Pym Ant-Man and the Wasp
Hank Pym Ant-Man and the Wasp

Ant-Man 3 will reportedly begin filming in early 2021, according to actor Michael Douglas.

During an interview with Collider, Douglas (who plays Hank Pym in the films) revealed the tentative production start date for Ant-Man 3, saying, “We’re starting a third one… beginning January ’21.” He was also asked how it feels to be a part of the highest-grossing movie of all time, Avengers: Endgame, jokingly replying with, “Let’s just say… if you saw [Endgame], you might catch me for a brief moment…”

As with all other Marvel Studios properties in development, virtually nothing is known about the movie, which will serve as Peyton Reed’s third film set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Friday afternoon, trades reported Reed had officially boarded the project, despite it not being announced by Marvel Studios in an official capacity.

A January 2021 start for production suggests the film will be released in 2022, as most Marvel movies are shot a year before their release. This would fit within the massive schedule for the MCU, as 2021 is heavily booked and 2022 so far only has Black Panther 2. The tidbit about production also confirms the return of Douglas as Hank Pym, who has been with the franchise since the beginning.

Ant-Man and the Wasp
Ant-Man and the Wasp

Right now, it is a mystery as to what Ant-Man 3 will be about, but there is a good chance it will be used as a chance to explore more of the Quantum Realm. The Quantum Realm was a big part of Ant-Man and the Wasp, and it played an important role in Endgame. There are still so many things to uncover about this mysterious, fascinating place, so expect that to factor into Ant-Man 3′s plot.

Other upcoming Marvel movies include Black Widow on May 1, 2020, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier in Fall of 2020, The Eternals on November 6, 2020, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings on February 12, 2021, Loki in Spring 2021, WandaVision in Spring 2021, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness on May 7, 2021, What If…? In Summer 2021, Hawkeye in Fall 2021, Thor: Love and Thunder on November 5, 2021, and Black Panther 2 on May 6, 2022. Announced properties without release dates include Blade,She-Hulk, Moon Knight, and Ms. Marvel.

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