New Trailer: Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania
Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantumania is the first MCU film to be released this year, kicking off a new phase in the Multiverse saga of the comic book franchise. Ant-Man 3 is not only the conclusion of Paul Rudd’s solo trilogy as Scott Lang, but also the introduction of the new Thanos-level villain, Kang the Conqueror. Express.co.uk takes a look at the full list of new and returning Marvel cast members.
Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantumania Full Cast: Where Have You Seen Ant-Man 3 Stars Before?
Who is in Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantumania?
Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantumania hits theaters on February 17, 2023
Paul Rudd – Scott Lang aka Ant-Man [returning]
After Iron Man, Captain America and Thor, Paul Rudd will finally complete his solo Ant-Man trilogy eight years after debuting in the original 2015 film. Having appeared in Captain America: Civil War and Avengers Endgame, Scott Lang will be sucked in. back to the Quantum Realm with his family, where he will be tempted into a Faustian deal with the villain Kang the Conqueror.
In addition to playing Ant-Man in the MCU, the 53-year-old is best known for playing Friends character Mike Hannigan, Phoebe’s husband. A veteran of early 2000s comedy movies, he’ll recognize Rudd in movies like Anchorman, Knocked Up, This is 40, and most recently Ghostbusters: Afterlife.
Evangeline Lilly – Hope van Dyne aka The Wasp [returning]
Having played Scott’s superhero and romantic partner in the first two Ant-Man films and Avengers Endgame, Lilly returns as The Wasp in Quantumania. Outside of the MCU, you may have seen the 43-year-old star as Kate in Lost and Tauriel the elf in two of The Hobbit movies.
Scott Lang (Ant-Man), Cassie Lang and Hope van Dyne (The Wasp)
Kathryn Newton – Cassie Lang [returning/new]
Scott’s daughter was previously played by Abby Ryder Fortson as a child in the first two Ant-Man movies. However, when her superhero father was trapped in the Quantum Realm for five hours, she discovered at the beginning of Avengers Endgame that five years had passed for everyone else on Earth. Returning home, her son was now a teenager played by Emma Luhrmann. Teenage Cassie has been recast as Kathryn Newton in Quantumania and could well be a member of the Young Avengers in the MCU’s future.
Before making her MCU debut, the 25-year-old starred in the TV shows Gary Unmarried, Big Little Lies, and The Society. She has also appeared in movies like Bad Teacher, Paranormal Activity 4, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Freaky, and Pokémon Detective Pikachu.
Janet van Dyne and Hank Pym
Michael Douglas-Hank Pym [returning]
The veteran Hollywood star played the original Ant-Man and creator of the Pym particle in the first two solo films and Avengers Endgame. Her invention is essential in the MCU for size changing and time travel. The son of Golden Age legend Kirk Douglas, the 78-year-old Oscar winner’s best-known films include The Game, Romancing the Stone and Wall Street.
Michelle Pfeiffer-Janet van Dyne [returning]
The original Wasp was lost in the Quantum Realm for decades until she returned in Ant-Man and the Wasp. Hank’s wife and Hope’s mother know the Microverse like the back of her hand, so she will be a regular guide and wise adviser to Scott and the family in Quantumania. It’s clear in the latest trailer that he’s warning Ant-Man not to trust Kang the Conqueror, while he too seems to have a past with Bill Murray’s character.
Outside of the MCU, the 64-year-old began her career in Grease 2 and Scarface, finding further success in The Witches of Eastwick, Dangerous Liaisons, and The Fabulous Baker Boys. The Oscar nominee was one of the highest paid actresses of the 1990s, she played Catwoman in Batman Returns and, most recently, she turned in memorable performances in Stardust, Hairspray and Murder on the Orient Express.
Kang the Conqueror
Jonathan Majors – Kang the Conqueror [returning/new]
The MCU’s new big bad is a time-traveling despot from 1000 years into the future. In Marvel Comics, his real name is Nathaniel Richards, a descendant of Reed Richards, also known as Mr Fantastic of the Fantastic Four. The villain is hell-bent on conquering different time periods in the multiverse and has multiple variants that will appear in future installments of the franchise.
Some of these alternate Kagn are also evil and others oppose him as the One Who Remains. This was Majors’ debut as the Kang variant in the final episode of the Disney+ show Loki. As it turns out, he had created the Time Variation Authority to police the MCU’s Sacred Timeline. However, as fans witnessed in the final shot, Kang himself has now taken over. The latter will also be the main villain in the 2025 film Avengers: The Kang Dynasty.
In addition to the MCU, the 33-year-old rising star is notable for playing Atticus Freeman in the HBO drama Lovecraft Country and Nat Love in the Netflix Western The Harder They Fall. His next big movie after Quantumania will be as Creed III antagonist Damien Anderson.
Darren Cross aka Yellowjacket aka MODOK
Corey Stoll – Darren Cross aka Yellowjacket aka MODOK [returning/new]
This actor previously played the villain of the first Ant-Man movie, Darren Cross. Hank Pym’s former protégé attempted to recreate the Pym Particle and sell it to HYDRA. Also known as Yellowjacket because of his shrinking suit, Ant-Man defeated him and shrunk to what was supposed to be his death. However, the Quantumania trailer has revealed that he survived, but only by taking another form. He is now reprising the character of him who has survived in the Quantum Realm for the past eight years as comic book villain MODOK, a cybernetically enhanced mutant being with an oversized head.
You may know the 46-year-old as Peter Russo on Netflix’s House of Cards or as Dr. Goodweather on The Strain. He also played Ernest Hemingway in Midnight in Paris, Buzz Aldrin in First Man, and Junior Soprano in The Many Saints of Newark.
Bill Murray – Mr. Krylar [new]
The comedian joins the cast of Quantumania as the governor of the luxurious community of Axia within the Quantum Realm. He has a history with Janet, who spent decades trapped in the Microverse with him before being released in Ant-Man and the Wasp.
The 72-year-old SNL alumnus is best known for starring in Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day, and for his Oscar-nominated role in Lost in Translation. More recently, he has been a regular cast member in Wes Anderson films. His latest film, Being Deadly, suspended production in April 2022 due to a complaint against the actor for inappropriate conduct and may be completed without him.
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Plus, supporting cast members from the first two Ant-Man movies are back in Quantumania. They include David Dastmalchian as Veb (he previously played Kurt), Randall Park as FBI Agent Jimmy Woo, and Gregg Turkington as Baskin-Robbins store manager Dale.
Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantumania hits theaters on February 17, 2023.
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