This past summer during Comic-Con and D23, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige shared Phase 4 plans and beyond highlighting such films as Black Widow, Eternals, Shang-Chi, Thor: Love and Thunder, Black Panther 2, Captain Marvel 2, Blade, and the soon to be developed X-Men and Fantastic Four. However, there was no mention of Ant-Man. Now, thanks to a new report, Scott Lang may be returning very soon.
According to Charles Murphy (via Murphy’s Law Podcast), Marvel Studios has made the decision to move ahead with the third Ant-Man film. He also reports that the movie is looking to begin production sometime in the Summer of 2021, as Pym Particles Productions III LLC was formed a little over a month ago.
Marvel Studios has made the decision to move ahead with the third 'ANT-MAN' film. About 2 weeks ago, I was told it was expected to film Summer of 2021. Yesterday I found the hard evidence I was looking for: Pym Particles Productions III LLC was formed a little over a month ago. pic.twitter.com/oeemIiX54o
— Murphy's Multiverse of Podcasts (@PodcastMurphy) October 17, 2019
The character played by Paul Rudd was last seen in this year’s highest-grossing movie of all time Avengers: Endgame, and was arguably people’s favorite character in the film for his comedic edge in the high stakes situation the Avengers were going through.
Released in 2015, Ant-Man starring Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, and Evangaline Lilly grossed over $519 million at the global box office, and in 2018 Ant-Man and the Wasp was released, which introduced Michelle Pfieffer as the original Wasp, and would make even more than its predecessor grossing $622 million globally. So, it makes sense Marvel Studios wants to continue making films in this billion-dollar franchise.
Source: Murphy’s Law Podcast