Kathryn Newton Says Joining the Cast of ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania‘ is a “Dream Come True”. As the MCU prepares to introduce the Young Avengers, Marvel Studios took the opportunity to share they have made the decision to re-cast the role of Cassie Lang from the Ant-Man franchise during The 2021 Walt Disney Company Investor Day event. The studios shared that Kathryn Newton will be replacing Abby Ryder Fortson in the role.
Recently, Kathryn spoke with THR about her recent projects and her upcoming movie, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania sharing her excitement and that this is a dream come true.
“I still feel like I can’t talk about it because I’m not on set and I just don’t want to jinx anything until I’m really there, making the movie,” Newton shared with THR. “But it’s a dream come true for me to be part of the MCU, and I’m so honored and so grateful because I love the Marvel universe so much. Five years ago, if you asked me what my dream was, I would have said, ‘To be in a Marvel move.’ So everybody who knows me knows how much it means to me, and I’m just so excited!”
Though Marvel has not shared a formal reason for the recasting, likely Marvel Studios is looking for someone to truly fulfill the role of Cassie Lang, aka Stinger, and bring in younger audiences for the next generation of Marvel Heroes.
Peyton Reed is set to return as the director for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania to complete the trilogy. Both Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly are set to reprise their rolls as Scott Lang (Ant-Man) and Hope Van Dyne (The Wasp). Also returning for the film is Michael Douglas(Hank Pym), Michelle Pfeiffer (Janet Van Dyne), Michael Peña (Luis) and Kathryn Newton (Cassie Lang). Writer and co-producer Jeff Loveness has been chosen by Marvel to pen a script for the third installment in the Ant-Man franchise.
We can’t wait to learn more about this sequel and how it will affect the future of the MCU. Be sure to check back here at Chip and Co. for updates and all things Marvel!
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