Ant-Man 3’s Cassie Redesign Makes Her Perfect Hero’s Story Unlikely

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania likely won’t use Cassie Lang’s perfect origin story in Avengers: Endgame due to Marvel’s overhaul.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe Might Be Missing Cassie Lang’s Perfect Origin Story Ever Since Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania recast Scott Lang’s daughter with Kathryn Newton. When Marvel Studios officially confirmed its plans for Ant Man 3 at the end of 2020, it came with some surprise announcements. One was confirmation that Kang the Conqueror was the villain, but the other revealed that Cassie Lang had been recast, with Kathryn Newton reprising the role.

Marvel’s decision to recast Cassie Lang with Kathryn Newton has been seen as confirmation that she will become a superhero in Ant Man 3. The MCU planted the seeds for Cassie’s superhero transformation into Ant-Man and the Wasp, where a much younger Cassie said she wanted to be her father’s sidekick. Since becoming a superhero in the comics and a member of the Young Avengers, many have been waiting to see Cassie become Stature, Stinger, or one of her other aliases. It has even been theorized that Avengers: Endgame could include its origin due to Emma Fuhrmann playing an older version of Abby Ryder Fortson’s Cassie.


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The events of Avengers: Endgame provided the perfect origin story for Cassie Lang’s superhero journey. She survived the fall of Thanos and lived the next five years thinking her father was dead. Now would be the perfect time for Cassie to somehow dress up and become a new version of Ant-Man to honor her father. She would have seized the opportunity to become a new hero at a time when the world was in chaos and more than half of its greatest heroes were missing. It could also have mirrored the comics, where Cassie originally became a hero after Scott’s death. Although Avengers: Endgame made this origin possible, the decision to recast Cassie Lang for Ant Man 3 makes it highly unlikely that Marvel Studios will use this origin story.

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The main reason why Ant Man 3 will most likely avoid this Cassie Lang origin story is the recast decision. The MCU has recast various characters in the past, but the franchise has so far only moved these characters’ stories forward, not backward. This helps preserve the limited illusion of the MCU canon and doesn’t get mixed up when the different actors have played the characters. With Kathryn Newton playing Cassie in Ant Man 3, Marvel will also surely avoid having her play Cassie during The Blip. If they did that, the chronological order of actresses to play her would be Fortson, Newton, Fuhrmann, and then Newton again.

While it’s understandable to some extent why Marvel Studios wanted Newton, who’s a bigger name and more recognizable face, to play Cassie in Ant Man 3, it is a pity that it probably robs the character of this origin. That would have been a refreshing way to tell the origin of a Legacy style character. Cassie’s origin and training alongside Ant-Man and Wasp might now seem quite similar to recent stories by Kate Bishop and Yelena Belova. With a bit of luck, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania has a clever and unique Cassie Lang origin story in store despite the redesign setting her up for the Young Avengers.

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  • Marvels/Captain Marvel 2 (2023)Release date: February 17, 2023
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (2023)Release date: May 05, 2023
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (2023)Release date: July 28, 2023

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