Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man Fate Was Accidentally Leaked
One of the most talked about and anticipated films arriving in 2023 is the kick-off to the MCU’s Phase 5, the Paul Rudd-led Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. But, it seems as though someone may have done a little too much talking, or rather reporting, as the fate of the titular tiny Avenger was possibly revealed. In a recent article penned by The Hollywood Reporter, during which the media outlet talked about the 100 most powerful women in Hollywood, Paul Rudd’s lawyer, Deborah Klein, was revealed to be continuing to represent the Marvel actor in “more Ant-Man and Avengers” films down the road.
A minute possible slip-up but enough to get the rumor mill churning, this bit of information would suggest that Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man does in fact survive his battle against Jonathan Majors’ Kang the Conqueror. The fate of the hero otherwise known as Scott Lang has been hanging in the balance since a recently released trailer for the upcoming flick revealed that Kang had destroyed multiple Avengers in the past. With this knowledge, fans have been wondering if Ant-Man will have what it takes to escape the Quantum Realm all in one piece.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania will center around the titular heroes who are sucked into the Quantum Realm following an accident created by Scott Lang’s daughter, Cassie (Kathryn Newton). As they take in the wonders of this other universe, the father-daughter duo and the rest of the gang will find themselves face-to-face with the ever-threatening Kang the Conqueror. Along with Paul Rudd, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania will see Evangeline Lilly reprising her role as the Wasp aka Hope van Dyne, with Michael Douglas as Lily’s father and former S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Hank Pym, and Michelle Pfeiffer as Hank’s wife and Hope’s mother Janet van Dyne, who’s also known as the original Wasp.
The Quantum Realm holds a special place of significance for Janet as she was previously trapped there for 30 years. David Dastmalchian will also appear in the film along with Randall Park who will reprise his role as FBI agent Jimmy Woo and will see Gregg Turkington step back into his role as Baskin-Robbins manager Dale, who Paul Rudd’s character worked for in the first Ant-Man movie. The feature will also usher in the anticipated arrival of Bill Murray as a villain, with William Jackson Harper and Katy O’Brian also joining the cast.
Paul Rudd’s latest dive into the world of Ant-Man will mark the arrival of Marvel’s Phase 5 which has several large titles and projects headed our way over the next few years. In the film department, we can expect to see projects including Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 which will be the final solo movie for our favorite cosmic adventurers, The Marvels, Captain America: New World Order, Thunderbolts, Blade, and Deadpool 3. As for Disney+ and Marvel shows, there will be Loki Season 2, Ironheart, and Daredevil: Born Again.
Did The Hollywood Reporter spoil it for all of us and reveal the fate of Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man? Or was it a red herring to send us off into a gossip-churning black hole? We’ll know soon enough when we jump into the Quantum Realm on February 17.