Despite not having even debuted a teaser trailer for this year’s sequel, Ant-Man and the Wasp, talk is already emerging of a potential third film in the comedic superhero franchise.
Speaking with IGN over the weekend, supporting player Michael Peña revealed that his time on the set of of Afghan war tale 12 Strong saw him almost immediately begin discussing the Marvel Cinematic Universe with lead Chris Hemsworth, with Peña revealing: “We talked about it on the first day. It’s a whole different kind of club to be in, the Marvel Universe. I don’t know if they’ll use me for the third movie, I still really don’t know. It’s cool to make a little bit of a mark on that Marvel Universe and it’s kind of a cool club, they run a really cool studio.”
The offhand acknowledgement of a potential third Ant-Man feature marks the first such indication of a potential trilogy-capper for the character, generally expected to continue in a supporting capacity elsewhere in the MCU. Meanwhile, Peña also confirmed that the forthcoming second chapter will sport less improvisation than the first movie.
Ant-Man and the Wasp opens in cinemas this July.