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Paul Rudd Already Has Some Thoughts About Ant-Man 3

Ant-Man and The Wasp

Marvel's Ant-Man and The Wasp hasn't yet arrived in theaters, but star Paul Rudd admitted he's already had some thoughts about a potential sequel.

"One of the things I think does separate this is this whole thing about family, and parents, and kids, and certainly my relationship with Cassie is a huge component of it," the actor told Screen Rant. "But it's also a father-daughter relationship with Hope and Hank and this, it does seem like it's their family business. I don't know. That's a good idea, yeah."

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In the comics, Cassie Lang grows up to be Stature, a size-changing hero and occasional leader of the Young Avengers. An older version of Cassie, played by Emma Fuhrmann, is expected to appear in Avengers 4, which could set up Scott's daughter as a superhero. As the Marvel actors retire from their roles, new heroes will need to step up. Rudd's idea of focusing on the Ant-Man family legacy certainly has comic book precedent. As Hank Pym and Janet van Dyne hand off their identities to younger heroes, Scott could one day train his daughter to join the next generation of Marvel heroes.

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Of course, all of that is contingent on a third Ant-Man movie being made. Rudd isn't so sure about that. "I have no idea whether or not if they'll do anything else with this," he said, "I really don't. Marvel's very good at keeping their cards close to their chest, not just with the public."

Directed by Peyton Reed, Ant-Man and The Wasp stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Peña, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Judy Greer, David Dastmalchian, Michael Douglas, Michelle Pfeiffer, Laurence Fishburne, Hannah John-Kamen, Randall Park, and Walton Goggins. The film arrives in theaters on July 6.

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