Ant-Man & The Wasp: Quantumania is going to be third installment in the Ant-Man franchise with director Peyton Reed returning alongside a a growing cast that consists of Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, Michael Douglas as Dr. Hank Pym, Michelle Pfeiffer as Janet, Kathryn Newton as the new Cassie Lang, and Lovecraft Country’s Jonathan Majors playing Marvel Comics baddie Kang The Conqueror.
The Ronin has been able to confirm that Marvel is planning on returning to shoot selected scenes in San Francisco, California at some point during the film’s production and likely will be exteriors. Back in November, we had heard that filming would be heading back but can now confirm this information as the studio is in the pre-production stage and securing filming locations before the summer shoot.
San Francisco is the main setting of the first two Ant-Man films and Marvel shot there briefly last year for Destin Daniel Cretton’s Shang-Chi & The Legend of The Ten Rings. Sony’s Venom and Venom: Let There Be Carnage has also used to location.
The Ant-Man sequel is expected to shoot primarily in the United Kingdom at Pinewood Studios UK under the working title Dust Bunny (via Production Weekly).The Pinewood facility is said to have The Volume, which Peyton Reed got experience using on the two episodes of The Mandalorian he directed for Season 2. As we previously revealed, the production designer will be Will Htay (Andor, No Time To Die, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Rogue One, Solo).
Shooting their projects in multiple cities/countries has been tough for Marvel Studios during the pandemic and they might have scaled-back certain plans, but they’ve been able to manage this sparingly. The Hawkeye series has been able to shoot in both New York City and the Atlanta area despite the risk of any production shooting in the United States at the moment. Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness is also said to have scenes shot in New York City even though the main production is at Longcross Studios in Surrey, England.
Lilly announcing on Instagram that filming on the sequel will begin this summer.
Marvel Studios hasn’t given Ant-Man & The Wasp: Quantumania an official release date but could be released sometime in 2022.