‘Ant-Man 3’ Adds ‘Shang-Chi’ & ‘The Matrix’ Cinematographer Bill Pope

Ant-Man & The Wasp: Quantumania has been shooting at Pinewood Studios UK with director Peyton Reed returning for the third installment. As cameras have already started rolling we now have a new tidbit of information that has seemingly revealed the MCU film’s director of photography, the person behind the camera.

A crew listing for Tommy Holman on Arri Crew (spotted by Will Mavity on Twitter) seemingly confirms the cinematographer on the Ant-Man sequel will be Bill Pope, a veteran of the industry. Some of Pope’s credits include movies such as Shang-Chi & The Legend of The Ten Rings, Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man Trilogy, Scott Pilgrim, Baby Driver, The Matrix Trilogy, and Alita: Battle Angel.

You can see a screenshot of the site’s crew listing below.

Filming is taking place under the working title Dust Bunny and will see Jonathan Majors playing the film’s big villain, Kang The Conqueror. The evil variant of Majors’ Loki character He That Remains and is expected to become the next Thanos, being an antagonist in multiple MCU movies.

It’s been confirmed that Pinewood has their own version of The Volume and the Ant-Man sequel will be using it.

We previously reported that production is again returning to San Francisco and that Will Htay (No Time To Die, Rogue One, Solo, Andor) would be the movie’s production designer.

Interestingly enough, both Scott Lang and Shang-Chi happen to have made the Bay Area their home.

The cast consists of Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, Evangeline Lilly as Hope, Kathryn Newton as the newest incarnation of Cassie Lang, Michael Douglas as Dr. Hank Pym, and Michelle Pfeiffer as Janet. There is also a shot that Canadian actor Dan Levy might have a role too after being spotted out to dinner with Paul Rudd.

There have been signs the next installment will be much bigger in scope than the previous two movies and having Kang’s true introduction will be part of that.

If you’re curious, the other cinematographers working on upcoming Marvel Studios projects include Ben Davis (Eternals), Eric Steelberg (Hawkeye), Carmen Cabana (Ms. Marvel), Mauro Fiore (Spider-Man: No Way Home), John Mathieson (Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness), Baz Idoine (Thor: Love & Thunder), Florian Ballhaus (She-Hulk), Gregory Middleton (Moon Knight), Sean Bobbitt (The Marvels), Autumn Durald (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever), and Sylvaine Dufaux (Secret Invasion).

Ant-Man & The Wasp: Quantumania will debut in theaters on February 17, 2023.

SOURCE: ARRI CREW

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