Following the most recent shift in Marvel Studios’ 2021 film schedule with the delays of Black Widow and Shang-Chi, it looks like this new setback didn’t affect the studio’s current plans as they continue to forge ahead with preparations for the impending production starts of Captain Marvel 2 and Ant-Man & The Wasp: Quantumania. According to the Film & Television Industry Alliance, the Brie Larson-led sequel and the Paul Rudd-led threequel are both reportedly scheduled to start their respective productions on May 31. Ant-Man 3 is expected to film in London and Atlanta until September 24 while Captain Marvel 2 will be shooting in London and Los Angeles.
There are currently three Marvel Studios features that are in production. These include Spider-Man: No Way Home, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Thor: Love and Thunder. All are filming in different locations, with Spider-Man 3 in Atlanta, Doctor Strange 2 in London and Thor 4 in Australia.
The first film followed Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) as she became one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Set more than a decade prior to the events in 2008’s Iron Man, Captain Marvel was an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Captain Marvel 2 will see Nia DaCosta (Candyman) taking over the directing duties from the first film’s the writing/directing team of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. Joining Larson in the sequel are WandaVision breakout star Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau and MCU newcomer Iman Vellani as Kamala Khan/Ms. Marvel, who first make her debut later this year in her own Disney+ series. English actress Zawe Ashton (Velvet Buzzsaw) has also been cast for the role of the film’s antagonist.
In Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania, Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly will once again share top billing as Scott Lang/Ant-Man and Hope van Dyne/Wasp, respectively. Additionally, Michael Douglas and Michelle Pfeiffer will be back as well. Michael Peña and David Dastmalchian seem likely to return, but have not been confirmed. Kathryn Newton will be replacing Emma Fuhrmann, who played a teenage Cassie in Avengers: Endgame, as well as Abby Ryder Fortson who played the child-version of Cassie in Ant-Man and Ant-Man and The Wasp.
Also joining the third installment is Lovecraft Country star Jonathan Majors, who has signed on for the role of Marvel villain Kang the Conqueror which will mark the character’s live-action debut. Peyton Reed will return to direct Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania, which will be written by Rick & Morty‘s Jeff Loveness and open in theaters sometime in 2022.