Ant-Man has steadily made his mark on the MCU over the years, following his debut in 2015’s Ant-Man. Paul Rudd’s comic timing along with his charm has never once lost its sheen. I remember watching Captain America: Civil War and watching Ant-Man turn into Giant-Man was a wonderful moment of delight. And though I think the Ant-Man films are mostly fluff, they are definitely not terrible films by any stretch of imagination. Scott Lang’s bond with his daughter is a real highlight and I’m gonna miss Abby Ryder Fortson’s version of the character, now that she is all grown up.
The first film made over $500 million at the box office and was by all accounts a success prompting a sequel in 2018. Ant-Man and the Wasp was the first MCU film with a woman in the main title. The films have featured a variety of cameos like Peggy Carter, Howard Stark, Sam Wilson aka the Falcon, Captain America etc.
Where Is Black Widow?
Now Peyton Reed, the director of both the films has revealed that there was another cameo in the first film that never really got anyone’s attention. As Scott enters the Avengers compound, he meets the Falcon. After a brief fight, the Falcon can be heard talking to someone. Reed has now confirmed that Sam is indeed talking to Natasha.
Chances of Natasha Romanoff making a full-fledged appearance in Ant-Man 3 are out of the window; considering how her character sacrificed herself in order to save the universe.
Scarlett Johansson will play Black Widow one more time in the Black Widow prequel film; due to be released this November. Originally set for a May release, the film has since been pushed forward as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.
The Black Widow standalone feature will explore the first female Avengers’ past; and will be set between the events of Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War.