When it didn’t turn up as part of the Phase 4 lineup at Comic-Con this summer, it looked like Ant-Man 3 wasn’t set to happen. Last month, however, we got the announcement that a third outing for Paul Rudd as Scott Lang is in the works, with director Peyton Reed returning to complete the trilogy and a likely release sometime in 2022.
In previous movies, Lang – with the help of Evangeline Lilly’s Hope Van Dyne AKA Wasp and her father Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), the original Ant-Man – has faced down such villains as Darren Cross/Yellowjacket (Corey Stoll) and Ava Starr/The Ghost (Hannah John-Kamen). And We Got This Covered is reporting the next nemesis, the main antagonist of AM3, has already been locked down.
In the 2018 sequel, secondary villain Sonny Burch (Walter Goggins) employed the Ghost to steal Pym tech for him on behalf of his mysterious “Benefactor.” The site reports that this character will step out of the shadows in the threequel and serve as the big bad of the piece. And he is a reportedly confirmed major Marvel Universe villain.
Names rumored now: Doctor Doom or Norman Osborn! Who do you think Walter Goggins will suit up as?