Just a few weeks before its scheduled release date, new Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania set images suggest that Paul Rudd is still playing Scott Lang in the MCU movie, which is still in production. After completing Phase 4 with Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Marvel Studios is about to begin Phase 5 with Peyton Reed-directed threequel. With Team Ant-Man trapped in the Quantum Realm and facing Kang the Conqueror, the MCU’s upcoming Thanos, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania will be even more epic than its predecessors.

Ant-Man 3 is now slated for a February 2023 release after a number of schedule changes. The threequel’s marketing campaign is in full swing as its release date approaches, with the cast visiting media outlets. The MCU movie is still filming, though, according to fresh Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania set photos from @paulruddcom (via The Direct). View the images below:

Is Ant-Man 3 Having Issues?

Ant-Man 3 Set Images Indicate MCU Filming Continues Weeks Before Release
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The phrase “reshoots” has come to mean trouble for a movie over the past few years. Famously contentious films like Suicide Squad and Justice League underwent hurried reshoots that were widely discussed after their corresponding releases. It’s important to keep in mind, though, that for big blockbusters, productions typically have extra filming and pick-ups built into their schedule in case the films require any last-minute adjustments. It’s difficult to say what additional photography Marvel Studios may have done because the above said Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania images lack context.

Having said that, it’s also important to keep in mind that since this appears to be a straightforward shot of Scott Lang carrying a box of what looks like Baskin-Robbins, it might not have a significant effect on the story of the threequel. The Quantum Realm appears to be the setting for a significant portion of Ant-Man 3’s plot, where the Langs and Pyms face off against Kang the Conqueror. Rudd may be filming a scene solely for comic effect; alternatively, it could be an establishing shot.

It could be unsettling to see a blockbuster movie in production about a month before it is scheduled to be released. For Marvel Studios, this is nothing new, though. The Avengers’ well-known Shawarma post-credits scene wasn’t filmed until after the film’s initial release. The tension and hurried planning were all worthwhile in light of how well-known that Shawarma stinger has become. There is probably nothing to worry about with regard to Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania if Marvel Studios was able to pull that off.

Source: @paulruddcom (via The Direct)