Marvel’s “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania,” which hits theaters Feb. 17, will introduce viewers to many characters for the first time, including Kang the Conqueror (Jonathan Majors) and MODOK (Corey Stoll). But the film should also reintroduce a new character from the Ant-Man series, Cassie Lang, played by Kathryn Newton. In this exclusive featurette about the new film, Newton and the rest of the cast recount Cassie’s journey and how she ended up at the center of the new film. Watch the clip above!
“Cassie Lang wants to change the world,” Newton says in the featurette. “She loves chaos, she wants to fight and she wants to be in the middle. She’s influenced by those superheroes around her.” The two biggest influences on the teenager? His father Scott Lang (Paul Rudd), aka Ant-Man, and his girlfriend Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly), aka Wasp.
In the new film, Cassie has her own shrinking suit, just like them, and she led the creation of technology that contacts the Quantum Realm. When she, her father, Hope, Janet van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer), and Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) are sucked inside the kingdom, things quickly spiral out of control.
“She just wants to be a superhero like her dad,” Newton explains in the clip. “She just wants to impress him.” And Scott also wants to impress his daughter. In 2015’s “Ant-Man,” which introduced the characters, Cassie (played then by Abby Ryder Fortson) is just a little girl. Her mother Maggie (Judy Greer) wants to protect her from Scott, who is a petty thief fresh out of prison. Cassie also appears in 2018’s “Ant-Man and the Wasp” as a little girl and tells her dad she wants to be a superhero with him. But at the end of the film, Scott is stuck in the Quantum Realm, and he won’t get out of it until five years later, as shown in “Avengers: Endgame” (2019). By then we are in 2023 and Scott has missed so much time with his daughter.
In the new film, their relationship takes center stage, and where that will lead is anyone’s guess. In the comics, Cassie becomes a hero and she uses two different names: Stature and Stinger. As Stature, she is a member of the Young Avengers, while as Stinger, she is a hero duo with her father. We’ll have to wait and see what path she takes in “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.”
“Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” hits theaters on February 17.