Ant-Man and the Wasp actor Michael Pena, who became one of the breakout stars of the original Ant-Man as Scott Lang's confidante (and comic relief) Luis, says that he believes a third film is in the works for the diminutive hero - but he's unsure if he'll be included in it.
“It's a whole different kind of club to be in, the Marvel Universe. I don’t know if they'll use me for the third movie, I still really don't know," Pena told IGN. "It's cool to make a little bit of a mark on that Marvel Universe and it's kind of a cool club, they run a really cool studio.”
Of course, Pena's comments are not definitive - Ant-Man and the Wasp won't even be in theaters until July 6 and no sequel has been publicly greenlit - but given how far in advance Marvel Studios plans their films, a third Ant-Man film already being in the works while the second is in post-production is not unheard of. And, given Ant-Man and the Wasp's status as Marvel's first post-Avengers: Infinity War film, the burgeoning franchise could facilitate some big story beats.
As for what fans can expect from Luis and Scott Lang in the sequel, Pena kept it vague, saying “I can't really say because I guess they're good buddies, they've always been good buddies and I think they're remaining good buddies. I've got to be very vague, very general, but I guess he's following more of the American dream and trying to better himself. He loves that universe and everybody knows Tony Stark and those guys. I guess he's just trying to make his life better. I think that's the best way to say it.”
"In the first movie, me and Paul created the character, I was trying out different characters, they were a little bit more lenient with ideas and I would improvise a lot," He continued. "This one was different, they wanted me to do more pre-written alternative takes so I would do those and then I had a little bit of time for my improv but I think it's mainly written, this one.”
Ant-Man and the Wasp is due out in theaters July 6.