Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania star Kathryn Newton provided fans with a fantastical preview of her upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe debut.
Newtown posted a photo to her Instagram which featured her standing back-to-back with a Disney Parks Ant-Man character actor. Though Newton herself was decked out in a sequined tracksuit and matching Minnie Mouse ears rather than any especially super heroic gear, it is still a tease of what’s to come when she takes on the role of Cassie Lang in the upcoming Ant-Man sequel.
Newton is set to make her MCU debut in 2023’S Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, which will follow the first Ant-Man from 2015 starring Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man. Newton will step into the role of an older Cassie Lang, Scott’s daughter, who was previously portrayed as a child by Abby Ryder Fortson. An older version of Cassie was played by Emma Fuhrmann in 2019’s Avengers: Endgame, though she will not reprise the role moving forward.
In Marvel Comics, Cassie took up the superhero mantle of Stature before changing her name to Stinger and taking on a much more familiar, Ant-Man-inspired look. Newton previously starred in 2020’s horror body swamp flick, Freaky, opposite Vince Vaughn. She also played the role of Abigail Carlson on HBO’s Big Little Lies when the series premiered in 2017.
Though details surrounding Quantumania have been scarce, fans have been treated to some behind-the-scenes action from the set, including glimpses of what appeared to be a musical montage featuring Rudd. Photos from the set have also given audiences an inside look at the film’s villain, Kang the Conqueror, played by Jonathan Majors. Majors previously portrayed a variant of Kang known as He Who Remains on the Disney+ series Loki, starring Tom Hiddleston as the titular God of Mischief.
Majors has commented on the differences between the two iterations of Kang, saying, “The character is different so you move a different way; my psychology has shifted because of the character. He’s just a different guy.” Majors continued, “He Who Remains is not in Ant-Man. It’s Kang. But the people surrounding us — the cast, my leading man, Paul Rudd — that’s different. Because Paul’s not Tom [Hiddleston]. This is a movie, not a TV show. I’ve been here since the beginning and I came in at the end on Loki.”
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is slated to release in theaters on Feb. 17, 2023.