The Reason Why Marvel Recast Cassie Lang In Ant-Man 3 Revealed


Marvel Studios opted to recast the character Cassie Lang for Ant-Man 3 and The Direct cites the reason why. In just over a month from now, Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania will fly into theatres all over the world.

Many fans can’t wait to see the movie that will kick off Phase 5 of the MCU. Ant-Man 3 already promises a marvellous experience in theatres come February.

However, as many people have noticed, the actor for Cassie Lang, Kathryn Newton, is new in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. What exactly is the reason why the MCU had to recast the role for the momentous film feature?

Why Did Marvel Recast Cassie Lang In Ant-Man 3?

The Reason Why Marvel Recast Cassie Lang In Ant-Man 3 Revealed

Credit: Marvel Studios

READ MORE: Ant-Man 3 New Trailer Released By Marvel Studios

Cassie is Scott Lang’s grounding purpose as a character in the MCU. Paul Rudd has portrayed him to be a devoted father.

This has been evident throughout any movie or appearance of Ant-Man in Marvel. He may be a man susceptible to going against the law, however, the minute something happens to his daughter, he gets to see what is more important.

Obviously, Abby Ryder Fortson, who played the role in the first two Ant-Man movies, will not satisfy the age requirement. But the one who portrayed her on Avengers: Endgame, Emma Fuhrmann, would have perfectly fit that aspect.

So, why recast the role? Even more curious on the part of Fuhrmann. She revealed that she only knew the part was recast upon the official announcement.

Nevertheless, Fuhrmann accepted the decision. On December 15th, 2020, she tweeted:

Just wanted to come on here & say that I see all your kind messages❤️ Thank you for all your support. It has meant the world to me. I was as sad as you all were to hear the news Thursday. I can only hope that this means there is something else for me in the future of the MCU. /1

I will always be grateful to have been a part of the MCU & the biggest movie of all time. Being an actress is still my #1 passion & I look forward to what the future holds. Xo Emma ❤️

In addition, Ant-Man director Peyton Reed expressed that the character will go through a more challenging path. Because of the Snap and the Blip, Cassie went through years without the father she loved so much.

It appears that there are certain facets of Cassie that the director sees the new actress, Kathyrn Newton, will be able to deliver better.

Newton has a longer acting credit list under her belt. She has been acting for a little more than two decades.

Besides the upcoming movie and the Multiverse Saga, Newton has other projects in her pipeline. Namely, Winner and Lisa Frankenstein, which are also in post-production.

As mentioned, her IMDb profile lists Avengers: The Kang Dynasty in pre-production and is currently slated for release in 2025. As well as Avengers: Secret Wars, which in turn is in development and slated for 2026.

Marvel Recast Cassie Lang In Ant-Man 3 For Future Projects


Credit: Marvel Studios

READ MORE: Ant-Man 3 Undergoes Reshoots One Month Before Release

The decision, as The Direct wrote, may be that, “the studio wanted a more seasoned actress to shoulder the role.”

This could definitely mean that more than the upcoming culmination of the fifth MCU Phase, there are projects for the character that are currently being discussed. Possibly even a project that has Cassie taking the lead role.

Fans can definitely see Scott Lang’s daughter taking on certain superhero responsibilities, especially when she suits up. She even demonstrates knowledge and capacity to harness skill in wielding energies from the Quantum Realm.

Fuhrmann embodied the child growing up through the troubled time when half the world’s population vanished. Perhaps Newton now reflects how Cassie emerged from that time to become someone of her own to stand side-by-side with her family during times of challenge and adventures.

Marvel has always demonstrated just the right sense of casting calls. While some people wish to have Fuhrmann continue the story as Cassie, the actor is right that there will be other opportunities in the future.

Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania arrives in theatres on February 17th. It stars Rudd and Newton together with Evangeline Lilly, Michelle Pfeiffer, Michael Douglas and Jonathan Majors.

Do you agree with the recasting of Cassie Lang? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.


What do you make of this story? Let us know in the comments below or on our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages! And if you enjoy listening to film podcasts, why not check out our podcast, The Small Screen Podcast, wherever you get your podcasts!

There are no comments

Add yours

Have your say...