Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania star Kathryn Newton has explained how Cassie Lang mirrors her own personality in the third entry of the Ant-Man franchise.
The premise for Quantumania reads:
'Scott Lang and Hope van Dyne, along with Hope's parents Hank Pym and Janet van Dyne, go on a new adventure exploring the Quantum Realm.'
As well as Paul Rudd and Newton, Evangeline Lily, Michael Douglas and Michelle Pfeiffer will return as Hope van Dyne, Hank Pym and Janet van Dyne respectively.
The major villain of Quantumania will be Kang the Conqueror, played by Jonathan Majors. Kang is set to be a major big bad within the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Indeed, one of the upcoming Avengers movies will be called Avengers: The Kang Dynasty.
The latest trailer for the movie shows how it is a mistake from Cassie Lang that ultimately sends the entire family down to the Quantum Realm, and Newton says she shares her character's need to try and be a hero.
"I'm really not perfect and I'm super impatient and I wanna be a hero but I have no idea what I'm doing and I think Cassie Lang is like that.," she told Entertainment Tonight.
"She's just trying to figure out how to be a good person and you know, making a lot of mistakes. She's kind of a mess and so am I... You're definitely gonna see some of that. But a good heart."
Newton is the third actress to have played Cassie Lang on-screen after Abby Ryder Fortson and Emma Furhmann, with the latter appearing in a key moment in Avengers: Endgame.
Within the Marvel comic books, Cassie eventually becomes a hero known as Stature, who has the ability to change size, but without the use of a suit like her father.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania trailer
Ant-Man and the Wasp
Action / Adventure
2018 • 118 minutes
Action / Scifi
2015 • 115 minutes
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania
Action / Adventure
2023 • 125 minutes