Of all the Marvel superheroes, Scott Lang (better known as Ant-Man) is easily the best dad. But now, his parenting skills might have an awesome ramification: his daughter Cassie could join the Avengers and maybe save the day in Avengers 4 via time travel. It’s all speculation and rumors at this point, but the director of Ant-Man and the Wasp — Peyton Reed — dropped some very tantalizing hints about young Cassie’s possible future as a superhero.
On Thursday, in an interview published on Inverse, Reed said: “We wanted to plant these little seeds about what might become of Cassie.” In Ant-Man and the Wasp, Cassie (played by 9-year-old Abby Ryder Fortson, reprising her role from the first Ant-Man) tells her father she wants to become his partner as a superhero. Which, while cute in the context of the movie, is something that literally could happen if time travel were involved in a future Marvel movie.
In some Marvel comics, Cassie Lang does become an actual superhero when she gets older, a fact that Reed said he and the other filmmakers were “very aware of.” So, how does nine-year-old Cassie become a member of the Avengers by Avengers 4? Well, there are a few possibilities.
First, because the first post-credits scene of Ant-Man and the Wasp traps Scott Lang in the Quantum Realm, it’s possible that he could emerge at some future date where Cassie is older and figures out how to rescue him, much in the same way Hope rescued her mother in this movie. Plus, there are rumors that Emma Fuhrmann is slated to play an older version of Cassie in Avengers 4, which would totally check with this theory.
The second way Cassie could become an Avenger by Avengers 4 is if there is straight up time travel. Many hardcore Marvel fans think the only way for the remaining Avengers to undo what Thanos did in Infinity War is to travel back in time to stop him. But, could traveling back in time, also mean they may end up in some version of the future? One where Cassie is older and perhaps a new version of the Wasp?
Nothing is for sure right now, but the fact that the director of Ant-Man and the Wasp spoke directly about Cassie right before the movie opened really makes one wonder if she’ll reappear as her older self in Avengers 4. Either way, for parents everywhere, the idea that Cassie becomes her own superhero in the future is one more reason that Ant-Man and the Wasp is the unifying family film of the moment.
-Ant-Man and the Wasp is out in wide release in movie theaters now.-