In an interview with Inverse, “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” producer Stephen Broussard said there are no plans for a Young Avengers project at this time.
Though nothing has been greenlit, Broussard went on to say, “But a lot of Phase Four was about introducing the next generation and introducing new characters.”
In addition to new, young characters like Kate Bishop/Hawkeye, Kamala Khan/Ms. Marvel, and Riri Williams/Ironheart, the “next generation” includes Sam Wilson, who took over the mantle of Captain America, and Shuri, who has become Black Panther.
Broussard said the theme of generations is entrenched in “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania,” which explores the superhero origins of Scott Lang’s daughter, Cassie.
“I think it’s very germane to the Ant-Man film because it’s a generational film,” he said. “The Ant-Man mantle gets passed down from Hank to Scott and now essentially to Cassie, who’s almost more of like the new Ant-Man, even though she doesn’t go by such, more so than the new Wasp.”
In Marvel Comics, Cassie Lang is a Young Avenger who goes by both Stature and Stinger. Other prominent members of the team who have been introduced in one way or another into the MCU are Kate Bishop, Elijah Bradley/Patriot, Billy Kaplan/Wiccan and Tommy Shepherd/Speed (the children of Scarlet Witch who are reincarnated in the comics), Kid Loki, and America Chavez. Ms. Marvel is not a Young Avenger in the comics but could be part of the MCU’s hypothetical team.
Broussard does imply Cassie could team up with some of these characters in the future, whether a Young Avengers movie happens or not.
“I think that’s one of the themes that the next generation reminds us and that would be exciting to explore with Cassie going forward, or with any of the new characters, like Kate Bishop,” he said. “People like that, who have inherited the mantle, and keeping to fight the fight, and make the world a better place.”
“Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” hits theaters on February 17, 2023.
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