Abby Ryder Fortson, the actress who portrays Cassie Lang in Ant-Man & The Wasp, has teased that her character will eventually become Stature in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It looks like Marvel has big plans to add another superhero to its lineup of characters that will appear beyond its current phase.
In Marvel Comics, Cassie is the daughter of Scott Lang. She eventually discovers that he is Ant-Man and starts experimenting with Hank Pym's Ant-Man and Pym Particle technology on her own. She eventually gains the ability to increase and decrease her size, similar to her father. In the first Ant-Man movie, Cassie is still pretty young and estranged from her father, who is fresh out of prison. It seems that she will grow closer to her father in Ant-Man & The Wasp and find inspiration in him, eventually leading her to become the superhero known as Stature.
In an interview with Marvel, Fortson spoke about Cassie's relationship with her father and how that will eventually lead her to becoming a superhero, too. She said, "I think in this movie she really shows that she's really interested in becoming a superhero. In the last movie, she doesn't really wrap her head around it, so in this movie, she really wants to fight with her dad." When asked who she would become, Fortson answered, "Stature."
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige recently spoke about Cassie, Stature and potential future plans for the character. In the comics, Stature becomes part of the Young Avengers, and it seems that the MCU may have similar plans for the superhero. Although a Young Avengers movie is not yet a done deal, Feige confirmed that it is definitely a possibility. But one thing is clear, fans may soon see Stature in the MCU.
That leaves the question of when Stature will make her debut. Will she suit up for the first time in Ant-Man & The Wasp? The answer is probably not, but that doesn't mean fans won't get to see her in Avengers 4 or Ant-Man 3. A new actress was reportedly cast as an older Cassie Lang for Avengers 4, so it would make sense that she'll be Stature by then. Plus, Paul Rudd, the actor who portrays Ant-Man, hinted that a family of superheroes is something he would like to see in the future, particularly considering the relationship between Scott and Cassie in Ant-Man and the Wasp.
This is all part of Marvel's future plans for Phase 4 of the MCU. It is very likely that Stature is one of those superheroes that fans will get to see as Marvel continues moving forward with its next round of storylines.
- Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018) release date: Jul 06, 2018
- Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
- The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 02, 2019