Another Ant-Man Character Is Returning For Ant-Man And The Wasp

Judy Greer in Ant-man

As we wade deeper into the waters of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Phase Three, more details have begun to surface regarding the final films set to arrive in the next few years. One of the upcoming sequels that has been slowly revealing more news is Ant-Man and the Wasp, which will give Paul Rudd's Scott Lang his second solo film in the shared universe. The sequel will also be the first in the MCU to feature female superhero in a leading role, and now another one of Ant-Man's female actresses has been confirmed to be reprising her role: Judy Greer.

Judy Greer played Scott Lang's ex wife Maggie in Ant-Man. A supporting role who primarily showed up in the film's first act, Maggie was largely parenting by herself due to Lang's incarceration. Her relationship with new fiancee Paxton (Bobby Cannavale) was originally a source of contention between the estranged couple, although things seem have reached a resolution by the film's end.

The inclusion of Judy Greer's Maggie (which comes to us from Deadline) likely means that Ant-Man and the Wasp will one again focus on Scott Lang's attempts at maintaining his relationship with his daughter. This will be a welcomed change for Lang's journey within the MCU, in which he's currently a fugitive in large ensemble projects.

Due to Ant-Man's support for Captain America and participation in Civil War's iconic airport battle, Lang and the rest of Team Cap were imprisoned The Raft. And while Steve Rogers was able to free his team by the film's end, the group are fugitives at the moment. Ant-Man will also team up with the Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers in the battle against Thanos in Infinity War, so he's been a bit too distracted by giant team up battles to focus on his relationship with daughter Cassie.

But the heart of Ant-Man was Scott Lang's attempts to do right by both his daughter, and ex-wife Maggie. He takes the job to steal the Ant-Man suit in order to make money and begin paying child support, therefore allowing him to have parental visits with his daughter. There was plenty of microscopic action and cool sequences in the film, but Lang's motivation for the film was familial (and therefore relatable) at its core.

The Ant-Man franchise is just the latest in Judy Greer's blockbuster roles in the past few years. Greer also had roles in cash cows like Jurassic World, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and the recent remake of Carrie. Aside from those roles, Greer has a supporting role in a ton of films like 13 Going on 30, 27 Dresses, and Jawbreaker. On the small screen she's had a slew of guest roles, as well as recurring characters in Arrested Development and Two and a Half Men.

Ant-Man and the Wasp will arrive in theaters on July 6, 2018, and you can catch Paul Rudd's Ant-Man before that in Avengers: Infinity War on May 4, 2018. In the meantime, check out our 2017 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.

Corey Chichizola
Movies Editor

Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Graduated with degrees theater and literature from Ramapo College of New Jersey. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his favorite actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid. He's particularly proud of covering horror franchises like Scream and Halloween, as well as movie musicals like West Side Story. Favorite interviews include Steven Spielberg, Spike Lee, Jamie Lee Curtis, and more.