Kevin Feige Talks Whether Ant-Man's Daughter Will Ever Be A Superhero On The Big Screen

Cassie Lang in Ant-Man and the Wasp

Most of the superheroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe don't have family lives, but Scott Lang is one of the exceptions. His daughter, Cassie, is arguably the most important person in his life, and Ant-Man and the Wasp will see the thief-turned-superhero spending more time with her. Thus far, we've only seen Cassie as a little girl who thinks the world of her father, but those who have read the comics know that Cassie is also a superhero, initially going by Stature and currently fighting crime as Stinger. So when CinemaBlend's own Eric Eisenberg asked Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige about the prospect of Cassie eventually growing into (pun intended) the Stature role, this was Feige's response:

I mean yes, of course. Everything is inspired by the comics that have come before us, and that's something great in the comics. And when and how and where, who knows. But the notion of this strong-willed little girl who's inspired by her father and wants to be involved. And his superheroics are having a positive influence on her is fun to see.

Although Cassie Lang was introduced to the Marvel Comics universe in 1979, it wasn't until 2006 that she followed in her father's superheroic footsteps. After secretly taking Pym Particles for years and initially believing they didn't have any effect on her, upon trying to join the Young Avengers, Cassie discovered that she could increase and decrease her size, hence taking on the moniker Stature. Years later, Cassie was later killed by Dr. Doom in battle, but as is often the case with superheroes, her death wasn't permanent. Cassie was eventually resurrected, and while she lost her powers soon after, now she battles the forces of evil as Stinger, using a helmet that let's her communicate with insects and a suit that let's her fly and shoot bio-electric blasts. Assuming the MCU's Cassie also becomes a superhero, it's unclear whether she'd go by Stature or Stinger, although given her longer tenure as the former, I'd guess that one.

Cassie Lang as Stature

Officially, we don't how Cassie Lang will be used in the MCU after Ant-Man and the Wasp, but unofficially, there may be big things in store for her soon. Cassie is currently being played by Abby Ryder Fortson, but earlier this year, it was reported that Emma Furhmann, who is six years older than Fortson, is playing the character in Avengers 4. Assuming this is accurate, and if the rumor of Avengers 4 taking place many years after Avengers: Infinity War is true, then not only will we see Cassie as a teenager, but there's a chance that by this point, she's become a superhero in her own right. Even if that isn't the case, Kevin Feige's comment suggests that it's more likely than not that Cassie will eventually don a costume in this universe.

Ant-Man and the Wasp buzzes into theaters on July 6, so keep checking back with CinemaBlend for more updates. Don't forget to also look through our Marvel movies guide to find out what else is in development for the MCU.

Adam Holmes
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Connoisseur of Marvel, DC, Star Wars, John Wick, MonsterVerse and Doctor Who lore, Adam is a Senior Content Producer at CinemaBlend. He started working for the site back in late 2014 writing exclusively comic book movie and TV-related articles, and along with branching out into other genres, he also made the jump to editing. Along with his writing and editing duties, as well as interviewing creative talent from time to time, he also oversees the assignment of movie-related features. He graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Journalism, and he’s been sourced numerous times on Wikipedia. He's aware he looks like Harry Potter and Clark Kent.