In Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania, the next young superhero makes her debut: Cassie Lang. Will we see Ant-Man’s daughter as part of the Young Avengers soon? We asked Cassie actress Kathryn Newton that and much more.

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Cassie Lang was just a little girl in Ant-Man and Ant-Man And The Wasp, played by Abby Ryder Fortson. Due to the time jump in “Avengers: Endgame”, Emma Fuhrmann then took over as young Cassie and in “Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania”, Ant-Man’s daughter is now played by Kathryn Newton (“Pokémon Detective Pikachu”) – because on Do you have any big tasks ahead in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

Anyway, we approached Kathryn Newton head-on about a possible appearance in a Young Avengers movie, and we also wanted to know which MCU character Cassie Lang might get along with.

MOVIE BEGINS: It’s considered a running gag among Marvel fans that new members of the Young Avengers are constantly being introduced without announcing a movie or series about a young superhero team. Did you know that Cassie is part of the Young Avengers in the comics?

Catherine Newton: Yes, I’ve seen many versions of Cassie in the comics. Stature, Stinger, Ant-Girl, Giant-Girl, all these different versions, costumes, hairstyles. But I’m especially happy with the version we see in this movie. We saw little Cassie, the daughter of Ant-Man, and although they love each other very much, she hasn’t seen her father in a long time. She’s a new person. She has her own ideas and wants to be a hero herself because she chose to be.

I don’t know what the future holds for this version of Cassie. But no matter what, she wants to be a heroine, and you can feel that in this film. But she’s not quite ready yet. She still has a lot to learn and trips over her own feet. In that respect, I could empathize very well with Cassie. In the movie, you see me falling and tripping all the time, and it was real. You didn’t tell me to do this. It was an accident, but they used that in the movie. I was really mad because I actually wanted to look cool and now I look like a dork. [lacht]

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MOVIE BEGINS: Would you be in a Young Avengers movie or a series about a young super team?

Catherine Newton: Kevin Feige always says that in the MCU nothing is impossible and there are no limits. I have no expectations and actually say yes to everything. That’s my biggest problem: I can’t make decisions: what to wear in the morning, what to eat for lunch, what project to shoot next. So I would probably say yes.

MOVIE BEGINS: And is there an MCU character Cassie should definitely meet?

Catherine Newton: I think Cassie Lang would get on well with Groot. In this film, she also encounters some strange quantum-level characters. She is a very loving person, I think she could get along with anyone but especially misunderstood people.

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MOVIE BEGINS: Speaking of which, many people felt reminded of “Star Wars” at the quantum level and its denizens. Was that a conscious choice? Did you talk about it during filming?

Catherine Newton: Real? That is cool. No, we haven’t talked about it at all, not to my knowledge [lacht]. I had absolutely no idea what the finished film would look like. They showed us some sketches, but it was just super-magnified atoms and things like that. “Star Wars” or anything like that was never mentioned as a template. That’s the magic of filmmaking. I just trusted director Peyton Reed. He explained to me what was going on and I just followed his orders.

Marvel movies are weird, so the shooting. You never know what you’re doing right now. I kept asking Paul Rudd if he understood what was going on and he just said, “No, but don’t worry.” You just have to rely on the established method.

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MOVIE BEGINS: Have you shot a lot in front of a green screen?

Catherine Newton: In fact not. We practically shot a lot. Occasionally there was a blue screen, but mostly we shot in volume [Anm. d. Red.: So heißt die durch „The Mandalorian“ bekannt gewordene neue Technologie bzw. die dazugehörige Bühne]ie for large LED screens.

So I had a rough idea of ​​what was going on around me, or at least the colors. This helps to put yourself in the situation. I was in my supersuit, Paul Rudd was standing next to me, I was standing on some weird rocks, it smells weird – I was in the quantum realm!

MOVIE BEGINS: And what about the scenes where Cassie gets huge? During the shoot, did you pretend to walk and talk in slow motion?

Catherine Newton: It was a long process, we figured out the best way to do it along the way. For example, I did a scene where I screamed really loud and deep, like a football player on a touchdown. Fortunately, that didn’t make it into the movie [lacht]. But Cassie’s transformation was definitely big for us. For me as a fan, watching them grow into it was an important moment. I don’t know if she’s Stature yet.

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MOVIE BEGINS: You already mentioned Cassie’s super suit: how long did it take to put it on and how nice was it to go to the bathroom in it?

Catherine Newton: This is a sensitive topic, okay? [lacht] That was very difficult. The suit consists of three parts: a catsuit, the legs and a kind of corset to which the arms are attached. The suit was so cool! In the beginning it took three people to get dressed, later two and finally only one person. It takes a whole village to go to the bathroom, and sometimes I didn’t quite make it, okay? That was a gloomy day. [lacht] No, nonsense. It was a dream to wear the suit and I wish I would wear it now.

MOVIE BEGINS: Cassie has now been played by three actresses in four MCU movies. Have you looked at the work of your predecessors Abby Ryder Fortson and Emma Fuhrmann in preparation?

Catherine Newton: Isn’t it cool that so many actresses are part of Cassie’s story? I’ve seen Ant-Man so many times and I loved Avengers: Endgame, I went to the cinema alone three times long before I was cast as Cassie. And Abby was great in Ant-Man, I talked to Peyton Reed about her a lot. We left Cassie extra brunette to make it match better. I have followed in great footsteps.

I hope in Quantumania you can feel how much I love Cassie and how lucky I was to play her. After reading the script, Peyton Reed and our screenwriter, Jeff Loveness, asked me if I had any comments about Cassie, and I had no idea what they were talking about. It was like they had written the character just for me. I talk like Cassie, I’m just as impatient and I get myself into trouble. I mean, your suit is purple. This is my favorite color!

“Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania” starring Kathryn Newton as Cassie Lang is in German cinemas since February 15, 2023.

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