Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantum Mania Disappoints Cassie Lang
While it was exciting to see Scott Lang's daughter Cassie star in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantum of Fever alongside her father, her heroic debut was a bit lacking.
Warning! This post contains SPOILERS for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania
While it was exciting to see Cassie Lang star alongside her father in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantum of Fever, the new MCU film failed the role in one major way. Kathryn Newton's Cassie Lang, aged 18 in Avengers: Endgame's post-Blip world, is trying to help those in need , while her father Scott (Paul Rudd) enjoys the life of the famous Avengers. However, the entire Ant family finds themselves in the Quantum Realm, presenting Cassie with a golden opportunity to make her Could show off her own suit in the MCU.
In Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantum Fever, Cassie builds a device capable of sending signals down into the quantum realm, only for it to inadvertently create a portal that pulls the entire ant family into the subatomic universe . Facing the power of the exiled Kang the Conqueror, it soon becomes apparent that Cassie already has a purple suit that utilizes Pym particles (which Hope and Hank likely helped her create). However, Cassie's debut as a hero in the MCU was unexpectedly limited by the end of the film.
The MCU Didn't Do Cassie Lang's Superhero Reveal Justice
Unfortunately, the beginning of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantum Fever chooses to tell rather than show the audience why Cassie had to be bailed Get out of jail, protesting the police force out of displaced people because of Thanos and five years of Blip. Thus, Cassie already has a heroic mind before the movie begins, and a strong drive to help those who cannot help themselves. Likewise, she confirmed that she already has her own suit. Put those two together, and the MCU basically has a prepackaged young hero ready to follow in her father's footsteps. While this isn't ideal for a hero's debut, it's not enough either.
Given that Cassie already has a hero mentality and a suit to match, it's reasonable to expect that she'll come up with or be given her own superhero name in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantum Fever. In the original comics, when Cassie was old enough to be her own hero, she took the names Stature, Stinger, and Ant-Girl at various times. Her MCU counterpart, however, doesn't get any of those names in this subatomic adventure, just being called Cassie. Choosing a name can be her hard-won moment, even if it's been humorously described as a name that pops up a lot in the MCU.
Marvel Still Has Time To Get Cassie Lang's Superhero Story Right
no Receiving any type of codename from the comics, even some new ones, there's a sense of disappointment in seeing that Cassie doesn't really evolve in this new MCU movie. She already wants to use her skills to help others, and she already has a suit. Cassie hasn't developed much beyond learning how to use Pym particles to fight better, though she does have her first adventures in the MCU with her father, Ant-Man. However, it does appear that Marvel Studios intends to give Kathryn Newton's Cassie Lang more appearances in the MCU going forward. Here's hoping she gets more room to grow soon than she did in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantum Fever.