- "Trying to help people isn't dumb."
"Well, I screw it up just about every time."
"So, maybe you just need someone watching your back, like a partner."
- ―Cassie Lang and Scott Lang
Biological Father in Prison
Cassie Lang was born to Maggie and Scott Lang on July 20, 2007. Her father was a petty thief who vowed to quit his life of crime when his daughter was born. When Lang was four years old however, Scott was arrested after breaking into the house of the CEO of Vistacorp and sending back money the company had stolen from its customers. While Scott was still in prison, Lang's parents divorced. Maggie soon became engaged to Jim Paxton, who raised Lang like his own daughter.
- "I'm not going to miss my little girl's birthday party."
- ―Scott Lang
Three years later, Jim Paxton hosted Lang's seventh birthday party. Scott Lang arrived, having been released from prison. Lang was delighted to see him, and the father and daughter hugged. Scott presented her with a gift of an ugly stuffed rabbit, which Lang instantly loved. Despite Scott wishing to keep his brief visit a secret, an overexcited Lang went to inform her mother of Scott's arrival; Maggie promptly spat out her drink in surprise. Maggie and Paxton spoke to Scott and, after talking in private, Scott left the party, waving goodbye to his disappointed daughter.
The night after the party, Lang was being tucked into bed by her mother, who asked if she really liked the gift her father had given her; Lang assured Maggie that she did because she loved the rabbit's incredible ugliness. Lang then asked her mother if her father was a bad man because of the way she and Jim Paxton had spoken about him. However, Maggie assured Lang that Scott was not, just complicated and easily confused.
Lang joined her mother and Jim Paxton for breakfast and they discussed Scott Lang, who had just broken out of prison, with Paxton given the task of tracking him down. Lang asked if he was going to find her dad, to which Paxton told her he only wanted him to be safe. In response, Lang told Paxton that she hoped he did not find Scott.
Late Night Visit
The night before he undertook a new top-secret and highly dangerous heist under the leadership of his new employer Hank Pym, Scott Lang put on the Ant-Man Suit and snuck into Maggie Lang's house, going into Lang's bedroom and gazing at her while she was sleeping. Happy at seeing his beloved daughter again, Scott continued to watch Lang for a while before enlarging himself and kissing her forehead. Once he was satisfied with his moment of seeing his daughter, Scott left as Lang continued to sleep.
Saved by Ant-Man
Without warning one night, Maggie Lang's home was attacked by Yellowjacket while wearing a weaponized Yellowjacket Suit; Cross threw Maggie out the house and took Lang hostage in her bedroom, telling the terrified child that he wanted to find and kill her father. Lang questioned if Yellowjacket was a monster, something which the super villain did not deny.
Coming to her rescue, Scott Lang arrived moments later in the Ant-Man Suit and battled Cross, both shrinking down to minuscule sizes and fighting on Lang's toy train set. Lang watched in shock as tiny explosions occurred on her train set where the two fought and hundreds of Ants arrived and attacked Yellowjacket seemingly under Scott's command. Even more shocking was when Scott used a device which caused her train set to instantly grow to gigantic sizes as well as one of the ants, which grew to the size of a large dog.
When Jim Paxton arrived, he tried to bring Lang to safety, but Yellowjacket cornered them and attempted to kill them both. With only one chance left to save them, Scott then shrunk down to the smallest size possible and attacked Cross, shrinking into his Yellowjacket Suit and damaging its internal mainframe, causing the suit to crush into itself and kill Cross and wipe him out of existence forever. For a moment, Scott was lost to the Quantum Realm, unable to stop shrinking, but he was able to repair his own suit and return to his original size. Once he did, Lang hugged her father tightly. Shortly after as the police rushed up to her room, Lang watched her father make his exit as Ant-Man before reuniting with her mother.
Months later, Lang adopted the giant ant as her new pet, treating it like a dog. Jim Paxton and Maggie Lang invited Scott Lang to their home for dinner to show their gratitude for everything he had done to protect their family. Paxton even informed Scott that he would not be going back to jail after breaking free the last time. Scott then received a call on his phone telling him to meet with Hank Pym and made a quick exit, kissing Lang on the head as he left.
Following his Escape from the Raft, Scott Lang returned to Lang, knowing he was still a wanted man for allying himself with Captain America. Lang visited Scott during his two-year sentence of house arrest. They played together as Scott tried to keep her entertained without having to leave the house. He built a tunnel out of cardboard boxes for them to crawl through as they go in search of treasure. The treasure turned out to be Scott's "World's Greatest Grandma" trophy that Lang gave to him. Lang asked if she can take it for show-and-tell at school, but Scott refused. They "escaped" down stairs that had been converted into a slide and ran into the fence. Scott accidentally put his foot through the perimeter, alerting the FBI that he'd left his house. They arrived to search the place just as Lang's mom and Jim Paxton came to pick her up. Lang left with her mom but promised to come back. Unbeknownst to Scott, Lang had secretly taken the "World's Greatest Grandma" trophy with her for show-and-tell.
Wanting to be a Hero
Lang called Scott Lang looking for her soccer shoes, not knowing that he was currently being held captive by Ghost. As a result, she went to Scott's house to look for the shoes. The FBI arrived just after learning that Scott wasn't in his house. Lang went upstairs and found an enlarged ant in the bathtub. She went back downstairs and tried to prevent the FBI from going upstairs by claiming that Scott was sick. Luckily, Scott made it home in time so as to not raise suspicion.
After the federal agents left, Scott and Lang had a conversation about him being Ant-Man again. She told him that he needs a partner to watch his back. He thought she was talking about Hope van Dyne but then found that she was really referring to herself. Scott refused, explaining that if he let her help it would make him the worst parent. Lang agreed that Hope was the better choice. Shortly after, she smiled as she witnessed her father, as Ant-Man, on television.
Scott immediately went to visit Lang after having been let out of house arrest. She hugged him which led to Jim Paxton and Maggie Lang hugging Scott too. Later, Hope, Lang, and Scott sat in a shrunken car as they watched Them!.
The Snap and the Blip
"You're so big!"
- ―Scott Lang and Cassie Lang
In 2018, the Mad Titan Thanos eliminated half of the universe's population. Lang survived the Snap and believed her father was dead. In reality, Scott also survived, but he was stranded in the Quantum Realm. In 2023, after escaping the Quantum Realm, Scott and Lang were reunited, with the latter shocked but overjoyed to discover her father was alive. Following the Blip and the Battle of Earth, Lang reunited with her father and Hope van Dyne. The three of them watched the celebratory fireworks, happy to be reunited with each other.
Cassie Lang loves her father, Scott Lang, knowing he is a good man at heart; this bond between them is quite strong as despite three years apart, Cassie still loves and wants to be around her father. Cassie also appreciates her mother's boyfriend, Jim Paxton, despite she once stated that her father would be safer if the police did not find him.
- Scott Lang/Ant-Man - Father
- Maggie Lang - Mother
- Jim Paxton - Stepfather
- Giant Pet Ant - Pet
- Brookemont Elementary School
- Broadwell - Teacher
- X-Con Security Consultants
- Hope van Dyne/Wasp
- Darren Cross/Yellowjacket - Attempted Killer
|Appearances for Cassie Lang|
|In chronological order:
- In the comics, Cassie eventually becomes the superhero known as Stature and wielded the same powers her father had, and was a prominent member of the Young Avengers.
Behind the Scenes
- Kelli Lynn Barksdale and Brenda Garcia were stunt doubles for Abby Ryder Fortson in the role of Cassie Lang.
- Victoria Donchess was a stand-in for Abby Ryder Fortson in the role of Cassie Lang.
- Michaela Russell was a photo double for Abby Ryder Fortson in the role of Cassie Lang.
- When Emma Fuhrmann got the role of a teenager Cassie Lang in Avengers: Endgame, she at first believed that she was auditioning for a younger Black Widow.
- After filming of Tony Stark's funeral for Avengers: Endgame concluded, it was considered to digitally add Cassie to the sequence. Kevin Feige said to the Empire magazine: "We did at one point toy with putting Cassie there. At one point we thought of digitally adding her so it's the family", but that they thought "This is the heroes celebrating the other heroes and the loss of Tony', so we didn't do it. Aside from Smart Hulk and Rocket and Groot, everybody's actually standing there".
- ↑ In Ant-Man, Cassie Lang is shown to have a birthday on July 20, 2015. In Ant-Man and the Wasp, set in Spring 2018, Cassie is said to be a "10-year-old". With her birthday being July 20th, this would mean she turns 11 on July 20, 2018. Therefore, she was born on July 20, 2007.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Ant-Man
- ↑ Captain America: Civil War
- ↑ Avengers: Infinity War Prelude
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Ant-Man and the Wasp
- ↑ Avengers: Endgame
- ↑ Avengers: Endgame's Emma Fuhrmann on Cassie Lang's Future, Potential Superhero Team-ups, and More
- ↑ Avengers Endgame: 13 Things We Learned From Kevin Feige In Exclusive Live Spoiler Q&A