“Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” is approaching, marking the beginning of Marvel Phase 5. The film features Paul Rudd reprising his role as the pint-sized superhero and will also introduce Kang, played by Jonathan Major, as the newest villain in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film is expected to be a pivotal part of the Multiverse Saga.
This article will provide all the information you need to know about “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania”, including its release date and details on new footage that was revealed at Brazil Comic-Con. Get ready to enter the quantum realm with these two beloved superheroes.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is set to be released on February 17, 2023. The film was originally scheduled for a July 28, 2023 release, but the date was changed as part of a reshuffling of the Marvel Cinematic Universe schedule. The film will likely be released a few days earlier in the UK, following the trend of previous Marvel releases. It may be advisable for UK audiences to keep that week free to catch the film.
“Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” marks the start of Marvel Phase 5 and is the beginning of the middle part of “The Multiverse Saga”. Phase 5 will conclude a year later with the release of “Thunderbolts”, and Phase 6 will begin in November 2024 with the release of “Fantastic Four”.
The trailer for “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” is now available for viewing. The trailer showcases Ant-Man returning to a normal family life, but things become complicated when his daughter Cassie sends a signal to the Quantum Realm, trapping everyone within it.
The trailer also hints at an encounter between Scott and Kang the Conqueror in the Quantum Realm and reveals that Janet has a secret. These elements suggest that Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania may be a more intense and darker adventure than the previous two “Ant-Man” films.
A trailer for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania was shown at San Diego Comic-Con to an excited audience in Hall H, but has not yet been made available online. However, a select few were able to view it at the event. The following is a description of what was shown in the trailer.
The trailer for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania begins with Scott Lang giving a reading of his new book, “Look Out for the Little Guy,” at a bookshop. Children dressed in cosplay are in attendance and one of them winks at Scott. The scene then shifts to a dinner table where the entire Ant-Man family is present, including Scott, Hope, Cassie, Janet, and Hank Pym. Scott mentions that they should be grateful to him for saving them all from being dust, referencing his role in the Battle for Earth in “Avengers: Endgame”. Pym does not seem impressed by this comment.
The trailer then shows the Ant-Man team experimenting with a device, which leads to Cassie being pulled into the Quantum Realm. The others follow her, with Janet serving as a guide, as she was previously lost in the Quantum Realm for a long time. The group arrives at a strange-looking city where they encounter the ruler of the city, played by Bill Murray. There is a suggestion of a past relationship between him and Janet.
The trailer takes a darker turn when a voice declares that they are in over their heads, and it is revealed to be Kang. The villain appears more sinister than in “Loki” and is dressed in a purple robe. In a brief exchange with Ant-Man, Kang mentions that he has killed Avengers in the past. The trailer also includes a brief glimpse of a metallic MODOK. During a panel at Comic-Con, Reed confirmed that this is indeed MODOK.
Additional footage of “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” was shown behind closed doors at D23, which included the Ant-Man team being pulled into the Quantum Realm and Scott having a tense conversation with Kang. At one point, Kang asks Scott ominously, “Have I killed you before?”
There is even more exclusive footage of “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” that was shown behind closed doors at Brazil Comic-Con. According to Collider reporter Steven Weintraub, this footage includes a scene in which Scott and his daughter Cassie are being held in separate cells in a prison-like setting and are approached by Kang. Kang offers Scott the chance to gain his freedom in exchange for stealing something, but Scott refuses, which angers Kang. The opening of the film is also shown, and Scott is portrayed as being widely loved and celebrated for his role in saving the world. He is shown receiving freebies and being asked to take photos with people. A new sizzle reel was also released.
As the title of the film suggests, Ant-Man and the Wasp will both be returning in “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania”. Paul Rudd will be reprising his role as Scott Lang for the fifth time, and Evangeline Lilly will return as Hope van Dyne, who was last seen in “Avengers: Endgame”.
The rest of the cast has also been confirmed, including Michael Douglas as Hank Pym, Michelle Pfeiffer as Janet van Dyne, and newcomer Kathryn Newton as Cassie Lang, who was previously played by Emma Fuhrmann in “Avengers: Endgame”.
Jonathan Majors will play the villain Kang the Conqueror, and Bill Murray has a mysterious role in the film. William Jackson Harper has also been cast in an undisclosed role, though some fans have speculated that he may be playing Reed Richards.
It has been revealed that Marvel villain MODOK (Mechanized Organism Designed Only for Killing) will also appear in the film, though it is not yet known who will portray the character. Some have speculated that Corey Stoll, who played Yellowjacket in “Ant-Man”, may take on the role. New Marvel merchandise has provided a first look at MODOK’s metallic appearance.
Both the Comic-Con trailer and the first official trailer for “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” provide glimpses of what to expect in the film. The main plot involves Cassie Lang getting lost in the Quantum Realm and the Ant-Man team, including Ant-Man and the Wasp, trying to rescue her. Along the way, they encounter Bill Murray and the villains Kang and MODOK.
The inclusion of Kang and MODOK in the Quantum Realm is part of Marvel’s new focus on smaller crossover films rather than solely relying on Avengers movies. Kevin Feige, the president of Marvel Studios, has stated that many of the films in the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe, including “Multiverse of Madness” and “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania”, will be “big team-up films introducing big parts of the mythology”.
“Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” is expected to be a significant part of “The Multiverse Saga” and may provide insight into the plans of Kang, who will also be featured in “Avengers: The Kang Dynasty”. It is possible that Kang’s ultimate goal is to gain control of the Quantum Realm, as it has different properties in terms of time and contains many secrets.
Director Peyton Reed has indicated that “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” will continue to focus on the family dynamics present in the previous two films, but will also have an even larger scope. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Reed stated that the team wanted to “take a hard left turn and make a movie that was even more epic, but still progress the story of these family dynamics and everything that’s going on between Scott and Hope and Cassie”.
Director Peyton Reed also spoke about the prospect of Ant-Man facing off against Kang in “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania”. He mentioned that he grew up reading the comics and was excited about the opportunity to pit the heroes against a formidable opponent like Kang the Conqueror, who is a major villain in the comics.
Bill Murray will be making his debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania”, where he will play an antagonist with connections to one of the heroes. The news of Murray’s involvement in the film was not widely known during the early stages of its development.
Will there be an Ant-Man and the Wasp 3?
“Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania” will be the first film in Marvel Phase 5 and will be released in 2023. Like the first Marvel Cinematic Universe film of 2022, it is expected to be an important part of the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Who is Ant-Man’s main villain?
Darren Agonistes Cross is a character in Marvel Comics who is the main antagonist for Scott Lang, also known as Ant-Man. He is the cousin of Crossfire, another supervillain in the Marvel Universe.