Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is ready to kick off the MCU’s Phase 5 come February 2023. The film introduces Kang the Destroyer, the next Thanos-level threat of the MCU, and is almost exclusively set in the Quantum Realm, where Kang resides.
A new still from the threequel shows Scott and Cassie stuck in Kang’s territory, divided from the group, looking ominously at an unknown scene. The image doesn’t come as a surprise since viewers know the film will primarily take place in the Quantum Realm after Cassie’s invention sends them off to the boggling dimension.
What’s troubling is Cassie and Scott are separated from Hope, Hank, and Janet, the latter being the only one with the most knowledge about this upside-down dimension. Without Janet’s expertise, who knows what trouble the Langs will stumble across – maybe this is how Kang gets to Scott in the first place and strikes a deal to spring him from his “prison”
You can view the new exclusive still, courtesy of Total Film (via GamesRadar), below:
Film producer Stephen Broussard explains how Ant-Man 3 is the first film in the MCU to explore the dimension under ours in such a capacity.
It feels like a place you haven’t been to before in the MCU, full of people and characters and worlds and politics and history.
The producer confirmed they wanted the threequel to feel “big” and “central to the MCU,” which ignites a new hope for fans who hope Phase 5 will be a fresh and exciting start for the MCU after the mixed reaction Phase 4 got.
When Broussard opened up about Kang, the producer explained to fans that while Kang’s presence is quite “à la Thanos in the stories,” his approach is “different” from the Purple Titan in a way that “feels fresh” to us.
He is very powerful, very formidable, very strong, and will have, obviously, an ongoing presence, à la Thanos in the stories, going forward in ways that are different from Thanos and feel very fresh to us.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is the beginning of Kang’s story in the MCU, which we’ll see carried forward to 2025’s Avengers: Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars. So are you ready to watch the ant-sized hero take on the MCU’s next big bad on February 17, 2023?
About Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is an American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics characters Scott Lang / Ant-Man and Hope van Dyne / Wasp. Produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Motion Pictures, it is intended to continue the story of Ant-Man after Ant-Man (2015) and Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) as a part of the MCU.
Directed by Peyton Reed, it was released on February 17, 2023. Filming began in early February 2021 in Turkey and was also shot in Atlanta, London, and Los Angeles.
It is the thirty-second film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the first instalment of the MCU’s Phase V. The movie follows Scott Lang and Hope Van Dyne, along with Hank Pym, Janet Van Dyne and Cassie Lang, battling against the evil time traveler Kang the Conqueror.