This February, the smallest superheroes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are in the big leagues Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. A special look at Marvel Studios’ Ant man threequel fell in Brazil during CCXP, revealing a new take on Lord Kang the Conqueror from the time (Loki‘s Jonathan Majors) and the Quantum Realm. But the multiversal variant isn’t the only one stuck in the subatomic dimension we saw in 2018 Ant-Man and the Wasp and that of 2019 Avengers: endgame. The sequel finds the Ant-Fam — Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and daughter Cassie (Kathryn Newton), Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly), and her parents Janet van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer) and Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) — drawn into the Quantum Realm for an adventure that kicks off Phase 5 of the MCU.
With the Ant-Fam trapped in this secret universe beneath their own, Avenger assassin Kang will push the size-shifting heroes beyond the bounds of what they thought possible before the Multiverse Saga’s two-part finale – 2025’s Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and that of 2026 Avengers: Secret Wars. Watch the new Quantumania video below.
Witness Ant-Man’s legacy in this special look from Brazil Comic Con. #CCXP2022
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“We were delighted to be able to do a third Ant man movie and make a trilogy,” returning director Peyton Reed, who helmed 2015 Ant man and its 2018 sequel, narrated OW at San Diego Comic-Con. “And we knew if we were going to do, we wanted to do some things differently. We really wanted to take a sharp left turn and make a movie that was even more epic, but still continue the story of this family dynamic and all that’s out there going on between Scott and Hope and Cassie.”
In Kang, the time-controlling ogre who He Who Remains (also played by Majors in Loki) warned that his villainous Variant, Ant-Man and Wasp are up against “a very, very formidable adversary” who may well be beyond their reach.
“I grew up reading the comics and I knew the character of Kang the Conqueror, one of the big, big bad characters in the comics,” Reed said. “So to be able to take our heroes against Kang the Conqueror was hugely important to us. We grew up and we grew small too.”
Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is in theaters February 17, 2023.