Ant-man and the Wasp Quantumania Release Date: First Ant-man 3 Trailer Footage Released at Comic-con!
The planned American superhero film Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is based on Marvel Comics and features the characters Scott Lang/Ant-Man and Hope Pym/Wasp. The film is set to be released in the United States.
It is going to be the sequel to Ant-Man (2015) and Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018), and it will be the 31st film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
It will be produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures (MCU). Peyton Reed is in charge of directing the movie, and Jeff Loveness is the one who wrote the screenplay.
- Ant-Man, portrayed by Paul Rudd, is a member of the Avengers who was formerly involved in petty crime. His suit gives him the ability to shrink or expand in size while simultaneously improving his strength.
- Evangeline Lilly as Hope van Dyne/Wasp: The daughter of Hank Pym and Janet van Dyne who inherits a similar suit and the Wasp mantle from her mother. Evangeline Lilly plays the role of Hope van Dyne/Wasp.
- Hank Pym, a former member of S.H.I.E.L.D., entomologist, and physicist, is portrayed by Michael Douglas in this film.
- Pym created the initial Ant-Man costume and went on to become the first Ant-Man.
- Janet van Dyne, portrayed by Michelle Pfeiffer, is Pym’s wife, Hope’s mother, and the original Wasp. For the past 30 years, she has been missing after becoming trapped in the Quantum Realm.
- Cassie Lang, played by Kathryn Newton, is the daughter of Scott Lang.
- Emma Fuhrmann was the actress that played the role of the character before in Avengers: Endgame (2019).
- A “time-traveling, multiversal adversary” played by Jonathan Majors, Kang the Conqueror is an alternate-timeline version of the character He Who Remains, who was the creator of the Time Variance Authority (TVA) and was first introduced in the first season of Loki. Kang the Conqueror is a “time-traveling, multiversal adversary” (2021).
- Michael Waldron, the chief writer for Loki, referred to Kang as the “next major cross-movie villain” for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
- According to Majors, Kang is different from He Who Remains, who is not in Quantumania, with a shifted psychology, portraying Kang differently from He Who Remains due to the different characters surrounding him, and transitioning from a series to a film. He Who Remains is not in Quantumania. Majors said this.
- In addition, Bill Murray has been cast in the film in a part that has not yet been revealed to be a villain. The mutant, cybernetically enhanced man known as MODOK, who has a huge head, will also make an appearance in the movie.
It is expected that Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania will be released in theaters across the United States on February 17, 2023. This will mark the beginning of Phase Five of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
First Ant-man 3 Trailer Footage Released at Comic-con
Fans were stunned to learn that the enemy of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania would be one of the Avengers’ biggest villains: Kang the Conqueror.
Not only was Kang already set up as a serious threat in the finale of the first season of Loki, but fans have long theorized that Kang will be the villain of this new MCU saga.
Of course, this can’t be good for Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang or anybody else close to him if Kang the Conqueror is involved—a villain who has shattered timelines and gone toe-to-toe with the Avengers in the comics single-handedly.
With that in mind, it doesn’t help that new footage revealed at San Diego Comic-Con reveals that this Kang has already killed a substantial proportion of Avengers from previous realities.
Kang Has Killed Avengers Before
New exclusive footage for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania was presented at San Diego Comic-Con, revealing new insights from the film.
In the new footage, Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang is reading parts from his new book, “Look Out for the Little Guy,” to a throng. It’s evident Scott hasn’t seen any action in a while before he gets a call from prison, which has his daughter, Kathryn Newton’s Cassie Lang, in custody.
Scott wants Cassie’s aid, but he also doesn’t want her to waste her life. He talks about how he saved the world, which is met by Michael Douglas’ Hank Pym blasting Scott out for always pointing it out, which Michelle Pfeiffer’s Janet van Dyne and Evangeline Lilly’s Hope also load on Scott.
It cuts to Kang chatting to Scott, “You’re an interesting man, Scott Lang,” and points out how many years Scott missed locked in the Quantum Realm. “You’ve lost a lot of time, but time, it isn’t what you think. It’s not a straight line.”
Something in a lab explodes and starts taking them all into the Quantum Realm. They all find themselves in another world, traversing it in new suits when Bill Murray’s Janet-aware Krylar appears.
“I know the end of everything you hold dear, everything you call life,” Kang adds. Scott tells him he made a mistake because he’s an Avenger. Kang asks Scott incredulously, “Are you an Avenger?” and ponders, “Have I murdered you before?”
Kang’s Interest in Scott Lang
The most intriguing part of the trailer is Kang’s obvious interest in Lang outside of becoming an Avenger, which Kang dismisses out of hand.
Why else would Kang be interested in Scott Lang? Could it be that he’s vital to the timeline? Tony Stark’s invention of time travel via the Quantum Realm would not have been possible without Scott Lang’s inspiration and motivation.
Thus, Scott’s value to the timeline substantially increases when considering his contribution in helping preserve the world.
Another option is that Scott will do something he hasn’t done yet, which Kang wants to either prevent or ensure. It’s weird how Kang doesn’t appear overly angry towards Ant-Man, but it doesn’t mean he or anyone else is out of danger.
Fans will uncover Kang’s actual objectives when Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is released in theaters on February 17, 2023.