The first trailer for Marvel’s Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania is here and it takes us deep into the Quantum Realm while simultaneously and gently setting up MCU’s next big villain/threat, Kang the Conqueror. It will be the first film of Phase 5 and if the new trailer is anything to go by, we might have a general idea of where things are headed in the MCU. Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania will be Peyton Reed’s third Ant-Man film as director and see the return of a number of actors, reprising their previous roles.
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The new trailer for the film kicks off with Elton John’s 1973 track Goodbye Yellow Brick Road in the background and we see Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) taking a stroll down the road and gabbing about his life following the events of Avengers Endgame. We then see Cassie Lang (Kathryn Newton) explaining her family members Scott Lang, Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly), Hope’s mother Janet van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer) and Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) about how she created a device which basically is a deep space satellite but for the Quantum Realm.
However, her innovation is met with hysteria, as Janet van Dyne asks Cassie to shut it down. Before anyone can disable the satellite, all of our superheroes get sucked into a portal, teleporting them to the Quantum Realm. From there, the new Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania trailer gives us a brief but enticing glimpse of the surreal yet bizarre landscape, whihc appears to house a highly advanced megacity colonized by millions of infinitesimal people.
Quantum Realm was where Janet van Dyne was stranded for thirty years before being rescued, but we never really got to learn much about her experiences or what she went through during her time in the Quantum Realm. However, as the trailer progresses, we finally get to understand what Janet was truly afraid of – Kang the Conqueror. After a brilliant performance in Loki and a huge turn in the upcoming Creed III, Jonathan Majors is reprising his role as the ultimate world-ending Marvel villain.
But the version of Kang we see in the Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania trailer seems to be an alternate timeline variant of He who remains from Loki season one. The trailer ends with Kang presenting Ant-Man with a proposal that he can help him and his family reach home safely and lend more time if Scott agrees to help Kang. But more time for what? Mayhem? A new world? Guess we will find out when Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania hits big screens on February 17, 2023.