Marvel is making big promises about Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. It is not by chance that the film will introduce the new great threat of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), Kang (although a variant of him has already appeared in Loki). Interestingly, these are promises very similar to those of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
Marvel Studios’ panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2022 brought a lot of new information about the future of the MCU.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania has been confirmed to kick off Phase 5 of the MCU. This marks an interesting shift, as the Ant-Man films were previously used as stepping stones for larger team-up films.
We saw this in the first Ant-Man solo movie, allowing him to appear in Captain America: Civil War, or the post-credits scene of Ant-Man and the Wasp, which eventually led to the time travel of Avengers: Endgame.
Now that the direction for the future of the MCU is known – with Avengers: Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars being announced for the end of Phase 6 – the narrative of the Multiverse Saga has become clearer.
Both Kevin Feige and Quantumania director Peyton Reed have promised that Ant-Man 3 will live up to its hype and substantially affect the MCU going forward.
Those same promises were made before Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness was released, and he fulfilled his mission to delve even deeper into the Multiverse and show what was possible.
Considering everything that’s been revealed about Ant-Man 3, there’s reason to believe that Feige and Reed are telling the truth, and that the movie will deliver on those promises.
MCU will be changed forever
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania director Peyton Reed recently revealed in an interview that the third Ant-Man movie will change the MCU permanently.
While very little has been revealed in terms of plot so far, the presence of Kang the Conqueror as the villain seems to fulfill that promise.
Kang was first introduced in the first season of Loki as the One Who Remains, one of Kang’s variants, who intended to protect the timeline.
After Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino) killed him, the timeline began to crack and the boundaries between the universes began to weaken. Now that it’s clear that Kang is the next Thanos-level threat, his role in Ant-Man 3 could truly alter the balance of power in the MCU forever.
Doctor Strange 2 has also been consistently promoted as an MCU revamp film. It expanded the movie’s concept of the multiverse, which had been introduced in Loki and Spider-Man: No Return Home, proving that there are an infinite number of universes out there.
Also, the introduction of America Chavez, who can travel from one universe to another, could still change the scope of the MCU.
Instead of having the heroes wait for the dangers of the multiverse to come to them, they could use America’s powers to seek it out for themselves.
The concept of incursions was also introduced as the collision between two realities where one will eventually be destroyed. The Incursions will undoubtedly play a big role in the build-up to Avengers: Secret Wars.
Now we just have to wait to find out what concepts will be worked on in Ant-Man 3.
Ant-Man 3, or Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, arrives on February 17, 2023. The Avengers productions and the hero’s features are in Disney+.
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