Ant-man and the Wasp is coming out in just 2 days and we will finally see two of the smallest heroes of Marvel make the biggest impact on the screen. The movie is already getting a great critical acclaim and it is also tracking well above $80 Million for the opening weekend and it will probably turn-up bringing in more than the projections that have been made by the analysts.
The sequel to Ant-Man will dive into the concept which was merely teased in the first film. Yes, I am talking about the Quantum Realm. We only saw the Quantum Realm to be introduced briefly in Ant-Man when he went subatomic. We also got a tease of it in Doctor Strange. Now, Ant-Man and the Wasp will take up right from where Ant-Man left, as it will dive into the intricacies of this realm where Space and Time are irrelevant.
The movie will heavily focus upon Hank Pym along with Scott and Hope teaming up to bring Janet back from the Quantum Realm, who has been stuck in there since 1987. In doing so, Pym and co are going to unleash another villain in the movie with the name of Ghost. Well, you may think that since Ant-Man and the Wasp is a very self-contained movie, it will not have much to do with the larger MCU, but it sure does have that big connection. It will lead right into Avengers 4 and the major plot that Avengers 4 will take from Ant-Man and the Wasp will be the use of Quantum Realm.
So the Quantum Realm is really important for the larger MCU, and director Peyton Reed recently told The Hollywood Reporter exactly that. Here’s what he said:
“The Quantum Realm didn’t exist in Edgar [Wright] and Joe’s [Cornish] original drafts. When [Adam] McKay came on, McKay and Rudd were writing drafts, and McKay also is a big comics nerd. McKay and I were talking about the Microverse. In a movie that had a lot of shrinking, it’d be great to figure out a thing in the third act that for the purposes of that story was almost a cautionary tale. If you turn off the regulator. It allowed us to give Scott Lang his moment of self-sacrifice, where he was going to potentially kill himself to save his daughter. It also occurred to us that we all love that sort of psychedelic side of the Marvel Universe. It’s the Microverse in the comics that we re-named the Quantum Realm for copyright reasons.
It was never a mandate [from Feige], but it was, ‘this would be really cool.’ Also, visually it was really fun. It just happened to make absolute sense for the third act of our first movie. … I think Kevin has this large vision for what the MCU can be, and I know he definitely has a vision for what specific things he ultimately wants to see in it, but there is an awful lot of give and take with the individual filmmakers and stories that feed into that thing.”
Well, yea it sure looks to be a cool visually, and we now know that it will be a big deal in Avengers 4. Since Thanos has the Time Stone, the Quantum Realm is going to be used for Time Travel somehow. Seeing the set photos, we could see some unknown devices in the hands of Ant-Man, Captain America and Tony Stark (possibly on Hulk’s hand as well). This unknown technology is assumed to have some relation to the Quantum Realm since Ant-Man seems to be majorly involved here.
We will find out the rest when the movie comes out on July 6. Here’s the official Synopsis:
“From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes a new chapter featuring heroes with the astonishing ability to shrink: “Ant-Man and The Wasp.” In the aftermath of “Captain America: Civil War,” Scott Lang (Rudd) grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne (Lilly) and Dr. Hank Pym (Douglas) with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside The Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from their past.”