Now that Ant-Man and the Wasp is out in Digital HD, people will be able to go through the movie frame by frame. The entire sequel of Ant-Man took a deep dive into the intricacies of the Quantum Realm as the plot was based on getting Janet Van Dyne out of the realm. Also, Marvel needed to establish the realm for it to have a big influence in the upcoming Avengers 4, so that is why they focused the entire story around “Quantum” aspects. Since Marvel is a king at hiding Easter Eggs, there would obviously be a lot of those in this one as well.
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With Quantum Realm getting major focus in the story, it was obvious that Marvel would have hidden a few of those Easter Eggs within the realm as then there would be a lot to look on to. A recently deleted scene (shown above) from the movie brought forward a Mysterious being that showed its subatomic presence in the Quantum Realm.
Now, MCU fans have actually spotted an entire city or at least a part of it within the Quantum Realm. This was surely added as an Easter Egg, but we do need a proper answer to which city could this actually be. Take a look above. It will be amazing to see how Ant-Man will manage to come out of the Quantum Realm as he was trapped in there the last time we saw him.
He went in there to get some Quantum Energy for Ava aka Ghost but as The Pym family died because of the big snap of Thanos, he is now stuck in there. Director Peyton Reed did tease that the Time Vortexes present in the realm will probably be crucial for his exit and that is how Time Travel may be introduced in the MCU. Ant-Man may land 2-5 years in the future post-Thanos’ snap and that is when we see him team up with Tony, Cap, and Hulk (as seen in the set photos).
Here’s what the Director had to say about it to Comicbook.com:
“Is the quantum realm a safe place? I assume there’s parts of the quantum realm that are safe, and parts that are dangerous, and I think it remains to be seen how and if he’ll get out of the quantum realm. Beyond that, I ain’t saying a thing, man. I don’t want a Marvel sniper showing up at my house, and taking me out.”
Paul Rudd who plays Ant-Man also revealed some exciting new details about the film on its commentary track as he says:
“If she is alive, what would that place look like and what would have been going on while she was there and not up on terra firma? This idea that there are other things down there that you could interact with is interesting, and God knows there are tardigrades and all kinds of microscopic things. Treating it almost like outer space made sense.”
Director Peyton Reed also talked about the major growth of Hope Van Dyne as a character who was on a mission to rescue her mother. He said:
“The mission that is happening with her, entirely separate of Scott, is vital and it’s her mission. It’s not her dad’s mission. It’s her mission. Hank and Hope are working together, but it’s really Hope leading the charge and that was an important thing when we started talking about what was going on is the what and why of this mission, um, and that there may be certain points in this movie where she sees Scott as a liability.”
While Ant-Man and the Wasp was pretty self-involved all along, it actually established some key aspects which will be of great relevance in the larger MCU. So let’s see how important Ant-Man and the Quantum Realm turns out to be in Avengers 4 and beyond. Ant-Man and the Wasp was clearly a set up for the final movie in the trilogy, so we could expect characters like Ghost, Bill Foster and even Darren Cross aka Yellow Jacket to return in the triquel of the franchise.
Ant-Man and the Wasp is currently out on Digital HD and it will release on DVD and BluRay on October 16.