We love it when get to notice little details about our loved characters and just how easily the creators so easily slide these teases with no difficulties at all. One of these is related to one of the most anticipated movies from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which is Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. Now we know it almost sounds as if the only interesting thing about the title is the world that wins at the Quantum realm, but that is not it. This clearly tells us that the movie will be heavily based on the wonders of the Quantum Realm.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania received a major update from the Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige at the Disney Investor Day in December 2020. Ant-Man 3 has been in the works for a few months now and will see Scott Lang (Paul Rudd), Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly), Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), and Janet van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer) return. Marvel also confirmed that Kathryn Newton is taking over the role of Cassie Lang. But that is not it, another major news that came along is, The Lovecraft Country star, Jonathan Majors will be playing Kang the Conqueror. Earlier, Majors could not confirm either deny this news, but it is affirmative now.
Kang is one of the biggest and most complicated villains in Marvel Comics. He’s a time-traveling warlord from across the multiverse who might be related to Reed Richards and also helped form the Young Avengers as Iron Lad. At first, the inclusion of Kang in Ant-Man 3 was quite baffling. As an Avengers-level threat, putting him in an Ant-Man film didn’t line up in the minds of most fans. However, it’s now more clear why he’s involved thanks to the sequel’s title.
It won’t also come as a surprise that Kang could come across from the Quantum Realm and cross paths with both versions of Ant-Man and Wasp. Nothing that bad as of yet has been discovered by the team. Ant-Man found a way to return from it at the end of Ant-Man, they helped rescue Janet at the end of Ant-Man and the Wasp, went back to get particles to help Ghost, and all of the time travel done in Avengers: Endgame ultimately worked. If Kang uses the Quantum Realm for his conquests and rules it as a result, it would only be a matter of time before he discovered what Ant-Man and the rest were up to. It remains to be seen just how much of a villain Kang will be right away, but Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’s title explains how and why he’s now showing up in the MCU.
With the title heavily explaining to us that the movie will be largely based around the Quantum realm, it also feels nice to see Wasp retain her name in the title, and is directed by Peyton Reed. Those involved with the last installment indicated that this was the direction the franchise would go, but the Quantumania subtitle shows just how prominent it will be. And now that Kang is confirmed to be involved, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania exploring the Quantum Realm should be the explanation for him to join.
Time-traveling is a concept that is deeply embedded into the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Ant-Man 3 is only going to promote it more. It makes sense, as so far the Quantum Realm is the only confirmed way to time travel in the MCU after Avengers: Endgame. Tony Stark made this possible thanks to some of his final inventions, and even though the Avengers might not have fully understood what they were doing at first, Tony did have the foresight to know that if you mess with time, it tends to mess back. Now it can be Kang the Conqueror who arrives as Team Ant-Man continues to experiment with what the Quantum Realm can do.
Regardless of what is, Ant-man and the Wasp: Quantumania is still something to look out for, and it will be coming in 2022. Let’s hope for stunning visuals, a villain that is too hard to defeat, and some epic one-liners. Or even maybe expect a cameo from other superheroes, and then the obvious post-credit scene that will set us right off! Let us know what you think about Kang joining the MCU.