Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania opens in theaters on February 17. film that, at the same time as closing a trilogy, opens the doors of Phase 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. A great privilege and responsibility for Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly), characters who made their UCM debut 8 years ago in ‘Ant-Man’.
In an interview with Empire MagazineKevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios, has explained the reason why Ant-Man is chosen to inaugurate the new phase of the UCM: “We wanted to start Phase 5 with Ant-Man because he’s earned that spot. Of not being simply the reserve or the comic resource, but of taking his position at the head of the UCM”. This importance in the front line that Feige mentions is something that comic book readers have still missed in the film adaptations, since Ant-Man is one of the original and founding members of The Avengers in the cartoons. Except for some key revelations about quantum travel, the path taken by Paul Rudd’s character in the MCU has not had a great impact on the central trunk of the franchise, something that seems to change with the release of ‘Quantumania’.
Feige and company are so clear that Ant-Man has earned the opportunity to not only open Phase 5, but to do so by facing off against Kang The Conqueror (Jonathan Majors), a villain of such magnitude that he will be the main antagonist of the Avengers in the next movie that brings together these characters: ‘Avengers: The Kang Dynasty’. That is, the events in which Ant-Man is involved are key to the future of the UCM.
In the same interview with Empire Magazine, the director of ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’, Peyton Reed, has compared the difficulty that Scott Lang faces in this film with the other two installments of the trilogy: “We are no longer running through the streets of San Francisco. We are fighting one of the most powerful villains in Marvel history. And maybe these are the least expected Avengers to be the first to face him.” For his part, the screenwriter of ‘Ant-Man 3’, Jeff Loveness, reaffirms Reed’s words about the large scale of the villain by referring to him as a challenge worthy of a story where all the Avengers meet: “The first conversation we had was, ‘What if Ant-Man is accidentally alone in an Avengers movie?'”
New trailer for ‘Quantumania’
To celebrate that we enter the last month of waiting before the premiere of ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’, Marvel Studios has shared a new trailer for the movie that we can see below:
In it, we have another look at the quantum world, a place that has its own rules, civilizations and creatures, as well as Ant-Man, the Wasp, Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), Janet Van Dyme (Michelle Pfeiffer), Cassie Lang (Kathryn Newton) and the fearsome Kang, the next great villain of the UCM who intends to compete in importance with Thanos himself.
‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ premieres In theaters February 17.