The MCU’s Phase 4 ends with Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, while Phase 5 will begin in 2023 with Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. As of November 2019, Peyton Reed has been contracted to helm the show’s third episode and wrap up the plot of the titular small-but-mighty hero. After Jon Watts’ work on the Spider-Man films, Reed will be the first filmmaker in the MCU to finish a trilogy. The 31st Marvel movie is slated to be an epic entry into this next chapter for the character and the whole cinematic universe. Even if it has yet to be discovered if this will be Ant-final Man’s outing.
During all the extreme or cosmic action in the other flicks, the underrated Ant-Man series has offered some comic relief. Additionally, it was a crucial foundational element that paved the way for the time-traveling scenes in Avengers: Endgame. After Kevin Feige said during San Diego Comic-Con that the movie is “a straight tie to…[Avengers:] Kang Dynasty,” Quantumania is now poised to cause another ripple effect for this upcoming phase. It’s more than appropriate for Quantumania to launch Phase 5, given that the Multiverse has assumed center stage following Loki and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Here is a quick summary of all the current information about the upcoming Ant-Man movie in preparation for its debut early next year.
When is the release date for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania?
The start of the upcoming year’s film schedule will marked with the release of the third Ant-Man movie on Feb 17, 2023. The date has changed a bit after being temporarily moved to Jul 28, 2023. However, because Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania was farther along in the production process. The movie later switched dates with The Marvels.
On Oct 24, 2022, Marvel released the long-awaited trailer. The teaser opens with Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang basking in his newfound notoriety and fame following the events of Avengers. Endgame, set to Elton John’s “Goodbye, Yellow Brick Road”. The following scene has Scott and Hope’s (Evangeline Lilly) family researching in a lab with a technology. That appears to have the ability to transmit a signal to the Quantum Realm. However, Janet Van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer) has doubts and requests that it be switched off. Only for the device to open up and draw everyone into the secret universe.
The teaser gives the impression that the third movie would likely spend most of its time in the Quantum Realm. Even though it was only briefly addressed and barely explored in the previous two films. The family will cooperate to discover a path back home between a secretly constructed metropolis. And a civilization of people who appear to have survived in the Quantum Realm (including the first glance of Bill Murray’s character). The significant mic drop in the teaser is Kang the Conqueror, played by Jonathan Majors. He crosses paths with Scott and is almost sure to give him problems.
Recently, during Brazil’s Comic-Con Experience. We also saw brand-new movie footage that focused more on Scott. His development, and his relationship with his daughter.
What Is the Plot?
Given the significant consequences that will almost certainly follow from the tale. The movie trailer attempts to keep the majority of the storyline a secret. During San Diego Comic-Con earlier this year. Several teases included Rudd addressing Scott’s newfound popularity as he rides the Avengers’ coattails. Even more so than the claimed podcast he does, which mentioned in the Disney+ series Ms. Marvel, he authored a book titled “Look Out for the Little Guy” that describes his participation in the events of Endgame.
According to descriptions of the SDCC-only teaser material for the movie. Scott’s new priorities and way of thinking might cause him to become estranged from his family. Especially his daughter Cassie. According to cast interviews, the Scott-Cassie interaction will be a crucial story point because Cassie is now older. And Scott has been MIA for five years. Scott must use all his efforts to keep his family alive. And return home when the entire Lang-Van Dyne family is drawn into the Quantum Realm. Especially with the evil Kang, whose influence will last after this film.
Super-Hero partners Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) return to the movie which launches phase 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. To carry on their adventures as Ant-Man and the Wasp. With Hope’s parents Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and Janet Van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer) by their sides. The family finds themselves exploring the Quantum Realm, interacting with strange new species. And going on a journey that would push them beyond the bounds of what they believed was possible. Jonathan Majors joins the adventure as Kang.
Who’s In the Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania Cast?
The film has the same stellar cast from Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018). Including Michelle Pfeiffer as Janet Van Dyne, Evangeline Lily as Hope Van Dyne/Wasp, Michael Douglas as Dr. Hank Pym, and Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man. In place of the previously cast Emma Fuhrmann, who played Cassie Lang in Avengers. Endgame, Kathryn Newton enters the cast as the adult Cassie Lang (who appears to have acquired her own suit and abilities).
Paul Rudd provided information about Scott’s current living situation during Brazil’s CCXP 2022 event. Scott is entering Quantumania. He stated the following:
“There’s little doubt that a lot has changed since the last movie. We rescued the cosmos, for starters. Since the conclusion of Ant-Man and the Wasp, a lot has happened, but it hasn’t happened yet. Scott is wondering, “Where do we go in life now? ” He still has a close relationship with his daughter and is anxiously anticipating the next chapter. However, just as in life, these chapters turn out differently than planned. And thus, a series of events take place very fast, drawing us into a significant plot.
As Agent Jimmy Woo, who also acted in the last movie and had a notable comeback in WandaVision. Randall Park confirmed to return. Unfortunately, Scott’s beloved odd friends Luis, Dave, and Kurt (played by Michael Pea, T.I., and David Dastmalchian, respectively), won’t make a comeback. This is probably because most of the movie is in the Quantum Realm. Other comedy luminaries included Bill Murray, who made headlines for his significant casting as Krylar, a former friend of Janet Van Dyne.
The second important star Jonathan Majors, who previously played a version of himself in the Disney+ series Loki last year as He Who Remains, joins the cast and will play the prolific villain of Kang the Conqueror. The entrance of Majors as Kang, who will serve as the Multiverse Saga’s next Thanos-level antagonist, is the subject of intense excitement. Director Peyton Reed discussed the danger Kang posed to the Multiverse during CCXP 2022 and said:
“Phase 5 is beginning off in a huge, huge way. The journey that Ant-Man and Wasp are currently on is their biggest one yet. We’re visiting unfamiliar locations, and our adversary is unlike anything they’ve ever encountered, which goes for Thanos. Kang, the Conqueror in our movie, is significantly different from He Who Remains in Loki. They are Variants, yet they are quite distinct individuals. Kang has control over time, yet he manages his energy well. Ant-Man and Wasp will experience firsthand how terrifying he is to cope with.”
The film’s villain, MODOK, will also make an appearance. Although the person who will play him has yet to be identified. This information also made public during SDCC. Additionally, Gregg Turkington will reprise his part as Dale, a manager at Baskin-Robbins. Further, Corey Stoll said to be returning as some incarnation of Darren Cross/Yellowjacket. The antagonist who smashed into the Quantum Realm after the first Ant-Man movie’s pivotal final confrontation. William Jackson Harper (The Good Place) has also been cast in the film. According to more recent information, though his role is yet unknown.
When and Where Did Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania Film?
The movie‘s pre-production started in February 2021, and Cappadocia and other Turkish areas served as the locations for the shooting. At Pinewood Studios in the UK, filming carried on into November. In June 2022, more filming took place in San Francisco.
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Comedy
Original Language: English
Director: Peyton Reed
Producer: Kevin Feige, Stephen Broussard
Writer: Jeff Loveness
Release Date (Theaters): Feb 17, 2023, Wide
Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures
Aspect Ratio: Scope (2.35:1)
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