ANT-MAN AND THE WASP: QUANTUMANIA
With Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania test screenings supposed to take place, a brief plot preview for the Marvel Studios trio reveals plans for the film’s villains, and even a massive cliffhanger!
The The ant Man franchise has always been pretty low stakes, but that should change with Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.
Following its introduction in Loki, Jonathan Majors is set to take center stage as the villainous Kang the Conqueror, and that’s bad news for those heroes and the MCU at large. Today, a revealing plot leak from trusted sources has found its way online, and it offers a much clearer idea of the plans for this villain and some of the other leads in the threequel.
While it doesn’t cover all the basics (like Cassie Lang’s role in the story), there’s plenty to delve into here, including information on an appearance from the classic villain you see in the banner below. -above. However, you shouldn’t need us to tell you that we’re getting into MAJOR SPOILERS here!
With that in mind, you’ll need to click on the NEXT button below to read this breakdown…
Quantum Realm Flashbacks
Ant-Man and the Wasp glossed over Janet Van Dyne’s time in the Quantum Realm, but that should change with this movie.
It turns out that Janet met and got to know Kang while she was stuck there, and now she can feel the villain is useless. As you’d expect, he wants to take over the Quantum Realm in an effort to control the very center of time (Avengers: Endgame showed how this dimension makes it easy to cross the multiverse through time travel).
We’re guessing this is Kang from the MCU and not a younger version of The One Who Remains, but that isn’t made clear in this leak. What we do know is that the villain has some opposition.
An epic war
Janet takes Hank, Scott, and Hope to the Quantum Realm to visit “Q Kingdom”. It’s where she called home during the long years she was trapped, and it’s because of it that Janet can now sense what’s going on with Kang’s machinations.
Once there, they encounter King Krylar, played by ghost hunters legend Bill Murray.
This obscure comic book character once guided the Hulk on a journey through the “Micro-Verse,” so you can probably see for yourself how he was reimagined for the MCU. Krylar is determined to defeat Kang and seeks to raise an army to stop the villain.
Looks like Janet and Krylar had a thing while she was living in the Quantum Realm, which makes their interactions a little weird (especially now that she’s reunited with Hank).
Yellowjacket returns… as MODOK!
The rumors are believed to be true, as Corey Stoll is reprising the role of Darren Cross after being sent to the Quantum Realm in 2015’s Ant-Man.
We had assumed the villain was dead after being crushed into nothingness, but it looks like he was rebuilt by Kang and turned into MODOK’s second in command. Scott and Hank for their role in his raw new status quo.
Meanwhile, Krylar successfully raises an army of Quantum Realm creatures and Kang is defeated… after being betrayed by MODOK.
Turns out the deceitful villain had his own plan all along!
A massive cliffhanger
Things get a little vague at this point, but MODOK is supposed to rob Kang and trap him in the Quantum Realm alongside Hank, Scott, Janet, and Hope.
With this, the villain returns to Earth, and our heroes – and their enemy – seemingly have no hope of salvation. Remember, the last time Scott was trapped there, he emerged hours later to find years had passed. Could a team with Kang be the only way to escape a similar fate?
It’s important to remember that there are countless variations of Kang, though whether the MCU being the “sacred timeline” makes him a target for the villain is yet to be determined. Either way, this will likely be the first of many Kangs we’ll see in action over the next few years.
Confused? So are we, but keep in mind that this is just a very loose breakdown. We have a few more details for you though!
Some additional details
This Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania The leak was first shared by scooper DanielRPK, though reliable leaker MyTimeToShineHello would later add at least some context.
She thinks Janet and Krylar don’t have a romantic history and explains that they’re meeting for the first time in the present day (this is a subplot that we believe has been changed in some way or other). another by repeats). As for the ending, the heroes are definitely stuck there, but how it plays out might play out a little differently.
No post-credits scene was shown during these apparent test screenings, although there were disappointing comments about Kang.
Apparently, he’s not a big bad guy and ends up being “underused” in the trio. Seeing that he’s shaping up to be the next Thanos, fingers crossed Marvel Studios is making a few changes before the movie hits theaters.