New “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” Video is a Trip to The Quantum Realm
We’re now just a few weeks away from the official start of Marvel Studio’s Phase 5 with the premiere of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantamnia. To that end, Marvel has released this behind-the-scenes look at director Peyton Reed’s upcoming film, which finds Scott Land (Paul Rudd), his daughter Cassie (Kathryn Newton), Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly), Janet Van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer), and Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) venturing into the Quantum Realm. It’s there they’ll find an Avengers-level threat in Kang the Conqueror (Jonathan Majors), the MCU’s newest supervillain.
The new video clues us into how Marvel approached Quantumania and this larger-than-usual challenge Ant-Man and his friends will be facing. It’s not as if Scott hasn’t faced great odds before; it’s just that the stand-alone Ant-Man films have usually been less “the world will end if we don’t defeat this person” and more geared towards more scaled-down fights with villains who are certainly dangerous but rarely an Avengers-level threat. Until now.
“We always love doing the unexpected with Scott Lang,” says Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige in the video. “Ant-Man is arguably the character that is the most underestimated.” Yet as Feige points out, Ant-Man was the key to saving the universe in Avengers: Endgame. “So carrying that tradition, we thought, let’s use this film to kick off Phase 5.”
Paul Rudd discusses how he’s now been playing Scott Land for almost a decade and how even after all this time, he’s still not used to working with legends like Michelle Pfeiffer and Michael Douglas. The video pinpoints the moment the troubles begin for Scott and his family when Janet Van Dyne realizes they’ve been sending a signal down to the Quantum Realm. Janet, more so than any other character, knows the dangers that lurk there.
“Janet has been very quiet about her time in the Quantum Realm,” Michelle Pfeiffer explains. And one of the scariest things down there is Kang the Conqueror.
“Kang the Conqueror is terrifying,” Evangeline Lilly says. “And if there ever was a maniac loose in the Quantum Realm, it’s him.”
“Playing Kang the Conqueror is such a gift,” Majors says. “This is the beginning. And he cannot be contained.”
Majors tells no lies about just how uncontainable Kang is. After Ant-Man, the Wasp, and their friends fight him in Quantumania, a rematch has already been scheduled. The fourth Avengers film? Yeah, it’s titled Avengers: The Kang Dynasty.
Check out the new behind-the-scenes video below. Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantuamnia hits theaters on February 17.
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Featured image: (L-R): Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man and Kathryn Newton as Cassandra “Cassie” Lang in Marvel Studios’ ANT-MAN AND THE WASP: QUANTUMANIA. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. © 2022 MARVEL.