Well, friends, we're kicking off 2023 will another Ant-Man and The Wasp crossover. Honestly, not on my bingo card! But hey, I’m not mad at it. In fact, after a string of quasi-disappointments from the superhero universe, Ant-Man and The Wasp looks like a return to form. The latest trailer for Ant Man and The Wasp: Quantumania dropped on Monday night, following Marvel's favorite insects as they tackle the Quantum Realm—and Jonathan Majors's terrifying Kang the Conquerer. Check it out below.
The upcoming Marvel film, which kicks off Phase 5, is a follow up to Avengers: Endgame. Since then, Ant-Man, played by Paul Rudd, has apparently been walking red carpets and having a grand ol' time. He's enjoying some comedian cameos—including On Cinema's Gregg Turkington and I Think You Should Leave's Ruben Rabasa—when his daughter, Cassie (Kathryn Newton) invents some new kind of quantum satellite. Why, you ask? Because we wouldn't have much quantumania without it.
Turns out, Janet van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer) is accurately horrified by this new device, as she spent over 30 years trying to get the hell out of the Quantum Realm. Shrunken down to subatomic levels for the third (!) time, the gang is somehow transported to another universe entirely. "It's a secret universe, beneath ours," Janet tells them. This place is full of weird creatures, robots, monsters, futuristic armies, and of course, Majors's Kang. The multiversal villain is the next big bad to follow Thanos, and he'll return after Quantumania to appear in 2025's Kang Dynasty. For now, Quantumania is an Avengers-level MCU event for just Ant-Man alone, but the tiny family will seemingly have to figure it out on their own... or will they?
Well, they might have some help. A report from Variety disclosed that the great William Jackson Harper will join Quantumania. As always, details remain "a closely guarded secret," which of course leads us to hope that The Good Place's Chidi Anagonye will hop through the multiverse and lay the smackdown on Kang. The third Ant-Man outing will also star Evangeline Lilly as the Wasp, Michael Douglas as Hank Pym, Randall Park as Jimmy Woo, and Bill Murray in an undisclosed role. According to Variety, Murray's character "has a history with Janet during her previous time spent in the Quantum Realm." MODOK, a character from the comics with an oversized head, is also set to appear. Peyton Reed will complete his Ant-Man trilogy as director, while Jeff Loveness (Rick and Morty) will pen the script. Loveness will then go on to write Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, released in May 2025.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania will hit theaters on Feb. 17, 2023. See it then—as long as you're not inexplicably sucked into the Quantum Realm beforehand.
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