Ant-Man And The Wasp Quantummania Trailer Breakdown: Kang Has Killed A Lot Of Avengers Variants
Marvel finally dropped the full Ant-Man And The Wasp Quantummania Trailer and we will be breaking it down today to every single detail. There’s a whole bunch of Easter eggs here, a whole bunch going on. Remember the movie is coming out in February, we won’t have to wait that long for it to come out.
The song that’s actually playing in the trailer is Elton John’s “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” because they’re going with the Wizard of Oz theme and Kang is meant to be The Wizard of Oz, the person who’s stuck in the Land of Oz which is the Quantum realm in this case.
The basic idea of the movie is that his “Honey I Shrunk the Kids” but with the quantum realm and Ant-Man characters, just because most Ant-Man movies play on a lot of comedy. Obviously very dramatic too, like Kang gets very serious during this and I know lots of questions about what’s going on with Bill Murray too.
Here is Ant-Man And The Wasp Quantummania Trailer Breakdown:
Ant-Man And The Wasp Quantummania Trailer Breakdown
The basic idea of Ant-Man And The Wasp Quantummania I believe is that Kang is stuck in the quantum realm and they have a version of his chronopolis from the comics, like his City that he uses to control his aspect of the Kang Multiverse War. He’s trying to dominate The Kang Multiverse War 2.0 after the events of the Loki series and this version of Kang is just using the quantum realm to do that. I’m sure that there are many other versions of Kang out there across the Multiverse that are doing the same thing.
They also clarify a little bit about how the quantum realm exists in relation to the rest of the MCU, proper no Multiverse. The way Janet Van Dyne calls it a completely separate Universe on a Quantum scale like underneath our own 616 Marvel Universe makes it sound like it’s just one of the infinite number of different universes in the Multiverse instead of like a substrate that sort of reaches to all different universes in the Multiverse.
But the big reason why Kang would want to use the quantum realm is that he needs the quantum energy to power all this technology, his control of time and space. Like all of his tech during the Loki series was based on Quantum Tech, that’s why the energy looked like the same energy signature that the Avengers used when they were using Quantum energy to travel through time and space for their big-time heist mission.
Beginning Of Marvel Phase 5
Just starting at the beginning of the trailer and working our way through shot by shot I believe this is meant to take place in relatively Real Time with the other Marvel Phase 4, and Marvel Phase 5 movies. But this is meant to be the official beginning of Marvel phase 5.
If there’s any confusion, Black Panther Wakanda Forever is the official ending of Marvel phase 4, the Guardians of the Galaxy holiday special is kind of like a special case, that’s sort of like a tail end of Marvel phase four. So this is taking place after the events of Black Panther Wakanda Forever, after the events of Thor Love and Thunder for instance.
Everything is meant to be going great in Scott Lang’s life like his family is doing amazing, he’s getting all this credit for everything he did with the Avengers, and he’s even got a podcast about all of his Avengers stuff that we learned about during Ms. Marvel. Most of the Ant-Man And The Wasp Quantummania Trailer is actually the trailer they showed off at d23 with like a couple of minor tweaks there are a couple of lines that I didn’t see in this trailer that was in the d23 trailer.
Avengers Getting Paid And Spider-Man References
They pay off the joke with him in the Baskin Robbins, Baskin Robbins always finds out, and suddenly they’re treating him like the employee of the century because of what he did during Avengers End Game. He high-fives a little kid who’s got an Ant-Man backpack, so he’s making money off the merch. There are all these jokes about how the Avengers don’t get paid, they kind of did that during Falcon and Winter Soldier.
And they’ve addressed it in a couple of other series even during She-Hulk, the idea of merchandising all the Avengers stuff and all the bootleg Avengers merch. So some of them have managed to turn their superheroing into a profit without getting super Shady about it.
Love the old coffee shop owner that confuses him. for Spider-Man, “Thank you very much Spider-Man”. It also lets you know that this late in Marvel Phase 5 people still know all about Spider-Man even though they don’t know that he’s Peter Parker because that’s how the spell worked like they just erased their knowledge that he was Peter Parker, not that Spider-Man existed entirely.
So like all the Avengers still remember fighting with Spider-Man during Avengers Infinity war and Avengers Endgame, they just don’t remember that it was Peter Parker that was doing it with them. They kind of addressed that during Doctor Strange Multiverse of Madness where Doctor Strange references Spider-Man being this superhero also in New York City and the stuff that they’ve done together, but didn’t know that he was Peter Parker
Going Into Quantum Realm And Kang Captures Cassie Lang
Then we get to more of the “Honey I Shrunk the Kids” Vibe where the adult Cassie Lang now because she’s obviously grown older because of the five-year time jump, they’ve recast Kathryn Newton as the character. She’s created a distressed Beacon that will help people contact them from the quantum realm who need help. But Kang winds up using this again against them like Janet Van Dyne gets really upset.
If you remember Janet Van Dyne was stuck down there for over 20 years, she lived in the quantum City that’s how she continued to survive. She met all those people she worked with them, that’s how the Bill Murray character knows her, and she probably knew all about what was going on with Kang.
So basically what Kang does is he uses his technology to pull them into the quantum realm and the big Idea that he basically holds Cassie Lang captive and forces Scott Lang to steal something from him that he needs for his time travel platform to power all of his technology so that he can fulfill his plans to win the Kang Multiverse War.
That’s why at the end of the trailer he tells him “do we have a deal Ant-Man”, where he basically says “I’ll get you to hope back, I’ll get you more time”. Because during a lot of the trailer footage in the other extra d23 footage that isn’t in this trailer, he makes a lot of time travel references, just references to time in general. Like saying we’re both men who have lost a lot of time. You also notice that Kang is wearing his full-on Kang the Conqueror suit from the comics this is meant to be the full version of Kang the Conqueror.
A Lot Of Kang Versions
Now because they said that we’re going to see many versions of Kang in future Marvel projects, this might not be the version of Kang that we see in Avengers 5 Kang Dynasty, that could be a completely different one. But regardless of what happens to this version of Kang, like if he becomes a much bigger villain, I just think it’s cool that they’re actually giving us the real version of Kang the Conqueror.
Because the version during Loki was He Who Remains was sort of a combination of that and his immortus version of the character, Kang at the end of his timeline, this Kang in the Ant-Man And The Wasp Quantummania Trailer is in his prime.
We get the Elton “John Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” song, like I said this is a big Wizard of Oz metaphor with Kang being the wizard himself, who is stuck in Oz because he needs the technology for Ant-Man to steal, to power his time travel platform so that they can conquer all the Multiverse. The really cool transition here with the Marvel Studios logo on top of the quantum realm as they’re transitioning into it.
Full Version Of Quantum City
And obviously, this is meant to be a much Fuller version of the quantum realm, much more detailed than we’ve ever seen before. We saw a version of during Ant-Man and the Wasp and we saw a version of the Quantum City in the background but it was like really tiny, like zoom in enhance and you see the Quantum City. This time it’s up close it looks more like an actual city.
And when Janet Van Dyne calls it an entire universe, just at the quantum level, that’s why you see so many different types of alien-looking creatures there, like they’re not all the same type of being. But you also remember because it is the Quantum realm, you could enter or exit at any point in time and space like it’s connected to all of time and space. This is why it’s so important for Kang, all the Quantum energy powering is a technology that helps him control all of time
All these other types of beings that you see them meet are just beings from other places inside this Quantum universe so to speak. They make it seem like a lot of them are refugees like Janet Van Dyne was like she got stuck in the quantum realm here in this particular place, they’re probably stuck there as well.
So the big idea here is that Janet Van Dyne kind of takes the lead when they go down there because she lived there for over 20 years and even though Hank Pym is a genius they’re Meant To Be The Fish Out of Water this time.
Kang Maybe Right
We see Kang powering up some of his time travel devices and when I made a reference to Chronopolis that’s what it seems like this place is, like this is like a giant version of his smaller time travel platform that you see him on later. Like I said using this to control all of time and space at a much much larger level.
Maybe I think that they’re using this to set up a version of Kang for Avengers 5 Kang Dynasty. Like it could be the same Kang just because this seems like it’s so big, it would be weird if they killed off this version of Kang and that was the end of it.
The way he comes off in the trailer too is that he’s sort of benevolent like he wants to help Scott Lang but he’s also being really evil at the same time. Like “yeah I’ve stolen your daughter, I’m probably gonna kill her unless you help me”. But they want you to sympathize with him at least a little bit like you understand why he’s doing what he’s doing.
It’s the same thing with the Thanos was right memes, like first, he seems with this crazy villain but then after Avengers Endgame, you get all these Thanos was right memes. Like “oh no no he actually had some good ideas there”. It’ll be the same thing after this comes out, people be like Kang was right.
You may have seen all the Ant-Man jokes too because Kang actor got super huge for his other movie with Michael B Jordan, the Creed 3 movie. So he looks ripped now, R.I.P Ant-Man Kang is definitely going to spank him hard in this film. He didn’t actually get super ripped for Ant-Man 3, like he’s just in regular shape, he got super ripped for Creed 3. But I still like the metaphor that Scott Lang has no chance against him.
Attack Of The Kang
One of the other cool details that you notice here too when you see all of his troops lined up, obviously this is a very attack of the Clones looking with all the clone troopers. They’re all wearing the same-looking suits the Kang has on, the same Kang the Conqueror type of suit.
So I’m wondering if these are all just other versions of Kang that are working for him and they’re using a very Council of Kangs kind of twist. Like, everybody, you see walking around in the suits is just another Kang, sort of like a Rick and Morty situation with the Citadel of Ricks except make a Kang.
Then we see a regular time travel platform where Kang actually controls everything from. Surprisingly his Kang the Conqueror suit in the MCU looks very similar to what a lot of the fan art looks like. Then there is just a regular bar populated by just other random creatures beings that have come from other play planets inside this Quantum realm. Where it seems like Janet Van Dyne goes to meet people that she knows and get more information, get more help.
Bill Murray- Krylar
And now talking about Bill Murray in Ant-Man 3 Trailer. So a lot of people wonder what’s going on with him because he looks human. Is he another actual human from Earth or is he just humanoid looking? All I really know about his character is that I believe he’s playing a version of Krylar who’s a villain from the comics like he’s secretly a villain. Bill Murray said that he’s playing a very bad guy in the movie and he is an alien, but in the comics, he has green skin.
The character actually debuted in The Incredible Hulk number 156 and it was inside the microverse which is the Quantum realm. They couldn’t use the name microverse in the MCU because I believe that Hasbro owns the Micronauts which owns the term microverse. So they just had to change the name and that’s why it’s called the quantum realm instead of the microverse. That also kind of makes you think of the Rick and Morty mini-verse and teeny verse.
In the comics, Krylar was another evil scientist just creating really bad stuff. Even though Kang is meant to be the main villain of the film there’s also supposed to be a version of Modok and I think that Bill Murray might have something to do with that. Like he might have turned Corey Stoll’s Yellow Jacket into the version of MCU Modok, that’s a big rumor. It’s like they show a version of Modok in the d23 trailer, but this looks like a face mask in underneath when it falls off it might be Corey Stoll’s face or a version of it.
Like that Darren Cross version of Modok. So they might be trying to hijack Kang’s technology. But I still think that Kang is meant to be the main Villain. Like you see Ant-Man here surrounded by all of Kang’s technology and then you see him sending him to steal something from this other area.
Lot Of Ant-Mans And Cassie Lang – Stinger
We see a bunch of dangerous creatures inside the quantum realm. You see a really freaky scene of Ant-Man running towards something but there’s a bunch of other versions of Ant-Man like there’s a giant man that just sort of unravels, there’s another Ant-Man in front of him. This is probably just playing on the whole idea of the time travel technology metaphor with Kang the Conqueror. Like it’s the same Ant-Man but it’s a bunch of different versions of him from across the timeline.
We also see Cassie Lang in the purple Stinger suit. She’s had a couple of different versions of her character like she’s been Stature and been more of a version of Giant Woman but in this version, her power is a little bit closer to the Wasp’s Powers. She could basically do all the same things that Janet Van Dyne and Hope Van Dyne can do. And yes I totally think that they’re going to do a Young Avengers project and she’ll be on it at some point.
Kang Killed A Lot Of Avengers
The lines of dialogue that they don’t include in this that was in the d23 version of the trailer, is Kang says have I killed you because he knows who the Avengers are but he’s killed so many of them across the timeline, across different battles that he’s had that he forgets which is which. Like “are you one of the Avengers that I’ve killed before did we just have a battle a little while ago, I can’t remember, there’s been so many of them I’ve killed you so many times”, just more time travel references.
So like I said I think some of this is meant to set up Avengers 5 Kang Dynasty in a big way but I don’t know if it’ll be this version of Kang or another version. Hopefully, it won’t just be this version, he’ll wind up getting away or he’ll wind up accomplishing his goal at the end of the film.
Loki Season 2 Kang
We’ve also seen a version of Kang the Conqueror in the Loki season 2 trailer, I’ve already done a much bigger article about that from d23 in that footage. I think that that’s going to be a separate version of Kang because remember infinite versions of Kang are now released because of what happened at the end of Loki season one.
Ant-Man And The Wasp Quantummania is coming out in February, and Loki season 2 will come out in the spring or the summer, so that’s why I say I think it might be separate versions of Kang the Conqueror. But I do think that there’ll be some Easter eggs between the two of them.
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