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"I don’t live in a straight line. And with time, it’s hard not to skip to the end. So, if you want to stop what’s coming, and trust me, you do… I am the only shot you have."
"What’s coming?"
"Me."
Kang the Conqueror and Stature

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is a 2023 superhero film, based on the Marvel Comics superheroes of the same names. The film is a sequel to Ant-Man, Ant-Man and the Wasp and Avengers: Endgame, and continues the Kang the Conqueror storyline set up in the first season of Loki. It is the thirty-first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and the first installment of Phase Five. The film was released on February 17, 2023.

The film is directed by Peyton Reed and stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man, Evangeline Lilly as Hope van Dyne/Wasp, Jonathan Majors as Kang the Conqueror, Kathryn Newton as Cassie Lang/Stature, David Dastmalchian as Veb, Katy M. O'Brian as Jentorra, William Jackson Harper as Quaz, Bill Murray as Lord Krylar, with Michelle Pfeiffer as Janet van Dyne, with Corey Stoll as Darren Cross/M.O.D.O.K., and Michael Douglas as Hank Pym.

Synopsis[]

Scott Lang and Hope van Dyne, along with Hope's parents, Hank Pym and Janet van Dyne, and Lang's daughter, Cassie, go on a new adventure exploring the Quantum Realm that pushed their limits and pits them against Kang the Conqueror.[1]

Plot[]

Ant-Man and the Wasp (QM)

Ant-Man and the Wasp's new life

After helping to save the world from Thanos, life has been going pretty great for Scott Lang. He is liked and respected in his hometown of San Francisco, and has even written a successful memoir. Things are also going well for his girlfriend Hope van Dyne, who now runs her own company and is using Pym Particles to help the world, as well as her parents Hank Pym and Janet van Dyne who are just happy to be reunited following Janet's thirty years trapped in the Quantum Realm although Janet still refuses to talk about her time there. The only bone of contention for Lang is that his daughter Cassie, who is now living with him and Hope, has been arrested more than once due to her participation in protests. After Lang and van Dyne bail her out, the two have a mild argument where she accuses her father of enjoying his fame and not actually doing anything to help the world now that it is not under an immediate threat. She also accidentally implies during the conversation that she has her own super suit, but quickly tries to shrug it off when her father enquiries further.

Scott and Cassie in the Quantum Realm

Scott and Cassie appear in the Quantum Realm

They head to the Pym Residence to have dinner, and the conversation turns to a device that Cassie and Pym have been working on; a Quantum Satellite. They explain it is designed to try and send a signal into the Quantum Realm to try and establish communications. Janet freaks out when she realizes that someone could send a signal back and demands it be shut down; however, the device ends up imploding and sucking in the five, along with some ants that Pym had been experimenting on to increase their intelligence. The Pym/Van Dyne family are separated from Scott and Cassie and land in a completely different part of the Quantum Realm to the two.

Darren Cross (Quantumania)

M.O.D.O.K. greets Ant-Man

Scott manages to rescue Cassie from falling to her death before confronting an alliance called the Freedom Fighters as Hope and Pym are guided through the Quantum Realm by Janet, who later brings them to Axia to meet an old friend. Scott and Cassie perform a ritual to understand the Freedom Fighters' language, learning of a man who managed to conquer what was once the home of the Freedom Fighters. Upon meeting Janet's friend Krylar, Krylar has the ruler's guard attack Janet's relatives, leading them to escape in Krylar's Yacht. The Freedom Fighters are also soon under attack by the guard and M.O.D.O.K., whom Scott and Cassie find out is none other than Darren Cross, who is now deformed from the Yellowjacket suit's destruction and has been left with a massive head but tiny limbs necessitating him to use a hover chair.

Ant-Man & Kang the Conqueror

Ant-Man makes a deal with Kang the Conqueror

While Scott is arrested and forced to make a deal with the man named Kang, having to retrieve the Multiversal Engine Core, Janet explains to Hope and Hank that Kang the Conqueror was a scientist also trapped in the Quantum Realm who attempted to fix his Time Sphere, only to have Janet sabotage his departure because she realized from his ship's engine that he had destroyed several timelines and took countless lives, and hadn't actually crashed in the Quantum Realm as she'd assumed but was exiled there. As Ant-Man, Lang shrinks into the enlarged, blown up Multiversal Power Core, shrinking it with the Wasp's help. Because they rebel against him, Kang steals the Power Core from them, defeating Ant-Man and the Wasp and taking Janet with him as M.O.D.O.K. crashes Pym's ship.

Wasp in Quantum Realm

Wasp rescues Ant-Man

Kang explains his origin and his plan to thwart the Council of Kangs for exiling him to Janet as Cassie evades captivity and frees the Freedom Fighters. Ant-Man and the Wasp meet Pym, accompanied by the smarter ants who have also traveled to the Quantum Realm. Cassie interrupts Kang's transmission to Axia, telling all residents to fight against Kang. Telling M.O.D.O.K. to kill Cassie, Kang is confronted by Giant-Man, approaching Axia's center. The Freedom Fighters and the inhabitants of the Quantum Realm also help defeat Kang, despite losing to his attacks. Cassie is able to get the best of M.O.D.O.K. and tells Cross that he has the capacity to change and does not have to be a "dick" all his life.

Giant-Man Helmet (QM)

Kang and Ant-Man have a duel

With Ant-Man, the Wasp, and Stature attempting to battle Kang, Pym calls his ants (which had arrived in the Quantum Realm centuries before the humans and developed their own society) to distract him. Convinced he has been acting horribly, Cross sacrifices his life as a hero in disabling Kang's forcefield he had made, allowing the ants to attack him (with Lang uneasily declaring Cross an Avenger when Cross asks). Janet opens a portal back to Earth until Lang, the last person to return, was blasted away by Kang. Kang attempts to kill Lang in hand-to-hand combat, but is sucked in by the distorting Power Core by Hope's assistance. Looking back at the celebrating Freedom Fighters, Lang and van Dyne leave the Quantum Realm.

Loki AMATWQ

Loki spots Victor Timely

Now back home, Lang continues his happy life and orchestrates a fake surprise birthday for Cassie due to him missing so many. Lang briefly reflects on Kang's words and worries that he may not be dead or the door might now be open to the ones who exiled him, but decides not to dwell on that for now and focus on his extended family. Believing the exiled Kang has died, the Council of Kangs calls every Kang variant in the Multiverse. They discuss that the Avengers may have to be dealt with as not only are they touching the very fabric of the Multiverse, but they were even able to seemingly kill one of their own. In the 20th Century, Loki attends a presentation about time with Mobius M. Mobius. The presentation being that of Victor Timely's, Mobius is not worried while Loki is terrified.

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On July 2, 2018, in an interview with the The Hollywood Reporter, Ant-Man and Ant-Man and the Wasp director Peyton Reed expressed his interest in making a third Ant-Man film stating: "I think we are all interested in doing one. There is a story to tell there. Definitely. There is a story we've talked about, potentially. I'm very, very hopeful"[3]

On October 8, 2019, when asked about Paul Rudd's future as Ant-Man, Kevin Feige said: "The chess pieces were arranged very purposefully after Endgame. Those that are off the board are off, and those that are still on, you never know".[4]

On November 1, 2019, The Hollywood Reporter reported that a third Ant-Man film was in development with Peyton Reed returning to direct.[5]

On November 3, 2019, in an interview with Collider, Michael Douglas stated that the film was expected to begin production in January 2021.[6]

On April 3, 2020, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Jeff Loveness had been tapped to pen the film's script.[7]

On September 14, 2020, Deadline reported that Jonathan Majors had joined the cast of the film and that he was expected to portray Kang the Conqueror.[8]

On November 20, 2020, The Hollywood Reporter reported that the film would begin production in 2021.[9]

On December 10, 2020, during Disney's 2020 Investor Day, Kevin Feige announced that the title of the film was Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. He also announced that Kathryn Newton had joined the cast of the film and that she would portray Cassie Lang. Furthermore, he confirmed Jonathan Majors' casting as Kang the Conqueror.[10]

On February 4, 2021, it was reported that the film had begun production in Cappadocia, Turkey.[11]

On March 1, 2021, it was reported that T.I. would not be reprising his role as Dave in the film.[12]

In March 2021, it was revealed that the film was scheduled to start production on May 31 and wrap on September 24 in London and Atlanta.[13]

On May 3, 2021, it was revealed that the film would be released on February 17, 2023.[14]

On May 7, 2021, it was reported that the film would begin production in mid-July in the United Kingdom.[15]

On June 15, 2021, Paul Rudd revealed that the film had begun production in London.[16]

On June 30, 2021, it was reported that Corey Stoll would be reprising his role as Darren Cross/Yellowjacket in the film.[17]

On July 26, 2021, Peyton Reed announced that the film had begun principal photography.[18]

On September 7, 2021, it was revealed that Bill Pope had joined the film as the cinematographer.[19]

On October 10, 2021, it was reported that Bill Murray had joined the cast of the film in an undisclosed role.[20]

On October 18, 2021, it was announced that the film had been pushed back from its initial release date to July 28, 2023.[21]

On October 26, 2021, Bill Murray confirmed that he had joined the cast of the film.[22]

On November 23, 2021, Peyton Reed announced that the film had wrapped production.[23]

On April 29, 2022, it was announced that the film had swapped release dates with The Marvels and would be released on February 17, 2023 instead of July 28, 2023.[24]

On July 8, 2022, it was reported that Christophe Beck would be composing the score for the film.[25]

On October 27, 2022, Variety reported that William Jackson Harper had joined the cast of the film in an undisclosed role.[26]

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Song title Artist Location(s)
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Elton John
  • Official Trailer.
Welcome Back (Welcome Back, Kotter theme) John Sebastian
Il Capo Austin Filingo & John W Padgett

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