Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania: trailer, plot, cast, release date

Marvel’s Littlest Hero returns to the big screen. Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is the next movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and hits theaters in February.

Quantumania is the third solo release from Paul Rudd’s size-altering hero Scott Lang, following 2015’s ‘Ant-Man’ and 2018’s ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’. It’s the 31st MCU film overall, but more importantly, it’s the first part of Phase 5 of the MCU – meaning this new flick introduces some big new villains and paves the way for some big changes in the Marvel film series paves.

The latest trailer reveals a high-stakes battle between Scott and the MCU’s new main antagonist. Here’s everything you need to know about Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, including the release date, cast, plot, and trailer.

When is Ant Man coming out?

Ant-Man 3 hits theaters on Friday February 17th.

Quantumania will be the first major blockbuster to hit theaters after the smash hit Avatar: The Way of Water, which premiered in December and is still going strong at box offices around the world.

Who is in the Ant-Man 3 cast?

Returning director Peyton Reed re-enlists Paul Rudd as Scott Lang and Evangeline Lilly as Hope van Dyne, whose parents are played by Michelle Pfeiffer and Michael Douglas.

David Dastmalchian also returns, although he may play a different character than in the first two Ant films. Lang’s daughter Cassie is played by Kathryn Newton, star of Big Little Lies, Freaky, Pok√©mon Detective Pikachu and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

Scott, Cassie and Hope face a threat from the quantum realm in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.

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Jonathan Majors follows his appearance in the final installment of the Disney Plus Marvel series Loki, where he plays the villainous Kang.

Other leading actors include William Jackson Harper, Katy O’Brian and Bill Murray. Yes, this Bill Murray.

What is the plot?

After rescuing Janet van Dyne from the Quantum Realm in the previous Ant-Man and the Wasp film, the Ant gang venture back into the tiny universe. This time, Cassie joins the party as Scott tries to reclaim the time he lost with his troubled teenage daughter. According to the trailer, he makes a deal with the evil Kang – which, of course, goes horribly wrong.

Who is the villain?

Jonathan Majors may have already acted as Kang, but this is a different version of the character. The Kang we met in Loki was a being called the He-Who-Remains that prevented the universe from splitting into infinite parallel timelines, also known as the Multiverse. Loki’s interference saw the return of those parallel universes, and we saw the aftermath in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

The new film also features a first MCU appearance for MODOK, a comic book character known as Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing. A cyborg brain of sorts, he has previously appeared in the comedy animated series Hulu, voiced by Patton Oswalt, and in the 2020 game Avengers. In Quantumania, MODOK is played by Corey Stoll, who previously played the villain Yellowjacket in the first Ant-Man film.

It’s not clear how MODOK or Kang ended up in the quantum realm, but it looks like this is just the beginning for the MCU’s new big bad. The character who would become Kang first appeared in the 1963 Marvel comic book Fantastic Four #19, created by writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby. Originally a far future criminal who traveled back in time and conquered ancient Egypt, he later appeared in other comics naming him Kang the Conqueror. His uncontrolled time travel has spawned many different versions of the character, and we’ll definitely be seeing more of him in the post-Multiverse Phase 5 MCU films as well.

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania Trailer

Here’s the first trailer, released in October, starting with a more familiar comedic Ant-Man tone.

The second trailer, released in January, was a darker affair that emphasized drama and adventure.

When is it coming to Disney Plus?

Way too early to tell. Quantumania will eventually stream on Disney Plus, although the home release date is set for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (on Blu-ray, DVD and streaming on February 1st). Disney is making us wait longer to watch new Marvel movies at home compared to earlier in the pandemic era.

What’s next for the MCU?

We know that Kang will be a key antagonist – like Thanos before him – as Phase 5 builds into a movie called Avengers: The Kang Dynasty in 2025.

Here is the complete list of the rest of phase 5from Quantumania to the next few years of theatrical films and streaming series.

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