Marvel’s “Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania” will hit theaters on February 17, and the studio dropped a new trailer during this week’s ESPN’s “College Football Playoff National Championship.”
The trailer opens with Kang (Jonathan Majors) saying, “You’re an interesting man, Scott Lang. You’re an Avenger…you have a daughter…but you’ve lost a lot of time, like me. We can help each other with that.”
We see several scenes that were shown in the first trailer, then some new ones, including a good look at new villain M.O.D.O.K., and the trailer ends with Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) in dire straits and ready to make the ultimate sacrifice to save those he loves.
Take a look:
Did you get a little shiver when Lang says, “”I don’t have to win… we both just have to lose,” or was it just me?
Also, did you spot that blink-and-you’ll-miss-it look at M.O.D.O.K.’s face that looked surprisingly like Darren Cross (Corey Stoll), who supposedly died in the first Ant-Man movie?
How could that happen? Well, at the end of the movie, Cross became Yellowjacket, but Lang shrunk him down in what was supposed to be a lethal move.
But what if he’s just been down in the Quantum Realm this entire time?
In the comics, M.O.D.O.K. was formed when George Tarleton, a former employee of Advanced Idea Mechanics or A.I.M. (introduced into the MCU during”Iron Man 3″), undergoes a mutation experiment to increase his intelligence that results in him having an oversized head that requires a hoverchair suit for mobility.
If the MCU decides to make Cross become the character of M.O.D.O.K., it would deviate from the comics, but could be a possibility in the Quantum Realm, where time works differently and strange things are possible.
Of course given the events of “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” it’s also entirely possible that this Cross/M.O.D.O.K. could be a variant, as well.
“Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” will officially kick off Phase 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) return to continue their adventures as Ant-Man and the Wasp, post “Avengers: Endgame.”
Together with Hope’s parents Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and Janet Van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer), the family finds themselves exploring the Quantum Realm, interacting with strange new creatures and embarking on an adventure that will push them beyond the limits of what they thought was possible.
Scott’s daughter Cassie (now played by Marvel newcomer Kathryn Newton), looks to be taking on a supersuit of her own in this film. Assisting them all again is FBI Agent Jimmy Woo (Randall Park), last seen in the Disney+ series “WandaVision.”
Jonathan Majors joins the adventure as the big bad Kang. A variant of his was seen in season one of the “Loki” series, and the character will continue on at least through “Avengers: The Kang Dynasty” (which will be directed by Destin Daniel Cretton). tentatively scheduled for a May 2, 2025 release.
Seen in the first trailer, Bill Murray will play Lord Krylar governor of Axia, a bizarre and cushy community within the Quantum Realm. It’s not known how he fits into the story.
In addition to the trailer, Marvel dropped two posters for the film, each evoking a different mood:
Are you looking forward to seeing “Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania” in theaters next month? Let us know in the comments.
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