Quantum turned possibly Multiversal

Review on the movie, “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. Is it worth the time?


Karson Krause

Wyatt Lehti, Taylor Relves and Koen Martineau shrinking into the Multiverse from the Conqueror, (Chris Kalu)

“Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania”, released in theaters on Feb. 17, is the third movie of the Ant Man trilogy. Although the average rating of the movie by Rotten Tomatoes averaged 47 percent, the movie is taken very well by the fans. While Many viewers thought the movie went too far into what is gonna happen in the future, This only shows more beginnings for so many more people that are due to enter the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

In the beginning of the movie, a flashback from a mission in 1987 with Hank Pym and Janet Van Dyne, who are scientists that focused on making breakthroughs in size, shows Janet, lost in the Quantum Realm, a realm that is perceived outside of time and space, from going subatomic. Janet is adept at surviving in this realm until she discovers someone else has been stranded as well in the Quantum realm. Janet offers to help but right before she successfully builds the power, she destroys it after she finds out who she has been helping and what he has done with the power in the past. This story sets the plot back to Phase two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, proving these actions were carefully paralleled and planned to foreshadow upcoming events when the audience would not expect it.

When the movie was released to the public, it grossed under $170 million dollars in the United States and Canada. Production Budget of this Movie was set at $200 million dollars. Although the directors made $100 million in the first week, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, is considered a major flop according to the money made, because an average Marvel Movie makes just over $170 million dollars on the first opening week. Many fans feel that the movie could have been made differently, like explaining more into Where and when Kang came from, or why Ant-Man fought for all he did. Fortunately, the visuals were able to impress the audience.

The director of the movie, Peyton Reed, has given many transparent answers to questions revolving around Kang and his deal with the entirety of Phase 5 of the MCU. In the last couple of shows and movies produced by Marvel have featured Kang under many names he has been given (The Conqueror, The one who remains, Nathaniel Richards). Many want to know what will happen next in his legacy and Reed responded with, “We’ll find out. But to me, it was all about Kang the Conqueror, and coming up against these heroes and sort of, you know, them preventing him from getting out of the quantum realm.” More films are said to feature Kang the Conqueror  in different versions of himself throughout the multiverse, exploring the various, yet similar Conquerors.

Many fans speculated that during the debut of “Ant-Man and the Wasp”, they saw a small city in the Quantum realm while Hank was able to save Janet. This movie proved said theory by exploring more into the quantum realm and its bigger civilizations. Peyton Reed directed all three movies for the Ant-Man trilogy and planted many Easter eggs that fans never failed to find. Some were never mentioned in Quantumania such as who the employer of Sonny Burch was, simply because there was not enough runtime for it to be announced and found it unnecessary. But not everything has to be announced in one movie.