Marvel has unveiled a new trailer for the upcoming superhero sequel Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania with exactly one month until its premiere. This trailer, which is a minute long and is shorter than most, teases the film’s surreal imagery as well as its emotional centre, which centres on our hero Scott Lang’s relationship with his daughter Cassie. This movie, which also counts as the 31st overall in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is the third in the Ant-Man series.
As Cassie nervously takes in her foreign surroundings in the first few seconds of the new trailer, Scott, played by Paul Rudd, instructs her to “breathe.” The voice of the film’s main adversary Kang the Conqueror, who tries to seduce Scott into a deal, then enters the scene. Janet van Dyne, however, cautions Scott not to put his trust in him.
The trailer makes an attempt to promote the 3D format, which is challenging in conventional 2D. Some photos overflow the black letterboxes to add depth, while others, like the one where Kang kicks the camera lens, seem to have been created solely to heighten the 3D sensation. It also makes sense that, given some of the innovative concepts of the Quantum Realm, writer Jeff Loveness recently referred to the film as “Jodorowsky’s Dune within Marvel.” Marvel films have frequently come under fire for having a boring look, and even Quantumania received criticism for its flat use of green screen once the first teaser was released.
This last one concludes with a hint of Scott’s confrontation with Kang and the fleetingest of peeks of the villain’s unleashed abilities. The identical scene was included in the last trailer as well, but no matter how many times you see it, it never gets old.
Quantumania acts as the starting point for Marvel’s Phase 5, which also contains Thunderbolts, the now-delayed Blade, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, The Marvels, and Captain America: New World Order. This stage will serve as somewhat of a litmus test for the success of the franchise. The MCU, unquestionably the largest film franchise ever, is emerging from a period of upheaval following the underwhelming pandemic releases like Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and Eternals; the weary received 2022 titles Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Thor: Love and Thunder, and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever; and the slew of streaming series that are only igniting discussions about oversaturation.
The year’s first major tentpole, Quantumania, debuted two full months after Avatar: The Way of Water dominated the movie office. The movie, which is helmed by series veteran Peyton Reed, also stars Michael Douglas as Hank Pym, Bill Murray as Roi Krylar, Evangeline Lilly as Hope van Dyne, Michelle Pfeiffer as Janet van Dyne, Jonathan Majors as Kang, and Corey Stoll as MODOK, the villain from the previous movie. On February 17, the movie will be screened in cinemas. The latest trailer is out here; keep checking 9to5Marvel for additional information.