2022 was arguably a little disappointing for Marvel Studios. Sequels to Doctor Strange, Thor and Black Panther were lacklustre at best and while the major studio did better with its TV shows on Disney+, it was considered a subpar year for the superhero giant.
The new trailer for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, released in the early hours of the morning UK time, shows that Marvel still has a few tricks up their sleeves.
Check the trailer out below.
The trick in question is clearly Jonathan Majors. The acclaimed actor is playing Kang the Conqueror and made his first appearance in Loki over on Disney+.
The first trailer only teased his involvement but the new trailer puts Kang right in the middle of the mind-bending action. It remains to be seen if he’ll be as impactful and beloved as Thanos in the Infinity Saga, but Kang has already conjured up a lot of excitement after he was introduced in Loki.
He is posed as the next big villain for the MCU and is seen bargaining with Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang, aka Ant-Man, who lost years of his life to the Blip. Kang is offering Scott more time with his now-teenage daughter Cassie (Kathryn Newton), but obviously wants something in return.
However, the entire gang, which also includes Michael Douglas’ Hank Pym, Michelle Pfeiffer’s Janet Van Dyne and Evangeline Lilly’s The Wasp, all get sucked into the funky, wacky and incredibly dangerous quantum realm.
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The tagline for the film in the trailer reads: “Witness the beginning of a new dynasty.” This is clearly a wink at the upcoming Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, which will likely feature a major showdown between a newly formed Avengers and Kang himself. That film, of which we know very little about at this stage, is scheduled for a 2025 release.
Directed by franchise regular Peyton Reed, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania kicks off Marvel’s so-called Phase 5 of films in cinemas on 17 February.