Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania has released its second official trailer, giving MCU fans a better look at one of the film’s villains, Kang the Conqueror. He’s not the only character the trailer focuses on, however, as there’s heavy emphasis on the Lang family and Pym-van Dyne, among other exciting details. So, without further ado, they are Six details you may have missed in the new Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania trailer.
MODOK’s face in the background
While the trailer shows a brief but detailed view of MODOK’s armored form in the film, it also offers a glimpse of what he’ll look like when he’s not in full gear. Of course he looks delightfully ridiculous as this is a guy who is about 90% just a floating head sitting in a chair.
A look at MODOK’s face also seemingly confirms the excitement that this won’t be a direct adaptation of the character – although this version has been rumored to be Corey Stoll’s Darren Cross, the main villain of the first Ant-Man film, for some time.
For those who don’t remember, when Ant-Man defeated Yellowjacket, the villain’s body contorted in a very unnatural way before being sucked into the Quantum Realm. Possibly the contortions seen there will serve as an explanation as to why MODOK has his big head in the MCU, and since he now works for the man formerly known as Nathaniel Richards, the chair he’s sitting on may have been a gift from the conqueror.
Cassie Lang was in prison
A brief moment shown in the Ant-Man and the Wasp sequel trailer is Cassie being released from a prison cell by Scott. While this is a development that has taken place off-screen so far, given her father’s story, it’s reasonable to assume that the possible Young Avengers member is in prison for doing something against a big corporation.
Scott began the very first Ant-Man film by getting out of prison after spending time stealing money from his previous employer after discovering they had embezzled their clients, to whom he gave the lost money returned. So it’s incredibly likely that Cassie is in prison for a similar crime and is after her father a little more than the previous two Ant-Man films have shown.
Janet van Dyne knows who Kang is
The new trailer for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania sees Janet van Dyne pleading with Scott not to trust the duplicitous Mr. Richards and his business while explaining how dangerous the Conqueror is to both time and space.
Unfortunately, the trailer does not detail exactly how the first Wasp knows Kang. However, rumors have been circulating that there will be flashbacks in the film, showing a decent amount of Janet’s many years in the Quantum Realm and how she came into contact with her family in Ant-Man and the Wasp. If proven true, these rumors could explain how Janet and Richards met, and maybe even tie it into the cliffhanger ending of Loki season one, in which Sylvie Kang’s variant kills He Who Remains.
Division between family lines
One big thing both Ant-Man 3 trailers imply is that the film’s five main heroes will spend a decent portion of the film apart, with Scott and Cassie united while Hope, Hank, and Janet act as separate entities. This would mean that the groupings in the film are divided along family lines, with the Langs spending time with Kang while the Pym-van Dynes explore and no doubt retrace Janet’s steps in the Quantum Realm.
Offering these groupings is an exciting yet fitting choice as it really emphasizes the family theme. The Langs appear to want to reclaim the five years they lost to Thanos, while the Pym-van Dynes are likely trying to find and stop Scott before he ends his deal with the devil who is Kang the Conqueror.
An anthill made up of other Scott Langs
It looks like part of the deal Kang makes with Scott requires Ant-Man to go on another heist to steal something from a currently unknown location in the Quantum Realm. Given the Conqueror’s clear desire to retrieve this item, there’s a good chance it will be the final piece in the puzzle to free his army from the Quantum Realm. The first two Ant-Man movies had an obvious heist movie influence, so having Nathaniel send Scott on a new caper is a fantastic way to tie all the movies in the trilogy together.
As part of the heist in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, Scott is able to use alternate versions of himself to form a giant anthill to retrieve the item Kang covets. Whether these are duplicates of the Master Thief or a number of variants of him is currently unknown. Nonetheless, it’s a striking image that fits beautifully with the main protagonist’s ‘made-up name’, as Peter Parker would say.
Kang’s tech looks similar to elements from previous MCU entries
Given that Kang is the main villain of the Multiverse saga, it’s entirely reasonable to think that he’s linked to a large number of MCU entries. The final saga’s overarching antagonist, Thanos, has been associated with many of the Phase One through Three entries through the Infinity Stones. This new trailer certainly doesn’t do away with those rumours; in fact, which drives them even further, given Richards’ technology and the technology surrounding the item he seeks.
While it should come as no surprise that some of the Conqueror’s gadgets convey vibes similar to those of He Who Remains – notably the TemPad shown in the Loki season 1 finale – there are other previously exhibited items that are strikingly reminiscent of them . The ones that immediately come to mind are the Ten Rings, Ms. Marvel’s Bracelets, and the World Forge of the Eternals and Celestials. While it might just be a coincidence, it would make a lot of sense if Kang’s technology was influenced by various items throughout the MCU given that he’s a time traveler and all.
Perhaps many of his technical abilities are inspired by the Ten Rings and the Celestials, while his time travel abilities result from Ms. Marvel’s bracelets, as she displayed this ability. It might just be a rumor, but this trailer certainly adds more fuel to the fire thanks to the similarities mentioned above.
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