I want to see ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’, which will be released on February 17, but I have forgotten the previous episodes; I haven’t seen much of the fourth stage works and I am afraid of missing information?
Before watching ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’, you need to know these 8 things to help you “come prepared”!
01 Phase 5
With the release of ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’, the MCU will officially open its fifth phase. As we all know, after ‘Avengers: Endgame’ came to an end, Marvel has been in a long period of adjustment and downturn.
The performance of the fourth stage of all the films, are difficult to escape the fate of the audience is not good. After the death or retirement of the first generation of the United League of Nations members, the young superheroes also failed to have enough charisma to continue the general audience’s love and enthusiasm for this IP.
Although most people have the impression that Ant-Man is just a new hero launched after the ‘Iron Man’ trilogy wrapped up and the ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ story has ended.
But he had not only sided with Captain America, participated in the Civil War, followed by its knowledge about Quantumania, but also for the ‘Avengers: Endgame’, the crowd turned the defeat, victory over Thanos provided the most critical help.
Therefore, after repeated schedule adjustments, Marvel decided to pick this important character as the opener of Phase 5.’ Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ not only needs to set the tone of the plot of the next few films, but also bears the burden of rekindling the enthusiasm of the audience.
02 Special effects spectacle
Last July, the issue of special effects in Marvel films became the subject of global criticism due to inappropriate statements made by the director of ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’, ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’, ‘She-Hulk’, and other works where “characters and backgrounds don’t match”, “light pollution ” “plastic texture” and other cases, all make people for ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ visual effects pinch a cold sweat.
In response to external questions and concerns, ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ special effects engineer Will Tye said they have begun to pay attention to the drawbacks of special effects abuse, to some places that can not use special effects, as far as possible with physical restoration, so that the actors realistic touch it.
At the same time, the film uses Hollywood’s most advanced live-action surround effects, building a 6.4-meter-high, 22.9-meter-diameter 270° LED screen on site to simulate the effect of the characters in certain scenes.
This technology has been used in the past in the American drama ‘The Mandalorian’ ‘1899’, but is Marvel’s first attempt to say goodbye to the green screen. How the effect, we look forward to together.
03 Celebrity Effect
Once just a small and insignificant character “Ant-Man” Scott Lang, after the final battle, jumped to become a household name in the United States superhero.
He is seen on talk shows and commercials in ‘Hawkeye,’ ‘Ms. Marvel,’ ‘She-Hulk,’ and the trailer for ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania,’ and even in the stage show about the Battle of New York, where he is included in the role of Even in the stage play about the Battle of New York, the role of “Ant-Man” was added, which did not appear.
Scott’s fame made him arrogant and arrogant, and his endless business activities caused him to lose more opportunities to care for and spend time with his family, which eventually led to subsequent tragedies.
04 Wasp and Stature
Janet, the “first Wasp” rescued in ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’, will return to Quantumania with her daughter Hope, along with Hank and Scott. Her experience in Quantumania is definitely more than just being “trapped”.
Scott’s daughter, Cassie, has grown from a beloved little girl to a teenager who can go on adventures with her family. However, she did not inherit the mantle of her mother and grandmother, but in the five years of Blip, trying to study the information left by her father and grandfather, trying to save her father.
‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’, we can also see her as “Stature” battle suit, is also due to its invention of the signal transmitter, revealing the location of the family, which led to the subsequent adventure.
Cassie casting from ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Emma Fuhrmann (top), changed to Kathryn Newton (bottom), seen ‘Pokémon Detective Pikachu’ or ‘Freaky’ viewers The face should not be unfamiliar to you.
In the two previous films, Quantumania has been synonymous with mystery and unpredictability, with Janet trapped for thirty years and unable to return to reality, and Scott trapped for five hours and released, only to find that five years have passed in reality.
In ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’, we can finally get a glimpse of Quantumania’s real face.
You will be surprised to find that the “city” that flashes by in ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ is actually there.
Not only the appearance of the aborigines Chip strange, where the level of technology is also very advanced. Sitting in which the villain, more will be a Scott family, or even the entire planet, a deadly threat.
06 Parallel universes
The film’s screenwriter Jeff Loveness has confirmed that Quantumania is a separate reality from parallel universes, and that it is in fact the “basement of parallel universes.
The trailer also shows that when Scott was escaping, many Ant-Man of different shapes and sizes appeared around him, which is perhaps the projection of Ant-Man from different worlds in the microcosm of parallel universes.
Both have time vortex, can help humans to achieve time travel, but also with parallel universes have an important connection. No wonder Marvel chose ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ as the opening chapter of the fifth phase of the MCU.
In the fourth to sixth stages of the “parallel universes saga”, it is believed that the setting of ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ will play a key role in the future story of the MCU.
In the trailer, Scott and others in Quantumania encountered the “big-headed robot”, named MODOK, is a classic villain in the comics.
But because of its too funny look, and can not be an effective deterrent to fans of superheroes and comics, but was given many nicknames such as “big head” “hover head” and so on.
However, this is not the first appearance of MODOK in the MCU. As early as in ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’, Nazi Dr. Zola appeared under the name of “MODOK”, digitizing him in the form of a large face on the computer monitor.
In ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’, the shot of Zola standing in front of a magnifying glass similarly suggests that he is the MODOK of the future.
But, perhaps it was not able to find the right time for this villain to shine in the early stage, perhaps Marvel has a new plan to adjust …… finally in the ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ in the appearance of the “full version “MODOK, the actual nothing to do with Zola, but another old acquaintance – ‘Yellowjacket’ Darren Cross.
He is the villain in “Ant-Man1”, after being destroyed by Scott’s core device of the battlesuit, his limbs shrink in an uncoordinated manner, and eventually disappear into a point of light in people’s view.
Afterwards, the audience’s attention is drawn to Scott, who enters Quantumania for the first time, and no one cares whether Darren is missing or dead.
It is inferred that the original Darren should also be reduced to the subatomic level and survived in Quantumania, through a series of technological transformation, to become today’s “MODOK”.
The meeting of enemies is very special. I do not know how much unknown trouble Darren, who is back again, will bring to Scott’s group.
08 Kang the Conqueror
The “Thanos” level villain Kang the Conqueror, who will appear in ‘Avengers: The Kang Dynasty’, will finally make his debut on the big screen.
This time he is not in the form of an egg, but in the ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ main film, as the super villain who took Cassie Lang captive.
Kang the Conqueror’s first appearance in the MCU dates back to the Phase 4 episode ‘Loki’. At the end of the episode, Loki and Sylvie find the real mastermind behind Time Variance Authority – Kang the Conqueror.
During the period of parallel universes, a variant of Kang lived on Earth in the 31st century. He discovered the existence of parallel universes, and at the same time, all the variants of other universes also knew the secret.
Different variants began to share knowledge and complement each other’s strengths, but certain evil variants gradually began to want to break the peace and conquer other universes.
Then, a long war broke out. At the critical moment when all universes are facing the end, Kang discovers Alioth, which is capable of devouring space and time.
With this power, Kang defeats the other variants, designates the only timeline as the “Sacred Timeline”, and establishes the TVA to ensure that the other variants do not come back to life.
However, Sylvie chooses to kill Kang the Conqueror, the sacred timeline disintegrates, parallel universes reappear, and the story of the fourth to sixth stages of the MCU is born.
Yes, the Kang that appears in ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ is not the righteous legacy we see in ‘Loki’.
Similarly, he may not be the ultimate boss that will appear in ‘The Kang Dynasty’, but just one of the countless Kang variants.
This version of Kang look more restored to the comics, with two conspicuous scars on his face. He claims to have defeated The Avengers, but only a little impressed with the highest fighting power of Thor.
He is a “trapped man” who kidnapped Cassie in order to threaten Scott to help him escape from Quantumania.
According to foreign critics’ advance reviews, it can be seen that ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ portrays the most wonderful character, which is Kang the Conqueror.
He is powerful and unpredictable, complex and terrible, charming and full of oppression, the wind completely over the protagonist Ant-Man and the new hero Stature;
These comments suggest, in a way, that Marvel is putting more effort into laying out and portraying Kang as the ultimate villain in anticipation of the sixth phase of the reunion battle.