Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is the third film within the Ant-Man Franchise and its biggest film yet. Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania delves deeper into the Quantum Realm and showcases to audiences what it has to offer and what dangers will it present in the MCU. During the Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania press conference the cast chatted about the legacy of the Ant-Man franchise and bringing the Quantum Realm to life.
When asked about what legacy the Ant-Man would leave with its audience director Peyton Reed responded, “The Ant-Man movies have always been about family. It is a generational story about a family of heroes. I think in Quantumania, one of the things we’ve done is broaden that story and start talking about the secrets the family members keep from each other, the things they don’t tell each other.”
In the film, we get to see how the Lang and Van Dyme families have both evolved and how their characters have matured and found new purposes in life. Paul Rudd spoke on where we find Scott in Quantumania, “I think that he’s kind of grown a lot over nine years or so that we’ve been doing these movies. He was, you know, brought into this group and has no innate super abilities, but then he went up and fought Thanos. So he’s experienced a thing or two, and he’s accepted who he is.
Reflecting on her time as Hope Van Dyme Evangeline Lily stated, “I’ve had this incredible arc to be able to play where she has, in that time, repaired her relationship with her father. She’s reunited with her long-lost mother. She’s fallen madly in love with Scott, and she’s become a stepmom to Cassie. And so her life is just full of relationships, and it’s full of
love and she is really like a blossomed version of the woman that we met, and you see that in the work that she’s
doing in the world.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is one of the first times we truly get a full glimpse into the Quantum Realm and when asked what it took to create this world Kevin Feige state, “It was in the works for three and a
half years, working on this look and taking audiences to a place that they have not been before. We talked about parallels to The Wizard of Oz a lot in terms of taking and meeting a family down there. But the visuals, which, you know, have been in the works for a very long time, were all Peyton and his team.
Peyton said, “So, Will Htay, our production designer, we assembled this insane group of visual artists. And we said just bring some of your, you know, most fantastic ideas to the table and let’s figure out what it can be. Because we want to take these characters that the audience has come to know, and send them on this journey and traverse these very strange lands and just have fun with it. It was a part of the MCU that we were free to create on our own, and it was one of the most exciting things about it.”
While the Quantum Realm is an exciting world to explore in the film, it also brings a new danger to the MCU. When asked about playing the latest MCU villain Kang the Conqueror this is what Jonath Majors had to say, ” Kang is
just different in so far that he lives in a very different world. Who is Kang? I think that is a question that we will all be answering for a very long time. I think the quick answer to that is Kang is a time-traveling supervillain. Who is also a nexus being? Which leads to this idea of variants. There are multiple versions of Kang. They occupy different universes and multi-verses, and they have different intentions. I’m still working on and continue to refine and refine and redefine to something as a throughline between them. And that, to me, is the Kang gene.”
Please be sure to check out Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania which is now playing in theaters.