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“It’s basically the same plot as Infinity War”: Ant-Man 3 Trailer Setting Up Connection With Kang’s Own ‘Infinity Stones’ Receives Backlash For Being Same as Thanos

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Ant-Man 3 popularly titled Quantumania will kick off Phase 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2023. Recently the movie trailer was dropped for the fans and undoubtedly Marvel is successful in creating a buzz once again among the fans. As the trailer featured a beautiful view of the Quantum Realm and the main antagonist Kang, the fans are intrigued to spot a shocking reference to past two MCU projects. 

Official poster of Ant-Man 3 reveal at SDCC
Official poster of Ant-Man 3

The trailer of Ant-Man 3 features circular structures in Kang’s kingdom which highly resemble the 10 Rings we were shown in Shang-Chi and even the bangle of Ms. Marvel. Amidst multiple fan theories, it is predicted that the rings of Shang-Chi and the bangle of Kamala Khan can serve as the Infinity Stones-Esque artifact for Kang to collect. But unfortunately, the fans don’t look happy with this theory. 

Ant-Man 3 hints at Infinity War 2.0 in the MCU

Jonathan Majors as Kang the Conqueror in Quantumania
Jonathan Majors as Kang the Conqueror in Quantumania

As already announced, Ant-Man 3 is going to introduce Jonathan Majors’ Kang in the cinematic world of MCU. Although Majors was also spotted earlier as ‘He Who Remains’ in the Loki series, that was a mere variant of the upcoming big baddie of the MCU and was nothing in comparison to what we are going to watch in Quantumania and Avengers: Kang Dynasty. 

The Paul Rudd movie is set to be a very important project in the Multiverse Saga of the MCU. The movie is mainly going to be set in the Quantum Realm and is also expected to show a wide array of new characters besides Kang.

Also Read: Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania Theory: Warrior Kang is Trapped in Quantum Realm and Needs Pym Particles to Escape

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The Ring-shaped structures as shown in the Ant-Man 3 trailer

After the release of the trailer, it seemed more evident to the fans as we got major hints about Shang-Chi and Ms. Marvel.  The fans quickly pointed out how the circular structures in Kang’s kingdom look exactly like the 10 rings shown in the 2021 movie. And as per the post-credit scene of Shang-Chi, the rings were acting as a beacon and were sending messages to a different dimension. 

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Shang-Chi’s rings and Ms. Marvel’s bangle

So the theory states that this other dimension is possibly the Quantum Realm and these rings are showing Kang the location of Earth-616. On the other hand, Ms. Marvel’s Bangle which came from the Noor Dimension can also find a connection here. So the time-traveling tyrant is rumored to be on a terrifying journey to find these artifacts in this Multiverse Saga very similar to the motive of Thanos in Infinity Saga. 

Also Read: “Henry Cavill’s comeback trailer>>Ant-Man 3 trailer”: DC Checkmates Marvel by Releasing Cavill’s Official DCEU Return Video Right During Quantumania Trailer

Fans criticize the repetitiveness of The Multiverse Saga 

The new theory related to Kang going full Thanos mode is viral since the release of the Ant-Man 3 trailer and it can’t be denied that the fandom is entirely divided over this. On one side, some of the fans don’t think it to be a very big issue to use this to set up Kang Dynasty. These fans even claim that the journey is going to be completely different. But another section is openly criticizing the repetitive nature of the MCU. 

According to these fans, Marvel Studios is just trying to grab cash by repeating the Infinity War storyline with some time travel twist. Even though the studio and the makers of the movie didn’t reveal anything about this connection, the director of Shang-Chi, Destin Daniel Cretton confirmed to head Kang Dynasty points to something like that. 

Paul Rudd in Ant-Man 3
Ant-Man 3 sets up the first contact of the Avengers with Kang

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Moreover, this is also largely possible as the Simu Liu character already pointed out in the 2021 movie that the Rings can open the gate to a Dark Realm. So the chances are high that the two major items shown in Phase 4 are going to be connected to an even bigger cause than expected. But it will be exciting to watch if they are really the ‘Multiversal Infinity Stones’ or if the rumors of an Infinity Saga 2.0 is simply logicless. 

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is set to release on February 21, 2023, while Avengers: Kang Dynasty is set to release on May 2, 2025.

Shang-Chi and The Ten Rings and Ms. Marvel can be streamed on Disney+.

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Written by Subham Mandal

Subham Mandal is currently working as a writer for FandomWire with an ardent interest in the world of pop culture. Subham has written more than 400 articles on different spheres of modern pop culture and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in English based in Kolkata. He’s also an experienced student journalist having demonstrated work experience with the Times of India. He aspires to be a column writer in the future.