The new trailer of Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania dropped today giving us a glimpse of some Quantum adventure. The movie is led by Scott Lang (Paul Rudd), Casandra Lang(Katherine Newton), and Hope Van Dyne(Evangeline Lilly). The trailer hints at the impending death of Scott Lang aka Ant-Man. There also are many easter eggs and hidden plots in the trailer, we will explore these here. The trailer also gave us a glimpse of where the MCU is headed and the new Avengers timeline.
Quantumania will be Kang’s world, and Scott Lang might not survive it
The trailer begins with Kang’s Voice Over meaning he has more control in the film than the characters we see on screen, they are merely reacting to Kang’s actions. From the beginning, Kang is in power and continues through the trailer.
In the trailer, text pops on the screen saying “Witness the Beginning of a new Dynasty” They are definitely talking about Kang’s Dynasty. Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania will be the first movie that will set up Kang as a character and is the beginning of his empire leading up to the Avengers: Secret War.
Since Kang will most likely not lose this fight, there is a huge possibility that Scott Lang might not come out of this alive. Kang is a scary, dangerous and powerful character who will continue to appear in more Avengers movies, is not a one-time Villain that Scott will defeat, and live happily after. Toward the end of the trailer we see that Kang breaks his deal with Scott and tried to kill him yelling “I will not let you win!“, Scott says “We both just need to lose“.
All these small and large details hint that this might be the last movie for Ant-Man, he could die in this one paving way for a major MCU villain. It will also make way for Casandra to take on her role as Stinger, as in the trailer she has a new purple suit, and in the comic books, the same purple suit was Stinger’s.
It is all connected…Shang Chi, Multiverse of Madness
In Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania trailer we saw a lot of symbols and signs that are recurring not just in the trailer but in recent Marvel movies like Shang Chi and Doctor Strange’s Multiverse of Madness. The second we are introduced to the Quantum Realm where Kang resides two things stand out, one is the color blue and the other is the Rings that surround his city. The rings begin to appear in the trailer a lot more as the story progresses, let’s talk about the blue first.
When Casandra sends a signal to the Quantum Realm, the orb turns blue before it sucks all of them in. This blue could be Kang bringing the whole squad into his world so they can help him. When we see Kang’s city it is surrounded by military ships which are all fueled by something mysteriously blue. Kang himself has blue eyes which add to the horror and mystique. BLUE is his color.
Coming to the Rings, when we see Kang become who he is, Rings surround him, even as he resurrects the hi-tech city Rings are everywhere. The structure of these rings is the same as the Ten Rings in Shang Chi. When Hope opens a mythical gate it has loops around it, similar loops and rings were seen in Doctor Strange MOD and Shang Chi. Even the young Ms. Marvel had those similar rings, it is a possibility that the time-loop, time-travel, and inter-dimension action has all been Kang’s doing. The possibilities are endless.
Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania will release in the theatres on 17th February 2023.