Marvel Studios‘ Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania finds Scott Lang and Hope Van Dyne continuing to explore life as a couple who also happen to be Superheroes. Life is good: Scott has penned a book, Hope is championing humanitarian causes and their family—Hope’s parents, Janet Van Dyne and Hank Pym, and Scott’s daughter, Cassie is finally part of their day-to-day lives. Cassie, it turns out, her new family’s passion for science and technology specifically with regard to the Quantum Realm. But her curiosity leads to an unexpected, one-way trip for them all to the vast subatomic world, where they encounter strange new creatures, a stricken society and a master of time whose menacing undertaking has only just begun. With Scott and Cassie pulled in one direction and Hope, Janet and Hank in another, they are lost in a world at war with no idea how or if they’ll ever find their way home again.
Kicking off Phase 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the fast-paced, big-screen adventure features all of the heart and humor fans of the MCU expect all while bringing family into focus. But when haven’t the Ant-Man movies been about family?
With Quantumania, director’s Peyton Reeds’ mission was to deepen and complicate the family dynamic while painting on a much larger canvas. The MCU has dipped their toe in the Quantum Realm in the first couple of movies, but this time, the goal was to give the movie an entirely different look and experience. The stakes are high with Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania, especially since it sets the stage for several films to follow.
But did it succeed in both deepening and complicating the family dynamic? Did Kang Conqueror? In our spoiler discussion (video above) we break all of this down as we give our spoiler-filled thoughts on the movie, it’s connection to Loki season and 2, the movie’s ending, those two after credits, and more.