Two months into 2023, and Marvel Season has returned, of us! Coming as much as the stage as the primary salvo of MCU content for the 12 months is a shock entry: Ant-Man & the Wasp: Quantumania. Initially set for 2022 earlier than being kicked to summer season 2023 after which swapping locations with The Marvels’ February 2023 launch date (which itself was just lately pushed to November), Quantumania turns the microscope again over to Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) as they and their household get shrunk down into the Quantum Realm.
In earlier phases, the Ant-Man flicks have been comfortably mid-phase fare as a result of their relative distance from the bigger MCU goings on (at the least till Scott and firm get pulled into the Avengers’ orbit). However Quantumania noticeably bucks that pattern; not solely is it the primary movie of the Section 5 slate, its advertising has additionally been emphasizing the looks of Kang, Jonathan Majors’ time touring baddie who’s set to be the massive menace of the Multiverse Saga. And amidst combined critiques and reactions throughout the board, that is the massive friction level surrounding Quantumania. Was an Ant-Man sequel sacrificed to put the groundwork for some interdimensional adventures to return, or is that this a real and pure evolution for 2 of the MCU’s tiny titans?
Properly, that’s what this weekend’s Open Channel is for. Inform us your spoiler-heavy ideas on what labored and what didn’t in Ant-Man & the Wasp: Quantumania. What do you suppose this says in regards to the Section 5 slate going ahead? And extra importantly…was it price it to convey MODOK into this movie? Inform us down within the feedback beneath.
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