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‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ Trailer Breakdown

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Paul Rudd during arrivals at the 91st Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, California. (Jay L. Clendenin/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

The official trailer for the new “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” gives viewers first look at the new big bad for the MCU.

The trailer starts off with the beloved Paul Rudd reprising his role as one of his fan favorite characters, Scott Lang a.k.a. Ant-Man, as he reflects on how drastically his life has changed since the events of the first Ant-Man movie while Elton John’s “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” plays in the background.

The trailer then shows Lang with his daughter, Cassie, and the rest of the Ant-Man crew as Cassie reveals a device that allows for communication into the Quantum Realm, a secret universe beneath the MCU’s main universe. Janet Van Dyne is against the idea of communicating to the Quantum Realm and calls for the machine to be turned off, but before they can turn the communicator off the machine pulls the group into the Quantum Realm, which is chaotic and alien-like.

Van Dyne, who was imprisoned in the Quantum realm for many years, hints at her possible connections to something dastardly happening in the Quantum Realm by telling her daughter, Hope, that, “There’s something I never told you.”

The tune of “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” continues to play as the characters traverse through the chaotic world of the Quantum Realm. In a montage showing off the different areas of the Realm, we get our first look at Bill Murray’s character, Krylar. We also see a futuristic city within the Realm with a large army forming. This is where we get the big reveal of Jonathan Majors’ character, Kang the Conqueror.

Majors played He Who Remains in the Loki series in 2021. He Who Remains’ purpose was to keep the sacred timeline in check, but after his demise his variant Kang the Conqueror is free to continue growing his empire. Kang is going to be the MCU’s next Thanos, the big bad that phase four is going to build up to. There is already confirmation that the next Avengers movie is going to be called “Avengers: The Kang Dynasty,” and “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” is going to be the first taste at what is to come with Majors’ character.

Kang assures Lang that he can get him home and give him more time, but he must first help him. This event is probably what is gonna get Kang out of the Quantum realm and set up the next Avengers movie with Kang as the main villain. The trailer cuts off before we can see Lang’s response to Kang.

“Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” comes out in theaters Feb. 17, 2023.