Does it feel like it’s been a while since we’ve caught up with one of our favourite Marvel families to anyone else, or just us? Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is the edge of your seat return of Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) who find themselves pulled into the Quantum Realm as they race to save their family.
What is the Quantum Realm? Well according to what could technically be the 3rd film in the Ant-Man series, it’s a place outside of space and time that was never even thought as possible by scientist Hank Pym (Michael Douglas). All we knew of it up to this point is that Hanks wife Janet Van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer) had been trapped there, seemingly along, for over 30 years.
When Scott’s daughter Cassie Lang (Kathryn Newton) invents a quantum communicator, she unwittingly alerts someone from Janet’s past she would have preferred to keep a secret and sets the gang on a journey into a strange new world full of incredible creatures, adventure and danger.
Quantumania re-introducing Jonathan Majors as villain Kang the Conqueror after his introduction in the Disney+ series Loki. Kang is going to start appearing in many of the other new Marvel films and we can’t wait to see if all his variants are just as world-ending.
The blink and you’ll miss it cameo by Bill Murray did feel like it wasted a truly amazing actor in a role that didn’t do a whole lot for the story or let him show off his comedy chops. Having said that, Quantumania has some of the best art-direction, design and costumes since Thor: Love and Thunder or any of the Guardians films. Every creature is fascinating to spot (and we’ll have to watch it a few times to see them all), and it’s a rich world we hope we get to explore again some day in a future film.
– The Plus Ones