While Phase Four of the MCU has been a bit confusing in terms of its direction, one of the things we do know is the fact that things are going to become more interesting in the upcoming third Ant-Man movie, which is Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania. Of course, we aren’t privy to what will happen in that movie, especially because Marvel Studios tends to be secretive when it comes to movie plots. However, there have been a few leaks about what could happen in Quantumania. As such, we are here to look at the possible plotline that Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania will follow.
What Is The Plot Of Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania?
One of the things that a lot of people have noticed about Phase Four of the MCU is that there doesn’t seem to be an exact direction. There were hints regarding the larger cosmic problems that the heroes will soon face at the end of Phase Four, but there are also multiversal issues that need to be resolved. Then there’s also the fact that the Ant-Man movies were the first to introduce the concept of the quantum realm, which is essentially a realm that seems to be able to transcend time and space.
With that said, we do know that Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is going to be one of the most anticipated movies in the MCU slate because of the fact that it is set to introduce a threat that could be at the level of Thanos. Of course, we already met a variant of this person as we were able to meet He Who Remains during the events of the Loki series, where the multiverse became a reality. So, what will the plot of Quantumania be all about?
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is yet to reveal its plot, but there have been leaks pertaining to what the movie could be all about, especially considering that people were already privy to the possibility that Kang the Conqueror, a variant of He Who Remains, could be the villain of the movie and quite possibly the next big bad enemy that the MCU heroes are going to have to deal with.
In the leak of the movie, we learned that Janet van Dyne, the original Wasp who was trapped in the Quantum Realm for decades, was shown in a flashback. She actually met Kang in the Quantum Realm when she was trapped there and was able to sense that he was going to eventually become a bigger threat to the entire universe or even the multiverse.
After that, the movie returns to the present day, where she calls a meeting for the entire Ant family composed of Hank, Scott, Hope, and herself. She tells them that she knows that Kang is looking to get to the center of time, and that was why he invaded the Quantum Realm. We did know in the events of Avengers: Endgame that time works differently in the Quantum Realm, and that was the very same reason why the Avengers were able to travel through time.
With that, the Ant family decides to go into the Quantum Realm, where they realize that Kang had been planning to take over time. However, they ended up getting to the Quantum Kingdom, where they met King Krylar, who ruled the entire realm and had a romantic relationship with Janet during her time there.
Krylar is looking to prevent Kang from taking over the Quantum Realm, and that was why he tried to raise an army. And one of the most surprising things that the leak revealed is the fact that Kang’s second in command is MODOK, who used to be Yellowjacket during the events of the first Ant-Man movie.
However, MODOK ends up betraying Kang when the Ant family tries helping the Quantum Realm. He helps in making Kang powerless and keeps him stuck in the Quantum Realm. But the problem is that MODOK turns on Ant-fam as well and gets them stuck with MODOK in the Quantum Realm while he himself returns to the real world.
Keep in mind that this was simply a test screening, and that means that it might not exactly be what the movie is all about. Still, it does give us a good look into what Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania will be all about and what could happen to the entire MCU with the events of that movie.
What Could Happen After Quantumania?
At this point, it is tough to say what could happen to the MCU due to the events of Quantumania. While we do know that Kang is still a threat, the bigger threat is apparently MODOK, who is going to free himself from the Quantum Realm. We could also presume that MODOK has something bigger up his sleeves and could have the power to control time as we know it.
In that regard, it becomes interesting what could happen to the entire MCU with a threat like MODOK on the loose and with the Ant family stuck in the Quantum Realm. It might open up the opportunity for younger heroes to take over and try to stop MODOK from damaging reality with whatever powers he obtained while he was in the Quantum Realm. And that should give plenty of opportunities for the MCU to build up some of the younger and newer heroes on the roster.
You can check this interesting Reddit discussion for some of the speculations that people have regarding what could happen after the events of the movie.
Then again, while the Ant family may end up getting stuck in the Quantum Realm, we still know for a fact that there are other heroes all over the galaxy. This makes us wonder if they could intervene in the events by defeating MODOK and saving the Ant family. But it is also possible that they would end up getting trapped somewhere like the Quantum Realm as well, depending on what MODOK plans on doing.
Of course, there’s the big question of what Kang’s entire role will be. It would be a shame to build such a massive comic book villain only for Marvel Studios to give the reins to MODOK. Nevertheless, nothing has been confirmed, and that includes the entire plot of Quantumania.