Marvel Studios continues to be the gift that keeps on giving during the events of the San Diego Comic Con 2022. That’s because, on top of the fact that there were major announcements regarding the future productions in Marvel Studios’ slate, there were also sneak previews that only fans present during the event were able to see and hear. Of course, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania was one of the movies that had an SDCC-only trailer debut.
While only the fans that were present during SDCC 2022 were able to see the trailer for Quantumania, the good news here is that we know what happened in the trailer. As such, we are here to break down what was shown in the trailer of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania so that you would have a quick idea of what you could expect in the upcoming first movie of Phase Five.
Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania Trailer Breakdown
During the events of the San Diego Comic Con 2022, Marvel Studios was kind enough to show fans a glimpse of what is to come in the future of the MCU. This included a lot of different films and series that are going to form part of Phases Five and Six of the MCU, which has two Avengers movies in store for us. One such movie will revolve around Kang the Conqueror, who is set to get his official introduction in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, which is the first movie of Phase Five.
In that regard, one of the things that fans were able to see in the SDCC 2022 was an exclusive trailer of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, which is set to get released early in 2023 as the movie that will launch Phase Five. And there were a lot of things to like about the trailer, which hasn’t been officially released but can only be heard in different social media posts due to legal issues.
But the good news here is that we are going to break down the trailer. This will allow you to learn more about what is in store for you when Quantumania finally hits theaters in the early part of 2023.
In the trailer, we see Scott Lang showing off how pleased he was about being the one who actually jumpstarted the entire Avengers’ plan of saving the world in Endgame. He can be seen boasting about it while introducing his autobiography entitled “Look Out for the Little Guy.” But then again, we do see that Scott’s life isn’t as perfect as we might think it is due to the fact that he got a call about his daughter, Cassie Lang, getting arrested.
Meanwhile, the Pym family, which was reunited during the first Ant-man and the Wasp movie, can be seen having a family dinner while Scott is trying to deal with the fact that he is a struggling parent when it comes to his daughter. Then Hank and Janet make fun of Scott about his book, and Hope chimes in on what she thinks about Ant-Man’s autobiography.
However, in the background of the trailer, we can hear Jonathan Majors’ Kang the Conqueror saying, “You’re an interesting man, Scott Lang. You’ve lost a lot of time, but time, it isn’t what you think. It’s not a straight line.”
While we never saw Kang in the early part of the trailer, we know for a fact that the voice was his because we already heard it from a variant of the character in the form of He Who Remains, who was seen in the Loki series and whose death was what allowed the timeline to split and cause the birth of several universes in the vast multiverse.
As the trailer proceeds, we get to see Scott’s time in the Quantum Realm, even though he only spent five minutes there. We also got to see the difference in his life before the snap and after he came back from the Quantum Realm during the events of Endgame.
Back in Hank Pym’s lab, there was an experiment that went wrong as the Pym family was forced into the Quantum Realm, with Scott trying his best to make sure that Cassie isn’t pulled with the rest of the family. Still, the entire Ant Family gets yanked into the Quantum Realm, a place we know Janet spent a good part of her life in.
That was when we met Bill Murray’s character, who may be the ruler of the Quantum Realm, as he could be heard saying, “Janet Van Dyne, I thought you were dead.” If rumors are correct, Bill Murray’s character used to be Janet’s lover when she was still in the Quantum Realm.
Then we got to see Janet fighting off monsters in the Quantum Realm while Scott is also fighting to make sure that Cassie is safe. Through all of those scenes, Kang’s voice could once again be heard, saying, “When you can see time the way I do, you can see everything. Everything you’re holding onto, everything you call life, I know how it ends.”
That was when Kang the Conqueror was finally revealed, as Scott boastfully tells him that he is making a big mistake because he is an Avenger. But Kang struck fear into the heart of Ant-Man by saying, “You’re an Avenger? Have I killed you before?”
From what we know about Kang, he is a being that comes from the future and quite possibly the 30th century. But he had to return to the past so that he could conquer time itself, as that was the very reason why He Who Remains only wanted one timeline to exist so that he could prevent the birth of the universe in which Kang the Conqueror exists.
As such, Kang killing the Avengers before (or in the future in his own timeline) is something that truly probably happened in the universe and timeline he came from. Whatever the case may be, what we know is that Quantumania will be Kang’s official debut as the next big threat that the Avengers need to defeat in the future movie entitled Avengers: The Kang Dynasty.
Cassie Lang Follows In Her Father’s Footsteps
While a good part of the focus of the trailer is on the introduction of Kang and the entire mess that the Ant Family got into when they were sucked into the Quantum Realm, it is worth noting that there is also a focus on Scott’s relationship with Cassie.
We saw in the trailer that Scott was kind of sad about the fact that he missed five years of his daughter’s life, and that led to her ending up just like him because she didn’t have a father that could tell her to avoid the mistakes that he committed during his time. That’s why Cassie found herself in trouble with the law, as that was what the trailer showed.
In that regard, a good part of the movie will try to explore the relationship that Scott has with his daughter, who might end up carrying the Ant-Man name in the future, depending on what happens to her father. And that was one of the things that we could get out of the trailer.
MODOK Gets Introduced
Another thing that fans were wondering about when they saw the trailer was MODOK being missing. In fact, MODOK was actually in the trailer but could only be seen in a scene that could easily be missed if you suddenly blinked. We know that MODOK is a popular Marvel bad guy because of the fact that he is basically a big head with small limbs. And he was actually in the trailer, although Marvel Studios made sure that he was easy to miss because he could be one of the big surprises of the movie.
There were rumors that Corey Stoll, who played Darren Cross/Yellowjacket in the first Ant-Man movie, could be returning to play an entirely different role as MODOK. We never saw him dying, as there is a good possibility that he got simply lost in the Quantum Realm and teamed up with Kang the Conqueror.
The same rumors also suggest that he could betray both Kang and the Ant Family in the movie by trapping them in the Quantum Realm. We don’t know for certain who MODOK is in the MCU or what he could be doing in the upcoming Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania movie. But we know that we are going to expect his debut in the film.