Doctor Strange 2 promised the public an important glimpse into the multiverse, but it didn’t happen. However, Ant-Man 3 promises to solve this problem.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumanias teaser trailer offered a deeper look into the multiverse and promised to fix an issue left behind by Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Stephen Strange’s second solo MCU film was criticized for not making the most of its multiverse premise. After Doctor Strange 2When the official trailer was released, it looked like the movie would visit some realms in the multiverse. Although it briefly showed them in multiple worlds, Earth-838 was the only new world actually explored in the film. Although the multiverse is widely considered “a realm of infinite possibilities”, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness failed to deliver on that promise.
Led by Scott Lang, Ant Man 3′The Elton John-infused trailer helps deliver on the multiverse promise by introducing a whole host of new wacky worlds. Viewers get the impression that the main characters will travel through multiple realms. Initially the first two ant man movies only gave audiences a tease of what life in the Quantum Realm was like, but this time the microscopic world feels much bigger. The third film’s subtitle “Quantumania” suggests that Ant-Man can continue his knowledge of quantum physics and discover new, ridiculous possibilities of his iconic superhero suit. It also looks like Scott and his family will be visiting new universes, big or small, which in turn will help continue the expansion of the ever-expanding multiverse.
How many worlds are in the Ant-Man 3 trailer?
The teaser for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania introduced four or five different worlds as part of the larger exploration of the quantum realm. Upon their arrival, Ant-Man and his daughter, Cassie Lang, stand side by side in a world made up of a fragmented landscape dotted with floating chunks of rock. Multiple beams of bright orange energy shoot down from dark, purplish clouds that surround them. Later in the trailer, Janet van Dyne and her husband Hank Pym stride through a jungle-like realm made up of various species of fungi and thick, colorful plants everywhere. On a possible third world, a hooded figure is seen kneeling next to large spiraling clouds, facing a light that shoots across the sky, similar to fireworks.
Part of what appears to be a fourth world, Kang the Conqueror appears in the trailer, powering a strange machine in a massive city he built in the microversa, a city that is almost certainly his Chronopolis from the comics. Every building in the city is designed with a ring-like structure, which some have speculated can be traced back in some way to the ten rings of Mandarin introduced in Shang-Chi. There will probably be even more to the Quantum Realm than what the audience saw in the teaser, as Marvel often keeps things back from its trailers so as not to spoil it.
Ant-Man 3 poses a challenge for Avengers 5 & 6
The third ant man movie is set to explore more of the Quantum Realm and other worlds while Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars will expand to what the public saw in Doctor Strange 2. A challenge Ant Man 3 creates for the upcoming movies sets these worlds apart and makes the stories within the MCU — those on Earth and in the multiverse — eventually make sense. It’ll be interesting to see if Ant-Man’s Quantum Realm and the multiverse are still treated as two separate entities in the MCU or if they’re framed as part of a whole. Hopefully the story will be streamlined and Marvel’s plan to expand its stories to other universes won’t become a complicated mess. if Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania does it right, it can deliver on the promise started by Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
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