Ant-Man 3’s biggest storytelling task isn’t about the quantum realm or even Kang the Conqueror, but rather explaining Ant-Man’s recent actions.
While viewers may be most excited to explore the quantum realm or see the full power of Kang the Conqueror, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania must first overcome some hurdles, such as Scott Lang himself. Scott Lang appears in the MCU for the first time since Avengers: Endgame, where he played a key role in setting up the time-robbery that brought back half of the universe’s population. However, the fact that Scott Lang hasn’t physically appeared on-screen doesn’t mean there haven’t been any updates on his whereabouts and activities in the MCU.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: QuantumaniaThe biggest task is explaining the teasing in the MCU that Scott Lang is now a superhero celebrity who has made public statements about the Avengers and lives a very different life after the events of Avengers: Endgame. If Scott is truly a celebrity now, it could bring a lot of changes to his character and relationships with his daughter, Cassie, and his partner, Hope van Dyne. If Scott’s celebrity status has gone to his head and affected his family relationships, it could lead Scott Lang to take MCU-changing actions when he faces Kang the Conqueror.
How Phase 4 Suggests The MCU Ant-Man Has Changed
hawkeye including a scene of Clint Barton and his family attending a play about Steve Rogers, including a scene of the original six Avengers plus Ant-Man fighting in the Battle of New York. At the very least, the inclusion of Ant-Man in the piece shows his growing popularity as a celebrity, but could also be an indication that Scott is taking liberties with the Avengers stories he shares with the public. Ant-Man was often referenced everywhere Mrs. Marveland may appear on podcasts and interviews, altering some of the Avengers stories to include himself. Mrs. Marvel revealed that Scott has shared details about the latest fight with Thanos, and that he could spice up the facts. Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania could feature a very self-centered Ant-Man who has an inflated sense of ego due to his celebrity status and the embellished stories he tells.
How Ant-Man’s Celebrity Status Could Affect His MCU Future
Scott’s newfound celebrity status could have negative consequences for himself and the wider MCU. If Scott spreads false information about the Avengers for his own benefit, it can lead to dissension and distrust among the public. The details of his story may not match other accounts, leaving everyone with their own perception of the Snap and the battle with Thanos. Misinformation spreading to the public has already caused trouble in the MCU when Mysterio turned the public on Spider-Man, leading people to think he was a murderer and a villain. As for Scott himself, his private life will be completely destroyed as a celebrity hero. Any desire for a quiet life with Cassie and Hope would be gone. Additionally, an inflated ego can cause Scott Kang to vastly underestimate the Conqueror as a threat. Scott begins to believe his own stories of his heroism and may think he can handle Kang alone, which could lead to his downfall.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania doesn’t have to explain the quantum realm, the multiverse or even Kang the Conqueror, but it should explain what Scott has been doing since then Avengers: Endgame and how his character has changed in that time. Scott’s celebrity status could certainly influence his story and his relationships with Cassie and Hope in this upcoming movie. Scott Lang might be fighting Kang the Conqueror all alone.
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