On the heels of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumaniapremiere, reactions on social media have emerged, with critics praising the Peyton Reed trequel for its storytelling, with a special mention for Jonathan Majors’ performance as Kang the Conqueror. Marvel Studios kicks off Phase 5 with the third installment of Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man sub-franchise, but unlike its predecessors, the trilogy capper is significantly larger in scope and stakes. Called as peak MCU by Kevin Feige himself, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is expected to play an important role in the MCU’s Multiverse Saga.
Ahead of its global release, social media is reacting to Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania has come out giving the public an idea of what to expect from the film. Based on the reactions, it seems the film is a fitting introduction to Phase 5, with a special mention for Majors’ portrayal of Kang. Read the tweets below:
Majors’ Kang is obviously the standout of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania and that’s good news considering he’s tipped to be a big part of the Multiverse Saga since its big bad. If Marvel Studios is able to present him as this looming threat in a normally light-hearted franchise Ant manthen his eventual face-off with the Avengers will certainly be interesting.
What Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania Means for The Multiverse Saga
Amidst praise for the film and Majors, another interesting comment mentions how the film delves into the concept of variants and the multiverse. Both ideas were first explored in Loki season 1, and considering Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumanias exploration of the Quantum Realm, it makes sense that the film tackles these elements as well. That said, it’s curious if the comment is intended to suggest that Marvel Studios once again fell into the trap of being fixated on setting up the future of the Multiverse Saga, resulting in a tightly packed film like what happened with Iron Man 2 and even Avengers: Age of Ultron.
For what it’s worth, given how much more complicated the Multiverse Saga is compared to the Infinity Saga, Marvel Studios needs more time to lay the groundwork for its culmination. Not all upcoming projects deal heavily with the concept of the multiverse, so it’s understandable that they’d be inclined to tackle it heavily in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. Hopefully that doesn’t overshadow the relationships within Team Ant-Man, though, especially since this is likely the last solo film for the group.
Overall, it sounds like Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is a great start to the MCU’s Phase 5. Despite some criticism, it looks to be a solid addition to the franchise. However it ends, it will pave the way for what’s next in the Multiverse Saga, not only for Kang the Conqueror, but also for Team Ant-Man.
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