Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania may be building hype for Kang’s MCU debut, but the film can’t forget two of Marvel’s oldest Avengers.


Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania will change the course of the Marvel Cinematic Universe forever, to a greater extent than either of its two predecessors. While Ant man the sequel is most exciting to start the beginning of phase 5 and introduce Kang the Conqueror in the MCU ahead of Avengers: Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars, the film must be careful not to shortchange its pre-existing characters in the process. In fact, this may be the MCU’s last chance to pay tribute to two of them Quantum mania‘s main characters who happen to be vital to the fabric of the Marvel Universe.

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While Quantum mania trailers have revealed little about the plot so far, it seems that the film will see Scott Lang trapped in the Quantum Realm with his family and friends, including his daughter Cassie and his girlfriend Hope, as well as Hope’s parents, Hank Pym and Janet van Comforter. There, they will run across a litany of enemies, including Kang the Conqueror and Darren Cross, now in his MODOK form, as they attempt to escape back to their dimension. Each of these characters’ lives seem to be in danger during the events of Quantum maniawith any of them potentially meeting their untimely demise therein.

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Hank Pym and Janet Van Dyne will dress up as Ant-Man and Wasp one last time

Ant-Man and the Wasp prologue with Hank Pym and Janet van Dyne on a mission

Quantum mania must finally deliver on the casting of Michelle Pfeiffer and Michael Douglas as Janet van Dyne and Hank Pym, respectively. These two older actors are both hugely talented and have a lot to offer Ant man franchise if used correctly. Douglas, on the other hand, has had several memorable moments and plenty of screen time since her first appearance, while Pfeiffer has only appeared as Janet in a handful of scenes so far. Quantum mania‘s first trailers suggest that the upcoming sequel will finally get Hank and Janet back on track, and the best way to do that is by having them dress up as Ant-Man and the Wasp one more time.

While much of Quantum mania‘s hype is focused on Cassie Lang’s transformation into the superhero Stature, the film mustn’t forget who its original heroes are. Hank and Janet were the first Ant-Man and Wasp in the MCU, serving their country for years in total secrecy before passing their mantles on to Scott and Hope. Also, Hank and Janet’s comic book counterparts were part of the first Avengers series in Marvel Comics, and have been an integral part of the team ever since. While Hank and Janet have been featured during their superhero days in brief flashbacks, these two iconic characters deserve to be seen in all their glory at least once today.

Will Quantumania Be Hank And Janet’s Last MCU Movie?

Ant-Man Wasp Hank Pym Janet van Dyne

The latest trailers for the upcoming film definitely hint that Ant-Man may die Quantum mania, but he may not be the only casualty in it. Given that Ant man franchise will likely be finished after its third film, there may not be many opportunities for Hank or Janet to return in future projects, making it all the more likely that one or both will meet their untimely demise during Quantum manias events. Hank, who has narrowly avoided death himself on several occasions, would be a tragically perfect choice for the film’s big death, especially now that his family has finally been reunited after so many years apart.

Janet, on the other hand, seems far more likely to survive than her husband. Quantum mania‘s trailers have revealed that Janet van Dyne may have worked for Kang during her time in the Quantum Realm, suggesting that there is much more to her story that remains to be explored. Furthermore, just been introduced under Ant-Man and the Wasp, Janet is a much newer character than Hank, lending to the idea that she might not be done in the MCU yet. Nevertheless, both Hank and Janet will certainly be in imminent danger below Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumaniasignaling the MCU’s last chance to honor these unsung heroes.

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