Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’s latest trailer is bombastic and revealing, promising the birth of “a new dynasty” inevitably led by Kang the Conqueror.
The compelling, here-to-stay über-villain played by Jonathan Majors opens the fresh glimpse from Marvel Studios with a voiceover. “You have a daughter—but you’ve lost a lot of time, like me. We could help each other with that,” he tells Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang, who was snapped-slash-blipped by Thanos while young Cassie grew five years older.
It doesn’t take long for the conciliatory Kang to reveal he’s not a great ally. See plenty of Majors—introduced in Disney+ and Marvel’s 2021 Loki series, prior to blue-ing himself—and what he’s all about in the new Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania trailer up top.
Also led by returning stars Evangeline Lilly, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Michael Douglas, the third Ant-Man (and second under the Ant-Man and the Wasp banner) will kick off the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase Five. In a mere two years-and-change, the MCU is scheduled to cap its sixth phase—and “Infinity Saga”-succeeding “Multiverse Saga”—with Avengers: The Kang Dynasty (May 2, 2025) and Avengers: Secret Wars (May 1, 2026).
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania features Bill Murray, William Jackson Harper, Kathryn Newton, David Dastmalchian, and Katy O’Brian. Peyton Reed continues helming the franchise he kicked off in 2015, and Jeff Loveness (Rick and Morty) did the script. It hits theaters Feb. 17 and will be available—Avatar: The Way of Water wave of influence incoming—in 3D. It’ll presumably work well with the amount of trippy, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness-adjacent Quantum Realm sequences and interstellar Guardians of the Galaxy space-fight vibes.
Marvel Studios just wrapped Phase Four with the anticipated-for-years Black Panther: Wakanda Forever in November. It debuted atop the box office with a record-setting $181.4 million in the U.S. and has earned $831.2 million globally since premiering two months ago.