antman and the wasp quantumania

Marvel Studios released a brand new trailer for Antman and The Wasp: Quantumania during the NCAA College Football Playoff National Championship game.

This trailer is impressive and it gives you every reason to be excited that Marvel Studios’ Phase 5 is going to start with a bang. The centre of attraction in this trailer is Kang: The Conqueror.

The creators have this movie have said that Kang is the strongest villain of the MCU. It’s possible that Kang starts out as weak and becomes strong till the end of this movie. Although, the Kang that we’re getting may not be the main villain of Avengers 5, but he surely will play a big role in setting this movie up.

Also, in this movie, Antman will be at his peak capacity. This means that he can’t get any stronger. Here’s a breakdown of what this post discusses:

  1. The Deal between Scott Lang and Kang: The Conqueror
  2. First look at Daren Cross as Modok
  3. Kang: The Conqueror
  4. Antman has a new ability in Quantumania
  5. Portals for travelling
  6. Mystery Symbols on Rings
  7. Kang kills Antman in Quantumania

Antman and The Wasp: Quantumania New Trailer

What’s going on in the new trailer of Antman and The Wasp: Quantumania?

I’ve already discussed much of the plot of this movie here:

Antman and The Wasp: Quantumania – Plot and Kang’s motives explained

Almost everything discussed in this post is still relevant.

However, here are some new details which we see in this trailer:

1 – The Deal between Scott Lang and Kang: The Conqueror

It’s not yet clear how Kang finds Cassie’s beacon but he definitely knows that Scott Lang was trapped in the Quantum Realm and missed the childhood of his daughter. Not only this Cassie is working on the side to take down evil corporations but ends up in jail.

So, Scott might feel that if he would have been there in her childhood than things might be better. Hence, Kang offers to give Scott time and makes a deal that Scott will have to steal something for him.

It’s possible that Kang is either asking Scott to steal Pym Particles for his Time Chair so that he can get out of the Quantum Realm.

2 – First look at Daren Cross as MODOK

Marvel hyped the first look of MODOK a long time ago but in this new trailer, we can see him casually taking side with Kang. But it’s possible that he helps Scott later in the movie.

MODOK, which stands for “Mechanized Organism Designed Only for Killing”, is nothing but a giant floating head. He has giant head and little arms and legs.

Quantumania: New Trailer - 7 important details explained
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You see MODOK in only two quick shots in the trailer. One is the character seemingly in mid-fight with some kind of battle mask over his giant head. The second shot shows MODOK without the helmet, and he is exactly what you want to see. MODOK will definitely be pissed as Scott was the one to send him to rot in the Quantum realm.

In the MODOK is designed by Advanced Idea Mechanics (A.I.M) to handle the cosmic energy of the cube. He then kills the scientists who created him and takes control of AIM.

In this movie, MODOK will be with Kang at first but later on, he might support Scott. MODOK will also appear in the Avengers 5.

3 – Kang: The Conqueror

Then the trailer finally wounds up showing Kang in his blue helmet. Notice how similar its to the helmet that The Avengers wore in Avengers: Endgame while doing the time heist. It also resembles the helmet that The Guardians of The Galaxy wear.

Kang’s tech is heavily inspired by the tech of Earth-616 because he has defeated every Avenger at some point of time before he was left to rot in the Quantum Realm by He Who Remains.

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Another detail that you might have missed is the blue eyes of Kang. The blue color of Kang’s eyes and the scars on his face might be a signal that he has installed a nano tech in his body. This nano tech might be linked to his nervous system and it responds to his mental commands.

Why does Kang appear in Quantumania?

The reason that Kang chooses to appears now in the MCU is because He Who Remains is killed by Sylvie. He Who Remains knew that his variants are the real threats to the Sacred Timeline. Hence, he had the TVA prune every possibility that could invite any of his variants.

But now there’s no one who can stop Kang and many more of his variants that you will probably see in the distant future. Antman and The Wasp: Quantumania specifically kicks off The Kang Dynasty.

4 – Antman has a new ability in Quantumania

It’s not yet revealed if this ability has been granted by Kang or Scott Lang derived this on his own. Antman has the ability to clone himself and build an army of himself. This is similar to what ants do in real life. But this ability might be a result of Chaos Magic being used in the Quantum Realm.

Quantumania: New Trailer - 7 important details explained
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That’s because we see a lot of red being there in the background throughout the trailer. Also, we see a giant ant-man being shredded into noodles just like how Wanda killed Mr. Fantastic.

5 – Portals for travelling

MODOK, Kang, Scott and Cassie appear along with some soldiers through a blue portal.

But this is very close the portal through which Mr. Fantastic appeared in Doctor Strange: In the Multiverse of Madness. This makes more sense as Reed Richards is indirectly related to Kang the Conqueror.

Quantumania: New Trailer - 7 important details explained
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Similarly, as the trailer ends, you can see Kang stepping on this blue circle implying how Kang is indeed the successor of Nathaniel Richards.

But this blue energy has been used throughout the MCU for powering suits of Tony Stark and travelling through space by using Tesseract. Kang also sems to be using this energy to power his army.

6 – Mystery Symbols on Rings

When Scott is trying to reach the power source, you can see that the rings near this source have mystery symbols much like the symbols for Quantumania logo. These symbols are also similar to rings of Shang-Chi and MS. Marvel.

This implies that Shang-Chi and Ms. Marvel will have an important role to play in Avengers: The Kang Dynasty against Kang.

7 – Kang kills Antman in Quantumania

Kang is very powerful and that’s clearly visible in the trailer. Hence, it’s possible that that Antman sacrifices himself to stop Kang. However, it’s possible that one of Antman’s variants dies and Earth-616 Antman still manages to survive somehow.

Antman and The Wasp Quantumania Runtime

This movie has a runtime of 2 hours and 5 minutes which is average considering the importance of this movie. This is the first movie of Phase 5 and it’s important that this movie sets everything up nicely.

From this new trailer, I’m hyped up for this movie. This movie will not dissappoint.

The purpose of this movie is to introduce Kang and show you how dangerous he is.

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