A new poster for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania offers a closer look at Jonathan Majors’ debut as the Marvel supervillain, Kang the Conqueror — and hints at how big of a threat he will be. Released courtesy of the official Ant-Man Twitter account, the poster finds Kang looming large over Ant-Man and the Wasp, with the character all set to become the MCU’s next big bad. Check out the new poster for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania below.
As well as offering another look at Kang, who was finally revealed in all his glory (blue face and all) in the recently released trailer, the poster also reveals a striking new logo for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. The Ant-Man sequel will introduce Kang as the ruler of the Quantum Realm, with the first footage from the Marvel outing seemingly revealing that Scott Lang will be forced to work alongside the bad guy in order to get his family home.
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From the little we have seen so far, Kang is looking a lot more serious and intimidating than his variant, He Who Remains, who made a brief appearance during the finale of the Disney+ series Loki. Actor Jonathan Major has described Kang as a “warrior” and worked out hard in order to cut a menacing figure. “It was the character and dimensions of Kang [that drew him to the role.] And the potential that it had. I thought, ‘I’ll take a chance on that,'” Majors explained. “He is the warrior version of Kang, so there was a focus on what that warrior would look like who’s been around through the ages and has developed every type of combat skill. It was about making him look like an imposing figure.”
A New Synopsis for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania Offers Further Clues
Alongside the release of the first trailer for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, a newly released synopsis has offered further clues regarding the direction of the Marvel sequel. “In the film, which officially kicks off phase 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Super-Hero partners Scott Lang and Hope Van Dyne return to continue their adventures as Ant-Man and the Wasp,” Marvel says of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. “Together, with Hope’s parents Hank Pym and Janet Van Dyne, the family finds themselves exploring the Quantum Realm, interacting with strange new creatures and embarking on an adventure that will push them beyond the limits of what they thought was possible.”
Directed by Peyton Reed from a screenplay by Jeff Loveness, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania sees the likes of Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly reprise their respective roles as Scott Lang aka Ant-Man and Hope van Dyne aka Wasp alongside Michael Douglas as Hank Pym and Michelle Pfeiffer as Janet van Dyne.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania will introduce a few new faces to the MCU, with Freaky star Kathryn Newton taking over as Scott’s daughter Cassie Lang, while Loki star Jonathan Majors will pay the villain of the piece, the time-traveling, multiverse-exploring Kang the Conqueror. Both characters are expected to become major players in the franchise going forward.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is scheduled to be released in the United States on February 17, 2023, as the first film of Phase Five of the MCU.