There’s a reason why you don’t want to talk to the Quantum Realm, and the first official trailer for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is ready to show you what that reason is.
Featuring the previously unseen denizens of what Janet Van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer) calls “the secret universe beneath ours” — as well as some appropriately trippy visuals that look like old 1970s prog rock album covers — the trailer for next February’s Marvel Studios movie is almost certainly going to be remembered for the first chance fans got to see Jonathan Majors’ Kang the Conqueror in his full glory — even if, in this teaser, he’s more about the foreboding than any outright conquering.
That’s not all that can be seen, though; in addition to plenty of scenes of Kathryn Newton as the newly teenage Cassie Lang — she got older during the time-jump between Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, remember? — there’s also a brief look at Bill Murray’s as-yet-unnamed character, as well as a chance to enjoy the very understated disguises (all of which give off a surprisingly Star Wars vibe) worn by Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Pfeiffer, and Michael Douglas as they go undercover after being stranded in the Quantum Realm. All of this soundtracked by Elton John’s “Goodbye, Yellow Brick Road,” because-- why not?
Audiences who were present at Marvel’s Hall H presentation at San Diego Comic-Con 2022 this summer might find a sense of deja vu when watching the trailer; this is the same footage that was exclusively debuted during that marathon session.
The third Ant-Man movie — which is also the first film in Marvel Studios’ Phase Five plans — opens February 17, 2023.
We’ve seen some Kang before, of course; he’s previously been glimpsed on the first poster for Quantumania, of all things…!