Marvel Studios has dropped the first trailer for “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania,” starring Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly as the titular characters and introducing Jonathan Majors as Kang the Conqueror.
After helping save the universe in “Avengers: Endgame,” Lang is the most popular guy around in the new trailer. He’s walking red carpets with Lilly’s Hope Van Dyne and is named “Employee of the Century” by Baskin Robbins (but still gets called “Spider-Man” at a coffee shop by Netflix’s “I Think You Should Leave” breakout star Ruben Rabasa). After Kathryn Newton’s Cassie Lang builds a satellite to the Quantum Realm, the entire Ant family is sucked into the new universe. The heroes find themselves surrounded by strange aliens and beasts, when supervillain Kang the Conqueror offers them a way out for their help. The villain comes from far into the future, specializing in time travel, which makes him a formidable villain for even the strongest — or smallest — of Avengers.
Majors’ Kang is preparing to be the next Thanos-level villain in the MCU, and he’ll likely pop up next in Destin Daniel Cretton’s “Avengers: The Kang Dynasty.” Initially appearing as He Who Remains in the Season 1 finale of Disney+ series “Loki,” Majors will get his first full run as the iconic comic book character in “Ant-Man 3.” Rounding out the cast is the return of Michael Douglas as Hank Pym, Michelle Pfeiffer as Janet van Dyne and the introduction of Newton as Cassie, who was initially played by Emma Fuhrmann in 2019’s “Avengers: Endgame.”
Bill Murray plays an unnamed character, who has a history with Janet during her previous time spent in the Quantum Realm. Peyton Reed directs his third in the “Ant-Man” trilogy from a screenplay by Jeff Loveness.
“Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” kicks off MCU’s Phase 5 and is set for theatrical release on Feb. 17, 2023. Watch the trailer below.