Cast your mind back to 2015, when Peyton Reed’s original Ant-Man movie was still playing in theaters and Marvel’s Infinity War was but a tiny speck on the Hollywood horizon, and you’ll no doubt remember the moment when Scott Lang escaped from the Quantum Realm by the skin of his teeth.
It’s a reality in which all constructs of time and space become meaningless, though if Ant-Man and the Wasp proves anything, it’s that Scott opened a door he was unable to close, leading to the arrival of Hannah John-Kamen’s Ghost and all sorts of heist-fuelled hijinks.
But while the Quantum Realm is said to feature quite prominently throughout the course of Ant-Man and the Wasp, it appears we haven’t see the last of Marvel’s dark and dangerous netherworld. Or so says Kevin Feige.
The Marvel Studios president spoke to ComicBook.com recently in anticipation of Ant-Man and the Wasp, and it was here when Feige stressed the importance of the Quantum Realm moving forward.
There are things that you see back there that Peyton has put in there. Where and how they pay off in the near term and the long term remains to be seen.
That’s not all that surprising, given the rumors that Avengers 4 will see Tony Stark and the remaining members of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes travel through time and space in order to undo the Mad Titan’s destruction. And what better way to journey back to MCU past than the Quantum Realm?
Said to be a bright and breezy expansion of the MCU, Ant-Man and the Wasp is locked in for a U.S. release on July 6th. The review embargo is set to lift later this week, too, so be wary of potential spoilers cropping up online.