In this third film in Payten Reed’s trilogy, Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) is back with a journey to the Quantum Realm and a throwdown with the big new bad of the MCU, Kang the Conqueror (Jonathan Majors). But the shadow of the COVID pandemic looms over the production of this film as theaters shut down and production is stalled by preventative guidelines.
In this look-back at the film, I’m going to cover some of the biggest issues plaguing the film as it possibly succumbs to some of the worst stylistic choices brought on by a need to keep actors, staff, and production isolated in small sound stages and meet restrictive guidelines.
Superhero partners Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) return to continue their adventures as Ant-Man and the Wasp. Together, with Hope’s parents Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and Janet Van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer), and Scott’s daughter Cassie Lang (Kathryn Newton), 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 possible. Directed by Peyton Reed and produced by Kevin Feige, p.g.a. and Stephen Broussard, p.g.a., “Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania” also stars Jonathan Majors as Kang. The sci-fi adventure opens in theaters on Feb. 17, 2023.
Cast: Michael Douglas, Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michelle Pfeiffer, Kathryn Newton, Jonathan Majors
In theaters now.