Is Ant-man & the Wasp: Quantumania a Prologue to Avengers 5? Peyton Reed Replies
Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania may be the end of the Ant-Man trilogy, but at the same time it will also be the beginning of the Kang Dynasty that fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will find again in the highly anticipated Avengers: The Kang Dynasty.
Director Peyton Reed’s third Marvel film following 2015’s Ant-Man and 2018’s Ant-Man and the Wasp will kick off Phase 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the second installment of what Marvel has dubbed the Multiverse Saga. Ahead of Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, which will be released in 2025, and its sequel Avengers: Secret Wars, arriving in 2026, Reed and screenwriter Jeff Loveness have been tasked with introducing the next big villain of the MCU: the master of the time Kang the Conqueror, played by Jonathan Majors.
” That’s the funny thing about Marvel movies. They’re all connected,'” Reed told ComicBook. ” There’s the general outline of a big interconnected storyline, but at the same time, you have a lot of freedom to create your film, as long as you leave some foothold for creators to come along with later films. And, at the same time, you inherit the work of those who came before, of the previous chapters. ”
Peyton Reed is now an expert in this sense: for example, Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) was under house arrest in his Ant-Man and the Wasp because he had been imprisoned in Captain America: Civil War by the Russo Brothers, or in Quantumania Cassie Lang (Kathryn Newton) will be a teenager in due to the five-year time jump in Avengers: Endgame. “ You have to go with the flow,” the director said of these ‘handovers’ between creative teams. ” But it’s fun to inherit other people’s work, it’s all a team effort .”
Ant-Man & The Wasp: Quantumania will be released on February 15th. In the last few hours, the producers have confirmed that Marvel has already thought about a possible Ant-Man 4, with Peyton Reed on board to return to direct the next installment of the saga.