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Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania | The Theme Connecting All Three Movies

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is now playing in theaters everywhere. Director Peyton Reed gets the rare opportunity to complete a trilogy of superhero films. Even crazier is that he got to do it with a character like Scott Lang, played by Paul Rudd.

The first Ant-Man was released back in 2015. The second film, Ant-Man and the Wasp followed up three years later in 2018. While we have seen Lang play a pivotal part in other films. For example Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Endgame. It’s not until this week that we are again treated to another Ant-centric film.

But would this Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania be clouded by the pressures of kicking off Phase 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Or having to introduce formally us to Jonathan Major’s Kang the Conqueror?

The simple answer is no.

In a recent press event attended by LRM Online, Reed talked about what the Ant-Man films have really been about at their core, family.

“It is a generational story about a family of heroes, and Scott Lang, who is not a billionaire or super scientist or anything, getting sucked into this world. Hope van Dyne who is the legacy daughter of two superheroes, Michael Douglas and Michelle Pfeiffer. So it’s this generational thing, and now young Cassie Lang, who is probably Scott’s biggest motivating factor of, like, having time with his daughter,” said Reed.


Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. © 2022 MARVEL.

Since the beginning, we have seen how the characters are trying to either fix, maintain or establish connections with one another. Whether it’s Hope and her father. Scott and Cassie, Hank and Janet, or a mix of these characters, they are trying to fix a family relationship.

In Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, we see that all these characters have now been living peacefully with one another in a post-Thanos world. So what is something that can rock their foundation once again after all they have been through?

“One of the things we’ve done is really broaden that story and start talking about the secrets the family members keep from each other, the things they don’t tell each other,” said Reed.

Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. © 2023 MARVEL.

Some of these secrets lead to their journey into the Quantum Realm. Each family member will have to deal with not only Kang but their family dynamic and secrets respectively.

“They have to kind of work out these family dynamics while being in this bizarro, whacked-out world. But it really is the theme of family that I think is the constant in the movies,” said Reed.

For my daughter and I, we have enjoyed the Ant-Man films. We always loved the father/daughter dynamic of Scott and Cassie. Reed takes his time in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. Making sure that the family moments get their time to develop.

Marve Studios’ Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is now playing in theaters everywhere.

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