Marvel Studios is back at it again. While DC Studios is turning its trajectory around with a dozen new audiovisual projects to be led by James Gunn and Peter Safran, the Disney company is about to release Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania, the third film in the superhero trilogy in which he will face threats as big as Kang and M.O.D.O.O.K.
Although it will not be released until February 17, some people have already seen the movie and have launched their first reactions and reviews. The comments are mixed, but as is always the case with Marvel, the first opinions are that it will be a great movie.
First reactions of Ant-Man 3
We leave you with the first comments about the film that have been appearing through social networks. In particular, they talk about the role of Kang (Jonathan Majors) and the special effects, which are once again a trademark for Ant-Man:
“I had a great time watching #AntManAndTheWaspQuantumania. Creative, irresistibly energetic and full of great action scenes. Welcome Jonathan Majors, such a badass. The effects are superb. So speaks of the film Jazz Tangcay, editor of Variety.
“Marvel’s #AntManAndTheWaspQuantumania is a good start to Phase 5. Now I understand why it’s called #Quantumania. Jonathan Majors is excellent as Kang and I can’t wait to see where this all goes. There are two post-credits scenes and both are very good,” comments Steven Weintraub, editor-in-chief of Collider.
“Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania…imagine a Marvel newbie asking for a ticket to the movie and then getting two hours of talk about variants and multiverses. Jonathan Majors is great as Kang and, for a good portion of the film, Michelle Pfeiffer is the main character, which is awesome.” This comments Mike Ryan of Uproxx. He adds:
“Majors is the perfect actor for Kang, and we’re going to have a LOT of Kang. But I’m not entirely sure with the strategy of, ‘You think Thanos was bad? Meet Kang!’ He’s fun in this movie, but can he be the bad guy in multiple projects?”.
“#AntManAndTheWaspQuantumania gives off some strong Star Wars vibes! Fantastic performance by Jonathan Majors, who looks amazing as the big villain – be sure to stick around for the 2 post-credits scenes!“, explains Jamie Broadnax of Black Girls Nerds.
But it’s not all rosy. This is the opinion of Sean Keane, editor-in-chief of CNET:
“#AntManAndTheWaspQuantumania has too much going on and it’s hard to connect emotionally with any of it. Jonathan Majors’ Kang is a charismatic, intense and visually stunning bad guy, but the threat he poses is too abstract.”
“Antman and the Wasp: Quantumania is a lot of fun and has a lot to go on with. I loved seeing the relationship between Scott and Cassie, and the quantum realm. Michelle Pfeiffer is so good… Pay close attention to everything Kang says. This is just the beginning.
What will we see in Ant-Man 3?
If there’s one thing all these opinions make clear, it’s that this is just the beginning of something much bigger. Since the entrance of Jonathan Majors’ (Kang) character in the Loki series, it has been clear that this will be the big villain of the new batch of Marvel Studios movies and series. He will also be the obvious villain of the next big Marvel event: Avengers: Dynasty of Kang.
In the case of the third Ant-Man movie, it’s a great new character introduction. The film will see superheroes Scott Lang and Hope Van Dyne (Ant-Man and The Wasp) return alongside Hope’s parents, Hank Pym and Janet Van Dyne, and Scott’s daughter, Cassie Lang. In a familiar but danger-filled film, the family explores the Quantum Realm, interacts with strange creatures and embarks on an adventure that takes them further than they thought possible.