The first footage for Ant-Man & The Wasp: Quantumania premiered at San Diego Comic-Con today during Marvel's Hall H presentation. The film will feature the official introduction of Kang the Conqueror and will co-star Bill Murray.
Kang, played by Jonathan Majors, was established as an upcoming threat to the MCU at the final episode of Loki. A variant of Kang known as He Who Remains (also played by Majors) reveals that the Time Variance Authority was created in order to stop Kang from conquering and destroying the multiverse. Despite a series of multiversal storylines that came after, we haven't yet seen Kang himself in the MCU. Today, the first teaser for Ant-Man & The Wasp: Quantumania revealed that Kang will serve as the villain.
The short clip depicts Scott and his daughter Cassie working on an experiment when Cassie is accidentally sucked into the Quantum Realm. While pursuing Cassie, Scott encounters Majors. If there was any doubt that this was in fact the real Kang, it's put to rest when Scott tells Majors that he's an Avenger, and Majors replies that he's a conqueror.
In addition to Jonathon Major, the trailer also featured a glimpse of Bill Murray, who will play a yet-unknown character in the film.
Marvel outlined the entirety of Phase 5 of the MCU, which kicks off next February with Ant-Man & The Wasp: Quantumania and concludes early 2024 with a Thunderbolts movie. All told there will be 11 movies and television series in Phase 5, which includes Quantumania. Secret Invasion, Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3, Loki Season 2, The Marvels, Blade, Ironheart, Agatha: Coven of Chaos, Daredevil: Born Again, Captain America: New World Order, and Thunderbolts.
At the end of the presentation, Feige also revealed the roadmap for Phase 6, which will begin in Fall 2024 with the Fantastic Four and end November 2025 at the conclusion of a two-part Avengers story. The first film will be called Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, and the second will be titled Avengers: Secret Wars. If you know anything about the Secret Wars, then you know there are some cataclysmic changes coming to the Marvel Universe in the next few years.
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