The primary three phases of the Marvel Cinematic Universe were very well defined. Phase Four? Not so much. Now we have a sense the identical received’t be mentioned about Part 5, although, which kicks off subsequent month with the discharge of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.
Marvel Studios simply launched a brand new featurette on the movie, which hits theaters on February 17. In it, stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Jonathan Majors in addition to Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige discuss why Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is beginning Part 5, and start to trace about what the occasions of this movie set in movement. Test it out.
Everybody right here talks an excellent recreation and we’re sure that no matter occurs on this film, particularly with Kang the Conquerer, goes to have main ramifications transferring forward: The Kang Dynasty, Secret Wars, and many others. However let’s rewind a bit. Feige right here is semi-conveniently speaking about Part 5 with out actually acknowledging Part 4. Part 4 was very bizarre and, in contrast to all the pieces earlier than it, did extra to complicate the legacy and saga of Marvel than the rest.
Do you notice there have been 17 new items of storytelling in Part 4 (together with films, reveals, and specials), virtually all of which added brand-new, seemingly essential characters or ideas into the material of the MCU with out linking again? That’s virtually as a lot as the primary three phases mixed. Plus, it occurred over the course of principally 18 months. The primary three phases have been 11 years. You don’t need to be nice at math to comprehend a brand new hero or idea launched about as soon as a month nonstop for a yr and a half doesn’t have the cohesion or influence of what principally quantities to 2 films per yr earlier than that.
All of which is to say, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania could possibly be a blast. But it surely’s carrying a whole lot of weight when it comes to placing the Marvel Cinematic Universe again on the rails once more.
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