Everything we know about Ant-Man and the Wasp

Marvel Studios’ big show at San Diego Comic-Con(opens in new tab) in July 2022 outlined what’s coming from the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the near future. And that includes several new movies, including Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, which is set to arrive in February – here you’ll find what we know so far about the threequel.

The third Ant-Man movie marks the beginning of Phase 5 of the MCU, with Phase 6 starting in early 2025 with a new Fantastic Four reboot(opens in new tab). The next two phases will be shorter than usual, but with Marvel Studios putting out new projects at an unprecedente rate after the introduction of Disney Plus shows, it makes sense that the “Multiverse Saga” – supposedly ending in 2026 with Avengers: Secret Wars – will take less time to fully develop than the “Infinity Saga” (2008-2019).

Everything we know about Ant-Man and the Wasp

While Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 won’t deal with the multiverse, Quantumania will probably follow up on some of the seeds planted by Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Loki season 1, and Spider-Man: No Way Home, though the specifics remain unclear. After all, Kang the Conqueror, the MCU’s next big bad, is making his debut – after a cameo of sorts in the Loki series – in this movie.

Now that you’re up to speed on the current state of the MCU and what’s coming next, read on below to learn more about Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. And if you need to catch up with Marvel’s theatrical releases, check out our guide to all the Marvel movies in order, including the emotional Phase 4 finale, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

Everything we know about Ant-Man and the Wasp

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is currently set to release on February 17, 2023, both in the US and the UK. Other international markets will share the same date, while many others don’t have a definitive one yet.

It’s a bit surprising to see the third Guardians of the Galaxy movie, set for a May 5 debut, opening less than three months away from the new Ant-Man installment. As you can see, Marvel Studios is going all-out with zany science fiction to start Phase 5. Moreover, the Skrull-infested Secret Invasion(opens in new tab) should be the next Disney Plus series in line, and Nia DaCosta’s The Marvels promises even more sci-fi fun in theaters next year.

The third Ant-Man movie sees unexpected hero and Avenger Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) enjoying fame and success alongside Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) before an experiment gone wrong sends them, Scott’s daughter Cassie (Kathryn Newton), and Hope’s parents (Michael Douglas’ Hank Pym and Michelle Pfeiffer’s Janet van Dyne) down to the microcosmic Quantum Realm, where Kang the Conqueror (Jonathan Majors) and his forces have become a major threat.

As a direct result of the events of Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019), Paul and Hank’s families have finally reunited, so the next logical step is to put all of them under pressure in their biggest adventure yet. Director Peyton Reed has teased a darker tone and much higher stakes, as this Ant-Man movie has the huge responsibility of making fans and general audiences care about Kang as the next Thanos-level threat to the Marvel universe (and multiverse).