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Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantumania First Reactions: MCU Section 5



Ant-Man battling in Quantumania.

Ant-Man battling in Quantumania.
Picture: Marvel Studios

The Multiverse Saga is about to kick into excessive gear. Subsequent week, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania opens in theaters, formally ushering at first of Section 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It sees our heroes, Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) and the Wasp (Evangeline Lilly) head to the quantum realm—the place they’ll encounter Kang (Jonathan Majors), who may be this Section’s Thanos, contemplating his identify is within the title of one of many eventual Avengers motion pictures.

Which implies: all of it begins right here. However, is it any good? The movie premiered Monday evening, and critics and followers who noticed it have been allowed to weigh in. Listed below are a couple of.

Reading these, both good, bad, and in-between, it’s important to remember that post-premiere tweets are generally instant, visceral reactions, sometimes tailored just to get interaction. So trust them, but also be wary. More considered, nuanced thoughts will come with the Quantumania reviews, which will be out next week.

Still, these early reactions do make it seem like director Peyton Reed and writer Jeff Loveness found a way to take that humor and heart we love from the first two Ant-Man movies and fit it into a multiverse jumping sci-fi adventure, which fans have come to love thanks to Spider-Man: No Way Home, Loki, and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Phase 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is off to a strong start. Next up, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 in May.

Co-starring Michelle Pfeiffer, Michael Douglas, Kathryn Newton, David Dastmalchian, Katy O’Brian, and William Jackson Harper—plus Bill Murray as Lord Krylar—Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantumania opens in theaters February 17.

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