The primary three phases of the Marvel Cinematic Universe were very well defined. Phase Four? Not so much. We’ve a sense the identical received’t be stated about Section 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 speak about why Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is beginning Section 5, and start to trace about what the occasions of this movie set in movement. Test it out.
Everybody right here talks a great recreation and we’re sure that no matter occurs on this film, particularly with Kang the Conquerer, goes to have main ramifications shifting forward: The Kang Dynasty, Secret Wars, and so forth. However let’s rewind a bit. Feige right here is semi-conveniently speaking about Section 5 with out actually acknowledging Section 4. Section 4 was very bizarre and, not like all the things earlier than it, did extra to complicate the legacy and saga of Marvel than anything.
Do you notice there have been 17 new items of storytelling in Section 4 (together with films, exhibits, and specials), nearly all of which added brand-new, seemingly essential characters or ideas into the material of the MCU with out linking again? That’s nearly 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 appreciate a brand new hero or idea launched about as soon as a month nonstop for a 12 months and a half doesn’t have the cohesion or impression of what principally quantities to 2 films per 12 months earlier than that.
All of which is to say, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania may very well be a blast. Nevertheless it’s carrying a variety of weight when it comes to placing the Marvel Cinematic Universe again on the rails once more.
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