The Phase Five opener has been getting mixed reactions from the fans and as the Multiverse Saga's pieces come together, Ant-Man & the Wasp: Quantumania offers a ton of MCU Easter eggs and comic book references. Here is the full movie breakdown!
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Ant-Man & the Wasp: Quantumania Full Movie Breakdown of MCU Easter Eggs and Comic Book References
The Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to prove to be a chain of interconnected titles that, at any point, could wound up from one project to another and that only shows how deep the bench is for the MCU with its upcoming movies and series.
Much like the rest of the MCU, Ant-Man & the Wasp: Quantumania is deeply ingrained to the concept of the interconnected titles with the fact that it is the opener for Phase Five and the groundwork of the Multiverse Saga where it introduces the new big bad guy of the franchise.
Aside from that, a lot of Easter eggs and comic book references, even some Star Wars connections, turn up throughout the movie and there are some things, too, that are directly connected to another Marvel project, may it be in the past or the future.
Here are the Ant-Man & the Wasp: Quantumania full movie breakdown with the Easter eggs, explained!
Ant-Man & the Wasp: Quantumania Easter Egg: Scott Lang's Look Out For The Little Guy
MCU's Phase Four is all about introductions and reintroductions and as early as Ms. Marvel, the fame of Scott Lang has already been established. He has his own podcast, Big Me, Little Me, that Kamala Khan is going crazy about; it even sparked her interest to be a hero of her own.
That being said, Scott Lang continues to rise to fame as the Avenger who saved everyone and in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, his book launch is already being talked about on TV.
Ant-Man & the Wasp: Quantumania shows what this book, Look Out For The Little Guy, contains and Scott Lang even had a public reading of it in front of kids and parents! Well, talk about the star status he now has, right?
Ant-Man & the Wasp: Quantumania Easter Egg: Baskin-Robbins' Employee of the Century
Speaking of his star status, Scott Lang has also been awarded as the Baskin-Robbins Employee of the Century. This is a direct callback to the first Ant-Man movie where he worked at the ice cream shop, only to be fired because of his prison records.
If the hypocrisy of that isn't enough, his boss who fired him for his past is the one who gave him his award. It is played by the same actor, Gregg Turkington, and he even bakes Cassie a cake.
Ant-Man & the Wasp: Quantumania Easter Egg: Spider-Man Supremacy!
Despite having his identity forgotten in Spider-Man: No Way Home and causing a lot of multiversal trouble, it is quite baffling that one coffee shop gives Scott Lang free drinks then thanks him as Spider-Man. It's quite a mix-up, actually, but hey, they both wear red!
It could be remembered that Peter Parker asked Doctor Strange for a spell that everyone would forget that his identity was ever revealed and that even caused incursions. Still, even when everyone forgot that Peter Parker is Spider-Man, he continued being a superhero of his own moniker.
Ant-Man & the Wasp: Quantumania Easter Egg: Pym-Van Dyne Technologies
Not only Scott Lang reached the star status. Hope Van Dyne also made her own name as she re-establishes the company that her parents built and she names it the "Pym-Van Dyne Technologies," which is a sweet reminder of her lineage.
Hope continues to uplift the legacy of her parents, even to the point of developing the uses of the Pym particles for other purposes.
Ant-Man & the Wasp: Quantumania Easter Egg: Agent Woo is Back!
In a few seconds, a familiar face is back! Agent Woo is spotted to have dinner with Scott Lang. While their past was not really perfect, back in the day, they were just doing their respective jobs: one is a criminal, and the other is a law enforcer.
Over time, Agent Woo got to embrace the thought of being the one the heroes call, similar to his appearance in WandaVision where he worked his way from the inside with Darcy and Monica Rambeau to find out more about what is happening to Westview.
Ant-Man & the Wasp: Quantumania Easter Egg: Blip Displacement Continues
As seen in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, the effects of the Blip caused a displacement to the people who were left behind. During those five years, people from different places started building their own communities, only to be displaced again after a few years once the other half of the universe returns.
This issue has been dealt with heavily and the MCU movies are seemingly failing to acknowledge this. The series of the MCU addresses this a lot more than the films, but there has been a mention of it in Ant-Man & the Wasp: Quantumania, the same reason why Cassie was in prison.
Ant-Man & the Wasp: Quantumania Easter Egg: Like Father, Like Daughter
Speaking of Cassie in prison, the little troublemaker of Scott Lang seems to be following his footsteps as she gets her own records in prison for causing some trouble. Cassie has been imprisoned for shrinking a police car but it is for a good cause: Cassie is helping the protesters of the Blip displacement.
Much like her father, Cassie proves that she has what it takes to actually be a superhero for her ideals. Through the years that Scott was in the Quantum Realm, Cassie matured enough to make her own inventions and understand the world in the eyes of a superhero whose main goal is to help people.
The clash between Cassie and Scott is natural -- a superhero father who knows the dangers of being a superhero, thus, not wanting his daughter to be exposed to that kind of risk; and a daughter who wants to be a superhero because she looks up to her father, and she genuinely wants to help other people.
Ant-Man & the Wasp: Quantumania Easter Egg: Fought "With" Captain America
This has been a continuous running joke of the family on Scott Lang. He is always reminded of the time when he "fought Captain America" but he always emphasizes that he just fought "with" him and not against Captain America because as Scott said, no one would want to fight the first Avenger.
Scott Lang always had a high respect to Captain America that after ensuring that Cassie is fine, the first one he went to in Endgame is the Avengers facility where he pitched his idea on how to save the world through the Quantum Realm.
Ant-Man & the Wasp: Quantumania Easter Egg: The Quantum Realm Universe
As the whole family is sucked through the Quantum Realm, they discover that where they used to go was just the icing at the top of the cake. Janet Van Dyne explains to her family that they went deeper into the Quantum Realm and that it has a universe of many worlds from the inside.
Think of it this way: the Quantum Realm is a universe of its own and much like our universe, they have different planets and species as well, and not everyone is similarly made. There was a point when Scott thought there was a sun floating towards them but it just wants to devour them.
Ant-Man & the Wasp: Quantumania Easter Egg: Star Wars Cantina Callback
Janet Van Dyne clearly knows her way in and out of the Quantum Realm and she got them a cool ride to a place where she thought she could get help. Similar to the Cantina in Star Wars, Janet brought Hope and Hank into a place where different species from the Quantum Realm are chilling.
The Cantina in Star Wars, at one point, even has one specifically for droids where different kinds of them meet at one place and have a drink. This place in the MCU even showed a creature that looks like a broccoli-headed guy, and their delicacies are not that enticing, too.
Ant-Man & the Wasp: Quantumania Easter Egg: Lord Krylar is a Traitor!
When it was revealed that Bill Murray will be in Ant-Man & the Wasp: Quantumania, people really theorized on how big his role would be considering that he is one of the pillars of comedy in Hollywood. He was introduced as Lord Krylar who seemed to have shared a past with Janet. (She has needs in 30 years, guys!)
Well, his role, Lord Krylar, turns out to be a traitor who contacted Kang. Krylar rose to power and sided with Kang when Janet left. He tells them how Kang corrupts people into helping him in his plans and he fell a victim for it, but hey, to each his own, as they say, right?
Ant-Man & the Wasp: Quantumania Easter Egg: Does Jentorra Look Familiar?
Played by Katy O'Brian, Jentorra is the new leader of the resistance encountered by Scott and Cassie and she is one fierce woman who only wants to take back their home that Kang took away. The moment she hears Janet's name, she knows that trouble is ahead.
She's a familiar face, too, for Marvel fans who watched Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Katy O'Brian is no stranger to Marvel because she played Kimball in the series. To date, it remains a question whether the series is canon to the MCU but this is not the first time that Marvel taps an actor to play multiple roles.
In the MCU, Ant-Man & the Wasp: Quantumania may not be the last time everyone will see Jentorra because her character is just starting. In the comics, she is the niece of Queen Jarella, the late royal of the planet K'ai. Jentorra is an apprentice of Sorcerer Triad, too.
Katy O'Brian is also appeared in The Mandalorian as a communications officer of the troopers and a member of the Saviors in The Walking Dead.
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Ant-Man & the Wasp: Quantumania Easter Egg: Hello, Veb! You Sound Familiar!
Speaking of a familiar face, this time, it is a familiar voice from the Ant-Man movies. There's a glob-like creature with Jentorra, Veb, who produces a drink that makes others understand the language that they are using and it is voiced by none other than David Dastmalchian who played Kurt before.
David Dastmalchian holds a comedic take on Veb who turns out to be a really powerful creature in the Quantum Realm. Veb is fascinated with Scott and Cassie for they have holes in their body and when Veb was fired at, he got his own holes and boy, oh boy, Veb sucks in Kang's army like a pro!
Similar to Jentorra, Ant-Man & the Wasp: Quantumania is just the start of the journey of Veb in the MCU and his abilities is quite extraordinary because he could make anyone understand the language they are using in the Quantum Realm. One could even say that Veb is the key to understanding the place.
Ant-Man & the Wasp: Quantumania Easter Egg: Quantum Realm's Own Professor X, Quaz
Along with the other Freedom Fighters, Quaz is another one to look deeper into. Played by Willaim Jackson Harper, Quaz possesses an ability similar to that of X-Men's Professor X -- telepathy. So far, the famous Marvel telepaths are yet to debut in the franchise.
That makes Quaz one of a kind in Ant-Man & the Wasp: Quantumania. He could read minds, thus, know the thoughts of anyone he comes in contact with. His forehead glows but his stature seems much like a human. It is possible that Quaz may be a mutant or just another special specie in the realm.
Ant-Man & the Wasp: Quantumania Easter Egg: Kang's Own Clone Troopers
The army of Kang is similar, right? It has the feels of the Clone Troopers in Star Wars and from the looks on how they were created by Kang, it is much like that. They are controlled by Kang and their numbers are huge. They take up a lot of work while the actual resident of the Quantum Realm forges their bodies.
Ant-Man & the Wasp: Quantumania Easter Egg: Kang Fought Thor From A Different Universe!
While speaking with Scott, Kang knows all too well who the Avengers are and given that he is one variant of himself in his own alternate reality, that same reality he was from has its own set of Avengers that Kang The Conqueror fought.
He mentioned that he fought an Avenger with a hammer and that is none other than Thor, of course, whom Scott and Hope fought with in Avengers: Endgame. However, Kang did not mention whether he defeated the Avengers in his reality. Kang focused more on eliminating universes, thus, having the moniker as "The Conqueror."
Ant-Man & the Wasp: Quantumania Easter Egg: The Threat of the Incursions
With the introduction of the multiverse into the franchise, bigger problems await the heroes that remain as the other realities are made known. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness introduced the concept of an "incursion" to the MCU and Kang is quite knowledgeable about it.
As America Chavez enters the picture, her abilities not only enable the characters to see through the universes and travel it but also causes the incursions which would surely have an impact in the MCU in the future.
Kang knows well that in the end, the branches of each alternate timelines will coincide to one another to form a circle and spur endless incursions, thus, justifying his acts of conquering and destroying universes to prevent this from happening.
An incursion, as explained by Kang, is when two universes crash and destroy each other. A classic look into it is the branches of other realities bumping into each other. This could get both universes to collapse onto each other or one could overpower the other.
Ant-Man & the Wasp: Quantumania Easter Egg: M.O.D.O.K. Looks Like Mr. Electric, Right?
MODOK or Mechanized Organism Designed Only for Killing is best known known for his freakishly huge head and hover chair given his small body. He's an intelligent villain with psionic powers and would likely be a huge threat in the film as well.
A new design has been given for MODOK which is different than that in the comics. However, Ant-Man & the Wasp: Quantumania underutilized him as a villain and many fans seemingly recognize a similar character from another movie, Mr. Electric from The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl.
After Scott Lang banished him from existence in Ant-Man, Darren Cross, through the help of Kang the Conqueror, survived the fight and he was rebuilt by Kang which could explain why he looks so distorted and fitting enough, his version look more like a robot than an organism.
In the end, MODOK just wants to prove that he is not a d*ck as Cassie would describe him. It turns out Darren has one goal -- be an Avenger. He sacrificed himself to be recognized as one and while that is quite confusing for Scott, seeing him dying, it was as if Scott made him an Avenger for a few minutes.
Ant-Man & the Wasp: Quantumania Easter Egg: Cassie Lang, MCU's Newest Young Avenger
Early on in Ant-Man & the Wasp: Quantumania, it has been established that Cassie is being molded into a superhero, following the footsteps of her father. Over the years that Scott was missing, Cassie worked on projects on how to retrieve her father.
While Scott wants Cassie to have a normal life, she did not grow up like any other regular kid. Imagine, there's "bee guy," from her childhood, referring to Yellowjacket, and at an early age, her eyes were opened to the thought of helping those in need.
In Ant-Man & the Wasp: Quantumania, Cassie is still learning but her ideals are already fixed -- help others. She is still getting used to her suit and Scott even teaches her how to charge at an opponent. Despite Scott not wanting his daughter to end up like him, she's now on her way to being a hero.
In the final battle against Kang The Conqueror, Cassie proves to her father that she can do it. Like Scott in Ant-Man, she grew big and helped her father pierce through Kang's shield. She even wants some oranges or lime as she goes back to her usual size.
While it is not yet revealed whether the MCU would be having the Young Avengers, they are being introduced one by one in the current slate of the MCU with Cassie, Riri Williams from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, and Billy and Tommy a.k.a. Wiccan and Speed from WandaVision.
Also introduced are Kate Bishop from Hawkeye, Eli Bradley as Patriot from The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, America Chavez from Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Kid Loki from Loki, and Hulkling or the son of Hulk from She-Hulk: Attorney At Law.
Ant-Man & the Wasp: Quantumania Easter Egg: He Who Remains was Right!
Kang The Conqueror is not the first of his kind to get into the MCU. There's the brief appearance of He Who Remains who once said in Loki, "If you think I'm evil, well, just wait 'til you meet my variants." That warning, itself, is already spelling trouble to the MCU.
He Who Remains wasn't wrong when he said that, in fact, controlling the main timeline through the Time Variance Authority has kept his variants at bay, his kind of variant villains so vile that could have been stopped had Sylvie gave up on her vengeance.
To think, He Who Remains may actually be the brightest of his kind because for years, or maybe even centuries, he eradicated his kind and was actually successful with doing his goal in a lesser evil way through cutting the branches off of the Sacred Timeline. He didn't kill them, he just isolated them.
Ant-Man & the Wasp: Quantumania Easter Egg: The Fall of the Sacred Timeline
When Sylvie killed He Who Remains, alternate realities started branching out and connecting to the Sacred Timeline, opening an opportunity to various universes to form one whole multiverse with access to each other, both an opportunity for heroes to team up but a danger, too.
Kang The Conqueror explained in Ant-Man & the Wasp: Quantumania that when the incursions go too far, it causes the Sacred Timeline to go into a circle full of incursions which spells trouble to every existing reality. If that is to happen, then, He Who Remains may just be right in his decisions.
Meanwhile, as the Sacred Timeline continues to branch out, it connected the different variants of Kang The Conqueror to each other, resulting to the call for the Council of Kangs.
Ant-Man & the Wasp: Quantumania Easter Egg: Presenting, The Council of Kangs
Ant-Man & the Wasp: Quantumania post-credits scene just introduced to the MCU the Council of Kangs led by Immortus, Rama-Tut, and Scarlet Centurion. There, Immortus called out all of their kind and brought it to a stadium, a scene familiar to the comic book readers because it is exactly the same one!
With a lot of his kind all in one place, the post-credits scene of Ant-Man & the Wasp: Quantumania shows that Kang is the most powerful villain, and with a common goal, they set out a huge threat to the multiverse, the same one that Kang the Conqueror mentioned to Scott.
In the comics, the Council of Kangs is formed by Kang Prime, also known as Immortus, who is brought to Limbo by his future self because he knows how destructive are his variants and he aims to destroy all other copies of himself from other realities.
Ant-Man & the Wasp: Quantumania Easter Egg: Everyone, Welcome Victor Timely!
Ant-Man & the Wasp: Quantumania introduced yet another variant of Kang The Conqueror in the end-credits scene of the movie, Victor Timely, which Loki immediately recognizes and informs Mobius about it.
With such an appearance from Tom Hiddleston and Owen Wilson, it only shows that Ant-Man & the Wasp: Quantumania's end-credits scene sets up Loki Season 2 which will most possibly introduce the relevance of the Kang variant that they encounter -- Victor Timely.
In the comics, Victor Timely is an intelligent industrialist and inventor who is known as the founder of Timely, Wisconsin in 1901 and became the first Mayor of the town. He is a pioneer in industry and a brilliant tech that brings the future to the present.
What everyone in town didn't know is that Victor Timely is actually Kang Prime, from 3000, who discovered the time machine of his ancestors. He went to various eras in time but was forced to look for a new power base so he travelled back to 1901.
Victor Timely is the one who made Chronopolis in Timely which connects him to his central base in the 40th century Earth-6311. He did not age as fast as humans so he just returns to town with his guises such as his son and grandson when it is actually just him. Yes, it is the same thing that Kingo did.
Have you spotted all these Easter eggs in Ant-Man & the Wasp: Quantumania? The movie is currently in theaters worldwide.