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Small Details You Missed In The First Trailer For Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania

The first trailer for "Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania" has dropped, and there is nothing little about it. The trailer kicks off with Scott (Paul Rudd) living his best life, but it all comes crashing down after he gets sucked into the Quantum Realm with Cassie (Kathryn Newton), Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly), Janet Van Dyne (Michell Pfeiffer), and Hank Pym (Michael Douglas). Janet teases she knows something dangerous is lurking in the Quantum realm and appears to disguise herself once she's brought back. 

We also see Scott and Kang (Jonathan Majors) meet in the trailer. This is the second time we've seen the villain in the MCU, the first of which came in the season finale of "Loki" Season 1. Majors was a scene-stealer, so we have high hopes for "Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania." There was a lot to unpack in the first trailer, so we've broken down some small details that you might have missed.

Scott is living big as Ant-Man

Forget about saving the universe — Scott Lang's greatest accomplishments are the victories he encounters in his everyday life. For example, in "Ant-Man and the Wasp," his daughter gives him a "World's Greatest Grandma" trophy, which, at the time, was the best birthday present Scott ever received. However, that accolade pales in comparison to being hailed as one of the best workers ever to grace the ice cream industry.

The "Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania" trailer notes that Scott is Baskin-Robbins' "Employee of the Century" — in addition to being an ex-con, successful podcaster, and member of the Avengers. He even stops by his in his Ant-Man shoot to accept the award, showing just how far he's come since his days of being down on his luck.

It's great to see that superheroism hasn't made Scott forget about his days working in an ice cream parlor. Furthermore, the trailer also reveals that Dale (Gregg Turkington) will be part of "Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania," as one scene shows Scott shaking hands with his old manager.

Does Kang pull the team in via Cassie?

The "Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania" trailer doesn't explain specifically how the Ant-Man family gets sucked into the Quantum Realm, but we can only assume that it's because of the film's primary villain, Kang the Conqueror, via Cassie's new tech. Throughout the trailer, Janet seems terrified of anything relating to the Quantum Realm, saying that there's some information she didn't share with everyone else. The trailer makes it seem like she's talking about Kang, who looks to be in control down there or at least have a very imposing presence.

Could Kang be the reason why everyone's in the Quantum Realm? Is he chasing after Janet for something she did there? Did Cassie's technology somehow "awaken" him? MCU fans will remember that "Ant-Man and the Wasp" revealed that Janet spent 30 years in the Quantum Realm before Scott rescued her. There's no telling what kind of trouble she got into during that time, but "Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania" will definitely give us some answers.

It's a Fam-tastic journey

The clue was in the title as to whereabouts Scott and Hope would be spending their next adventure, but now the new trailer confirms that they're not the only ones headed there. After Cassie's Quantum satellite seemingly sends out the wrong signal, all of Ant-Man's allies are pulled along with him into what Janet describes as "a secret universe beneath ours." From here, the preview lays on the stunning and surreal vistas of the Quantum Realm pretty thick, appearing like a story that doesn't just feel like it's pulled off a comic book page but a classic science fiction movie involving another small adventure.

This could very well be Scott Lang's "Fantastic Voyage," the classic 1966 film (via IMDb) with a group of explorers shrunk to microscopic size who traverse the insides of a living human body. While there doesn't seem to be any human test subject in the area when they're shrunk down, "Quantumania" seems to match the epic adventure on a tiny scale. One shot also suggests that when they arrive, the group ends up scattered across this unknown territory which could lead to some father-daughter time with Scott and Cassie and Hope getting to know the mother she thought she lost for years to this mysterious world before they're reunited. Hey, sometimes it's nice to get away for some family time.

The Quantum Realm has a wretched hive of scum and villainy

It's hard to ignore the fact that a bar seen during our peek into the Quantum Realm as the trailer plays out feels like a visual callback to the "Star Wars" saga. The circular half-bar, its multi-armed bartender, and the well-packed room definitely harken back to the Mos Eisley Cantina. The trailer's bar seems to have more of an air of sophistication and silence that Mos Eisley does not contain. But it definitely doesn't help that several patrons can be seen wearing brown cloaks reminiscent of Obi-Wan Kenobi (Sir Alec Guinness) and his protegé Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), and that the earth-toned outfits feel like a callback to the Empire, and that many of the characters seen within it resemble the rubber-faced puppets that Lucasfilm so favored.

In "Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania," however, there's a lot more neon involved, and the lighting is generally warmer in tone. The bar appears to have multiple tables upon which green hookah-like machines with multiple tubes have been mounted. Fans will have to wait to see how these devices — and the bar itself — will be used in the film proper.

Cassie Lang suits up

Cassie is one of the most significant presences in the "Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania" trailer. She shows her dad the device she helped make, which communicates with the Quantum Realm. After the group is sucked into the realm, we see Cassie in her regular street clothes with her dad. Eventually, toward the end of the trailer, we see Scott, Hope, and Cassie all in special suits as they stare down someone (possibly Kang) off-screen. While we've seen Scott and Hope's suits before, Cassie's is new.

It looks like we might see Cassie take on the mantle of Stature in the third "Ant-Man" flick. We first saw poster art of Cassie's purple suit at San Diego Comic-Con 2022 (via IGN), and now it's finally a reality. In the comics, Stature makes her debut in 2006's "Young Avengers #6" and later becomes Stinger in 2016's "Astonishing Ant-Man #6." Cassie's powers are very much like that of Scotts, but they can often be connected to her emotions. It seems like "Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania" will introduce us to a new MCU hero who could appear in future films.

A brief hang with Kang in his iconic outfit and out of it

All it took was a scene-stealing monologue in "Loki" and blurry camera footage from D23 that absolutely no one saw (honest) to get fans hyped about Jonathan Majors' next take on Kang. An outstanding performance was always guaranteed, but the fact that this appearance would potentially be one totally different from what we had before was even more exciting. Now it only takes a few seconds on show to confirm that this Kang isn't quite as jovial as the one before, and he might have plans to conquer.

In the trailer, we first get a good look at him in his iconic get-up from the comics, which, like its wearer, originates from the 40th century. From there, the Conquerer-to-be is shown having a brief chat with Scott as the two (pardon the pun) size each other up, with Kang coming off as far more threatening than the jokey anarchist we met before. Our only question is how Scott will hold off against this new and unknown threat, and will the joint help of Cassie and Hope be enough to ensure that the Kang Dynasty is held off for just that little bit longer?