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What Is The Song In The Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania Trailer?

Marvel Studios is keeping the hits coming. After wrapping up "She-Hulk" and introducing the world to Gorr with "Thor: Love and Thunder," Marvel is now sowing the seeds for their first 2023 project. Set to release after "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever," "Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania" will kick off Phase 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

After months of anticipation, Marvel has finally dropped the first trailer for the "Ant-Man" threequel, which formally introduces viewers to Kang the Conqueror (Jonathan Majors), who was first teased in "Loki." The trailer kicks off with Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) enjoying his newfound fame in a post "Avengers: Endgame" world, only to have his life turned upside down once his daughter Cassie (Kathryn Newton) toys with the Quantum Realm. Stuck in the cosmically tiny universe alongside Cassie, his partner Hope aka the Wasp (Evangeline Lily), and her parents (Michael Douglas and Michelle Pfeiffer), Lang and the team collaborate with various forces to get out. 

The debut trailer is filled with ant-sized small details that flesh out the world of the Quantum Realm and Kang's backstory, but for some fans (perhaps of a younger age) the real mystery they want to uncover is what is the melodic track that sets the mood for the epic trailer?

Elton John's Goodbye Yellow Brick Road steals the show in the Ant-Man trailer

The debut trailer for "Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania" prominently features Elton John's melancholic "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road." The song, widely considered to be one of the artist's best tracks, kicks into full gear when the Lang clan is transported to the Quantum Realm. Written by John and frequent collaborator Bernie Taupin, the 1973 ballad is considered to be about Taupin wanting to give up a life of abundance in favor of returning to his earthly roots, per American Songwriter. The song's title is a direct reference to the film and novel "The Wizard of Oz," a property whose main theme ultimately boils down to appreciating one's home/early beginnings.

How does the sentimental cut tie into "Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania?" From what the first trailer reveals, it's clear that the Quantum Realm is filled with a colorful cast of characters who call it home, whether they like it or not. Scott, Cassie, and the rest of the family have been plucked from their home and put in an unfamiliar place, not unlike Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz." Lyrics like "I should have stayed on the farm/ I should have listened to my old man," directly speak to Cassie's negligence when it comes to tampering with the Quantum Realm.

Here's hoping Scott, Cassie, and the rest of the gang manage to say goodbye to the Yellow Brick Road that is the Quantum Realm when the threequel debuts in early 2023.