Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania had its premiere last night. Following that, we had the global press conference for the film today. There was plenty of information from that press conference, especially about Kang, but one tidbit we got from director Peyton Reed was about the science fiction influences on the look and feel of the film. And no, he didn’t say Star Wars.

That certainly feels like Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania pulls more from the era of science fiction in the early and mid-1970s. It’s also telling that Reed mentioned real-world electron photography. The creatures and locales in the Quantum Realm definitely look like they’re straight out of a science textbook. It’s an interesting mix of sci-fi and Marvel comics.

As for other portions of the press conference, there was a heavy focus on Jonathan Majors and Kang the Conqueror.

Jonathan Majors added a new wrinkle to He Who Remains in Loki. It sure seems like he’s adding even more oomph and gravitas to Kang the Conqueror based on his responses. His process of playing a villain is also fascinating. He looks deep into what makes the hero a hero and tries to use that against them as his villains.

Newcomer Kathryn Newton had this to say about her favorite qualities in Cassie Lang. She takes over as the character from Abby Ryder Fortson and Emma Fuhrmann from the first Ant-Man and Avengers: Endgame.

Cassie definitely takes after her dad in plenty of regards. Her path to becoming Cassie started where a lot of us did with the MCU though. She mentioned Iron Man as a catalyst for her wanting to be in a superhero film like this.

Wrapping it all up, the star of the movie, Paul Rudd had this to say about Scott Lang and what he likes about the character.

Ant-Man and the Wasp; Quantumania stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, Michelle Pfeiffer, Kathryn Newton, and Jonathan Majors, It was directed by Peyton Reed and has a script from Jeff Loveness. It tells the story of the Quantum Realm and how it affects the baddest villain the MCU has ever seen, Kang.

You can check out Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania when it releases in theaters on February 17th, 2023. So, are you excited to see the start of Phase 5 for the MCU? Let us know in the comments below!

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