Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania looks to be achieving a very impressive feat. Thanks to the inclusion of Jonathan Majors’ Kang the Conqueror and the more serious tone, the upcoming threequel is getting the once overlooked Ant-Man franchises mentioned in the same breaths as MCU classics like Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Spider-Man: No Way Home. It appears set to get a lot of things right, then, although it also looks guaranteed to fail one of Marvel’s most historic heroes.
For the second time running, Evangeline Lilly’s Hope Van Dyne might have her name right there in the title alongside Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang, but she’s been perpetually sidelined throughout the marketing for Quantumania. In the most recent trailer, for instance, Hope never even utters a single line of dialogue. Sure, Scott and Hope got to deliver their own version of the iconic MCU forehead-touch, but it still seems like the movie is going to be all Scott, Cassie, and Kang all the way.