The primary three phases of the Marvel Cinematic Universe were very well defined. Phase Four? Not so much. We’ve a sense the identical gained’t be stated about Section 5, although, which kicks off subsequent month with the discharge of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.
Marvel Studios simply launched a brand new featurette on the movie, which hits theaters on February 17. In it, stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Jonathan Majors in addition to Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige speak about why Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is beginning Section 5, and start to trace about what the occasions of this movie set in movement. Test it out.
Everybody right here talks an excellent recreation and we’re sure that no matter occurs on this film, particularly with Kang the Conquerer, goes to have main ramifications shifting forward: The Kang Dynasty, Secret Wars, and so forth. However let’s rewind a bit. Feige right here is semi-conveniently speaking about Section 5 with out actually acknowledging Section 4. Section 4 was very bizarre and, not like the whole lot earlier than it, did extra to complicate the legacy and saga of Marvel than the rest.
Do you understand there have been 17 new items of storytelling in Section 4 (together with motion pictures, exhibits, and specials), nearly all of which added brand-new, seemingly essential characters or ideas into the material of the MCU with out linking again? That’s nearly as a lot as the primary three phases mixed. Plus, it occurred over the course of mainly 18 months. The primary three phases had been 11 years. You don’t need to be nice at math to comprehend a brand new hero or idea launched about as soon as a month nonstop for a yr and a half doesn’t have the cohesion or impression of what mainly quantities to 2 motion pictures per yr earlier than that.
All of which is to say, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania may very well be a blast. However it’s carrying a variety of weight when it comes to placing the Marvel Cinematic Universe again on the rails once more.
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