Loki spoilers are included in this article.
Quantumania might seem like a strange movie to kick off Phase 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The first film follows Lang's journey from a recently released minor criminal to a mature superhero, while the second strengthens the Ant-Fam's bond while she attempts to save others.
The third Ant-Man film will involve Lang and his co. in the Quantum Realm and Kang the Conqueror's (Jonathan Majors) domain, while the villain and his many variants will be the major bad(s) of Phases 5 and 6, and, according to trailers and clips released so far, the third will be less self-contained than the previous two Ant-Man films.
In a recent Fandango interview, host Erik Davis asked Rudd directly if Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania would have the kind of Easter eggs and cameos fans have come to expect from Marvel Studios' more ambitious projects, and if he would rate his films on a scale of 1-10 whether or not they would enthuse people's hearts.
"I think we have some good ones in there," Rudd said. "I'm certainly not going to reveal what they are, but I believe the ones that people find out about or learn about will be a ten."
Rudd and director Peyton Reed made similar observations following last year's San Diego Comic Con. "This film is going to transform the Marvel Cinematic Universe forever," Reed said. "[There are] some surprising faces that might show up in the Quantum Realm."
We're still unsure who the characters might be, but Marvel fans will certainly be hoping to see Tom Hiddleston's Loki during the second season of his self-titled Disney+ series later this year. As far as we know, it's an understatement to say that Sylvie killed the guy called "He Who Remains" in the aftermath of that disastrous encounter. Lang and his family will be the first to pay the price of that terrible encounter, according to Marvel's What If...?
Rudd, Majors, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, Kathryn Newton, David Dastmalchian, William Jackson Harper, Katy O'Brian, and Bill Murray star in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, based on a screenplay by Rick and Morty writer Jeff Loveness, who has previously penned Marvel comics for Groot, Spider-Man, and Nova. The film will be released on February 17 ahead of Marvel's Secret Invasion TV event