Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantuamnia is now just a week away from being released in theaters at the time of writing, and all indications are that it may be the defining moment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Phase Five. The film follows Paul Rudd's Scott Lang through the ringer as he fights Jonathan Majors' new Multiverse Saga big bad, Kang the Conqueror.
The Quantumania trailers may be less attention-grabbing, but they nonetheless suggest that it will make up for one of the most costly mistakes made in 2018's Ant-Man and the Wasp: it appears like Michelle Pfeiffer will finally get a meatier role to play with, after the Marvel Cinematic Universe completely ruined her for her first two appearances.
Janet Van Dyne, the original Wasp, was perfect for her to play the catwoman in 1992's Batman Returns. Pfeiffer has instead jumped ship to the Marvel universe, although she's still underfed as an actress (even if the same can't be said for her bank account).
Janet escaped from the Quantum Realm in the second Ant-Man film, but she was given little character development once she did, mostly treated as a walking exposition machine and plot device. Fortunately, Quantumania will handle Janet much better, with her past in the Quantum Realm and intriguing past.
Janet should play a key role as the Ant-Man family's guide through the Quantum Realm, and perhaps as an old adversary of Kang's (one he may respect more than Scott himself). Or, James Gunn should bring her back to her new role in his new DCU so modern superhero-viewing fans may finally see what Michelle Pfeiffer can do.
Quantumania, Ant-Man and the Wasp, will be released on February 17 in theaters.