The Quantum Realm may have initially felt like something limited to (and perfectly appropriate for) the Ant-Man franchise. It could, however, be at the very center of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. At least, that’s what a lot of Avengers 4 fan theories have concluded.
It’s probably no coincidence that Janet van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer) told Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) not to get caught in a time vortex in the mid-credits scene of Ant-Man and the Wasp. That has to lead somewhere, right?
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige isn’t confirming any specific details, but he has teased the future of the Quantum Realm.
“At the end of Ant-Man, we followed Scott Lang into the Quantum Realm for the first time.” Feige says in an interview for Titan’s Marvel Studios: The First Ten Years book. “We were beginning to peel back the onion that would later be completely peeled back in Doctor Strange as we go into the multiverse. So that was our little test into that.
“But now the Quantum Realm is a whole other territory that we can play with to tell our stories. This Quantum Realm is much larger than we ever imagined, and there are all sorts of adventures to be had at that level, which perhaps we will explore in another film.”
Considering that Scott Lang was stranded in the Quantum Realm when we last saw him, Avengers 4 is a safe bet to be “another film” in which this area of the MCU is explored. That does not mean, however, that the QR’s role will end there. There’s still a potential third Ant-Man film and the Fantastic Four might want to take a look at it when they burst onto the scene.
The Quantum Realm is a place of infinite possibilities and could be a major throughline in Marvel Studios: The Next Ten Years.