With Ant-Man and The Wasp coming out on Blu-ray next week, people who skipped the movie in theaters will be able to see the movie that sets up a huge piece of the puzzle for the future of the MCU. The movie introduces the Quantum Realm, and much like the various Infinity Stones in earlier MCU it’s not just something limited to the plot of that movie. The Quantum Realm will be something very important to the MCU going forward.
When the movie arrived on Digital last week, people re-watched it looking for clues in the Quantum Realm. One person synced up The Snap with Infinity War and discovered something very interesting, while others found the sub-atomic city in the image above. That city is apparently important.
This week CBR ran an interview with Peyton Reed where he explains they have plans for Janet Van Dyne in the future, and in the interview he hinted that city Easter Egg people spotted in Ant-Man and The Wasp is a clue to the future:
“And then I would also say in the Quantum Realm, as Hank and Janet blast their way out of the Quantum Realm in the quantum pod, maybe freeze frame on some of those, and see if you can see anything in the distance in the Quantum Realm.”
If there’s a whole city in the Quantum Realm, could there be characters we haven’t seen living in there?
Others have backed up the idea that the subatomic world would be big for the future:
The Quantum realm is the future (of the MCU).
— Daniel R (@DanielRPK) October 7, 2018
And if you’ve seen Ant-Man and The Wasp, you’ll know how it sets up the role the Quantum Realm will play in Avengers 4. Janet Van Dyne looks right at the camera when she warns Scott about the Time Vortexes in there. That’s because it was something important they really wanted people to hear.
Beyond just its role in the plot of Avengers 4, there’s a lot they plan to use the dimension for. From the potential new MCU origin of Carol Danvers, to integrating new characters into the MCU; the Quantum Realm will be a very big part of the MCU’s future. The possibilities are really fantastic and endless.
So if you haven’t seen Ant-Man and The Wasp yet, you might want to.