Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, the hero’s third feature on the big screen, is coming! With the launch scheduled for the next 16th in Brazilian theaters, fans will be able to check out the heroes of Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly in the dangerous quantum realm, as they face Kang the Conqueror (Jonathan Majors).
Last night (6) the premiere of the film took place in Los Angeles and the first reactions of journalists and critics to the feature have already begun to come out.
The publisher of Variety, Jazz Tangcay, highlighted the action scenes. “I had an absolute blast watching Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. Creative, irresistibly energetic and full of great action sequences. Welcome Jonathan Majors – one tough guy. The effects are excellent,” he said on Twitter.
Steven Weintraub, editor-in-chief of collider, highlighted the character of Majors in addition to confirming the two post-credits scenes. “Marvel’s Quantumania is a strong start to Phase 5. Jonathan Majors is excellent as Kang and can’t wait to see where this all goes. Two credits scenes and both are very good,” he commented.
Kang will be the big villain of Phase 5 of the MCU
Other interesting comments were made by Jamie Broadnaux of the American Association of Canadian Critics and Germain Lussier, a journalist for the ChalkMode. Both claim that the atmosphere of the film is reminiscent of the plots of Star Wars.
“The best film of Star Wars since 2018. It’s a huge sci-fi adventure with stunning world building […] But it has humor, heart, Kang completely rules and Michelle Pfeiffer steals [a cena]”, says Lussier.
Check out other reactions to the film:
PHASE 5 HAS BEGUN! The new #AntMan movie is like a psychedelic rollercoaster full of frightening & hilarious oddities, plus one VERY menacing Kang. Big STAR WARS vibes meet the MCU at its freakiest & most inventive. MODOK is a riot, but Jonathan Majors conquers. Loved the ride! pic.twitter.com/gdJqHld3rT
— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) February 7, 2023
#AntManAndTheWaspQuantumania has way too much going on — it’s tough to connect emotionally to any of it. Jonathan Majors’ Kang is a charismatic, intense baddy and visually awesome, but the threat he represents is too abstract. Review @CNET on Feb. 14. pic.twitter.com/42bDJobRgc
— Sean Keane (@SpectacularSean) February 7, 2023
There comes a point where every franchise has to get weird, and the MCU has done just that with #AntManAndTheWaspQuantumania. Like all his other roles of his, Jonathan Majors remains endlessly compelling. ???? pic.twitter.com/cxWEcoKTze
— Brian Davids (@PickYourBrian) February 7, 2023
Jonathan Majors is a force in #AntManAndTheWaspQuantumania. It’s compelling, chilling, and already giving a top notch performance. I love the complexity he brings to Kang with literally a single look. MCU really won with this casting pic.twitter.com/4W8VCLGFBv
— Nora Dominick (@noradominick) February 7, 2023
#AntManAndTheWaspQuantumania gives some heavy Star Wars vibes! Fantastic performance from Jonathan Majors who is incredible as the big bad villain. Make sure to stay for 2 post credit scenes!
— Jamie Broadnax (@JamieBroadnax) February 7, 2023
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It’s worth mentioning that the new MCU villain promises to be as great as Thanos – so it’s already released to leave expectations high! Speaking of which, director Peyton Reed has already stated, in an interview with Total Filmwho wanted to give the production the grandeur of the Avengers movies.
“When I joined Marvel, I was like, ‘You know what? Being a branch breaker is great. It’s where you expect to be with a movie from Ant Man. But I don’t want to be a fixer-upper, I want to be the guy who made an Avengers-level movie with a fixer-upper character.”
“It seemed like a natural evolution for the films of the Ant Man… I really wanted to paint on a much bigger canvas this time.”
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania hits theaters on February 16.