Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’s First Reactions Are In. The world premiere of “Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania” was held in Los Angeles, and early reactions are indicating that it could be a strong start to Phase 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Despite the review embargo lifting on February 14, social media users were quick to share their initial thoughts on the film.
“Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania” is directed by Peyton Reed and produced by Kevin Feige and Stephen Broussard. It is the 31st film in the MCU and the first in Phase 5. The film brings back Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man and Evangeline Lilly as Hope van Dyne/Wasp, with Michael Douglas and Michelle Pfeiffer reprising their roles as Hank Pym and Janet Van Dyne. Kathryn Newton joins the cast as Cassie, Scott’s grown daughter.
The film also stars Jonathan Majors as Kang, the next major villain in Marvel’s Phase 5. Jeff Loveness wrote the screenplay for “Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania” and is set to write the upcoming “The Kang Dynasty,” which will feature Majors as the titular villain.
Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania will hit theaters on February 17
The first reactions from critics seem enthusiastic and speak of a worthy initiation into Phase 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film is described as psychedelic, a roller coaster full of scary and hilarious situations.
For those who saw Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania in a world premiere, the film is the best of the trilogy dedicated to Paul Rudd’s hero. The villains, MODOK and Kang the Conqueror, are especially applauded, but the latter receives all the love and support of the audience. And some write that Thanos was just the aperitif waiting for him to arrive!
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’s First Reactions
Marvel’s #AntManAndTheWaspQuantumania is a strong start to Phase 5. I now understand why it’s called #Quantumania. JonathanMajors is excellent as Kang and cannot wait to see where this all goes. 2 after the credits scenes and both are very good. pic.twitter.com/62Ch3w2O5N— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) February 7, 2023
Had an absolute blast watching #AntManAndTheWaspQuantumania. Creative, irresistibly energetic and filled with some great action sequences. Welcome Jonathan Majors -such a bad ass. The effects are superb. pic.twitter.com/KdVB7qvl2E— Jazz Tangcay (@jazzt) 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, Jonathan Majors remains endlessly compelling. 👍👍 pic.twitter.com/cxWEcoKTze— Brian Davids (@PickYourBrian) February 7, 2023
Jonathan Majors is a force in #AntManAndTheWaspQuantumania. He’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
The best Star Wars movie since 2018 is #AntManAndTheWaspQuantumania. It’s a huge sci-fi adventure with gorgeous world building that feels almost little un-Marvel in how much world building there is. But it’s got humor, heart, Kang completely rules & Michelle Pfeiffer steals it. pic.twitter.com/vRO2Poko2s— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) 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
ANT-MAN AND THE WASP: QUANTUMANIA … trying to imagine a Marvel novice, “one ticket please,” then getting two hours of variant and multiverse talk. Jonathan Majors is great as Kang and for a good portion of the movie Michelle Pfeiffer is the main character, which is awesome— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) 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
After a frustratingly rough act 1, #AntManAndTheWaspQuantumania finally gets going, only to end where this story should’ve began. While the external stakes are clear & weighty, emotional drive felt slight (and levity even lighter). That said, Jonathan Majors rules. pic.twitter.com/qpZeKTgdUd— Courtney Howard (@Lulamaybelle) February 7, 2023