The real Kang The Conqueror, not the soft variant- He Who Remains, makes his menacing debut in Quantumania. As we come closer to release, it’s time to rewatch and tune in to some of the MCU movies and shows to get prepped up before Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania.
Phase 4, post-Endgame, has been divisive among the Marvel Community, and as far as I’m concerned, I would say the same thing. Phase 4 is a rollercoaster with ups and downs, which begs the question- Is it a good thing or a bad thing? Well, I’m gonna have to say the latter. Phase 4 failed to capture the Marvel audience in the same manner as previous phases due to a lack of interconnected storytelling, and cohesive narrative. There were too many standalone movies, and shows that mostly fell off, with few standing out. All of these resulted in a drop in the expectations of fans, and they are expecting nothing more than a lackluster movie.
Nevertheless, can Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania bring back the glory of MCU? Well, let’s hope that this is the case.
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Movies To Watch Before Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania –
1. Ant-Man (2015)
IMDb Rating: 7.3/10
Directed by: Peyton Reed
Scott Lang, a master of burglary comes across a mysterious suit and ends up becoming a hero. Antman is one of the hilarious MCU films with absolutely amusing characters. The Origins of Scott Lang, Antman, which makes it a must-watch movie to watch before Antman and The Wasp: Quantumania.
2. Captain America: Civil War (2016)
IMDb Rating: 7.8/10
Post the Age of Ultron events, when the Sokovian government demands The Avengers to work under their thumb. Steve and Tony face conflict due to their opinion differences regarding the accords. It’s literally Avengers vs Avengers event, which extremely affects the MCU moving forward. Amidst all that, Scott Lang takes sides with the Captain America team, and plays a considerable role in the film.
3. Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
IMDb Rating: 8.4/10
We’re here, to witness the biggest battle and nightmare Tony Stark has had since Iron Man 3. A sheer fan feast for marvel fans and an absolute masterpiece from Marvel, in which Thanos conquers every avenger. Although Scott doesn’t take part in the film, Infinity War is an important film in the MCU that affects every movie and show that takes after it.
4. Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)
IMDb Rating: 7.0/10
Directed by: Peyton Reed
Scott Lang was charged with home arrest for the things he did in the Civil War. It’s another wacky movie, about how he tackles home arrest and things he does sneakily with Hank Pym and Hope to accomplish an important mission. I mean this is an Antman movie, wouldn’t it make sense to watch it before Antman and The Wasp: Quantumania. Besides, there are vital details towards the end of the film that you may want to catch, which suggest the events that take place in the upcoming sequel.
5. Avengers: Endgame (2019)
IMDb Rating: 8.4/10
A pathway to the most monumental event in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Avengers Endgame, taking a journey through the Avengers’ undying purpose and completing their mission. After getting out of Van, Scott plays a vital role in the mission of Avengers who successfully defeats the Mad Titan- Thanos.
6. Loki Series (2021)
IMDb Rating: 8.2/10
Directed by: Kate Herron
Loki, one of the MCU superstars, returns to the spotlight in a way that is outlandish and unconventional. One of the best Marvel projects, with cutting-edge storytelling and setting that Marvel had never attempted before. In the finale, we get the first glimpse at a variant of Kang The Conqueror (who goes by the name of He Who Remains). All the lore you watched in Loki is a fabrication of Kang The Conqueror, which makes it a compulsory show to watch before Antman and The Wasp: Quantumania.
Optional Movies and Shows To Watch Before Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania-
Although these movies and shows may be optional in the meantime, the MacGuffins involved in them will play a critical role in the future of the MCU. To put it in a nutshell, the Ten Rings in Shang Chi movie can be traced back to Kang The Conqueror. A similar case exists with The Bangle in Ms. Marvel Show, and it could be linked to Kang, the next big bad of the Multiverse Saga, who will appear in Antman and The Wasp: Quantumania, Avengers: Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars.
7. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021)
IMDb Rating: 7.6/10
Directed by: Destin Daniel Cretton
Shang-Chi introduces a new Asian superhero to the MCU with a nuanced story that explores dysfunctional family dynamics and specifically the relationship between an oppressed son and a conflicted father. In the post-credits, we learn that Ten Rings is sending a beacon elsewhere (which is rumored to be The Quantum Realm, where Kang resides).
8. Ms. Marvel TV Show
In “Ms. Marvel,” we are introduced to the perspective of normal humans living in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and how they view superheroes, but we also meet a friendly neighborhood spiderman-alike character — Kamala Khan a.k.a Ms.Marvel who belongs to an Islamic family.
The Bangle that gives Kamala powers, has its origins with Ten Rings. This glimpse confirms it.
This could mean, both of these MacGuffins are connected to Kang The Conqueror.
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