How ‘Ant-Man’ And ‘Captain Marvel’ Are Connected

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As the Marvel Cinematic Universe grows with each new film, we’re learning more and more about the how that universe works. Doctor Strange introduced us to the concept of other realities existing within the world of the MCU, but before that even we got a first-hand glimpse of one of those realities when, in the climactic moments of Ant-Man, Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) visited the Quantum Realm — a real-life scientific concept where things exist at the scale of subatomic particles. Now, according to Dr. Spiros Michalakis, a quantum physicist and staff researcher at the California Institute of Technology who consulted on Ant-Man, ideas like the Quantum Realm (which was known as the Microverse in the comics, but was changed for the film due to legal reasons) may also play a role in Marvel’s upcoming Captain Marvel film.

In an interview with Inverse, Michalakis couldn’t reveal much about Captain Marvel but he did tease the concept of the Quantum Realm, or at least the ideas of these other similar realities, playing into Marvel’s first female-led solo superhero film. The quantum physicist stated the following:

“This is exciting for the future. There are different ways that some of these ideas appear on-screen in a few years. Not just for Ant-Man, but also for Captain Marvel and all of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.”

Ant-Man will next appear in Ant-Man and the Wasp. Directed by Peyton Reed and starring Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, Michael Peña, Tip “T.I.” Harris and David Dastmalchian, Ant-Man and the Wasp will hit theaters on July 6, 2018.

Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, written by Nicole Perlman and Meg LeFauve, and starring Brie Larson, Captain Marvel is slated for a March 8, 2019, release.

Source: Inverse

5 Reasons We’re Excited For ‘Thor: Ragnarok’

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Thor: RagnarokGuardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hasn’t even been out a week, and we’re already looking forward to the next Marvel movies. Spider-Man: Homecoming is first up, but it doesn’t look quite as interesting as Thor: Ragnarok.

The trailer for the film is incredible. The vibe, the action, the set-design, the soundtrack, every element of the trailer screams, “This is a different kind of Thor movie.”

And that’s exactly what we need. Thor: The Dark World was the most easily forgettable Marvel sequel, only distinguishable from the original for its use of fan-favorite villain Loki. Thor: Ragnarok looks poised to switch up the formula, seeming more like a fun intergalactic romp than a brooding space epic.

Judging from the trailer and other positive buzz, there’s plenty of cause to be excited for Thor: Ragnarok. Here are the 5 reasons why.

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Jeff Grantz

Jeff Grantz

Jeff Grantz is an Atlanta-based writer, filmmaker and host of The Amazing Nerdiverse Podcast (on iTunes and YouTube).