Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, which has to be Marvel Studios’ worst outing yet; both in terms of critical response and box office numbers, wouldn’t be leaving the Studio’s streak of bad luck anytime soon. So much so that the studio might just wish they never opted for their trademark post-credit scene and left the ending as it was. 

If you were one of the wise people who did not spend their hard-earned money on the abomination of a third film of Marvel’s most underrated superhero, the film is now available to stream on Disney+

In the following article, we will look into Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania in detail, in particular, its post-credit scenes and what they mean for the future of Marvel Phase 5 and 6

What is the plot of the new Marvel movie ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’?

Scott Lang, also known as Ant-Man, lives happily with his girlfriend, Hope van Dyne, the daughter of Hank Pym and Janet van Dyne. Scott’s daughter Cassie is involved in political activism, but their relationship is strained. This leads her to seclusion, allowing Cassie to develop a device to establish contact with the Quantum Realm, which inadvertently opens a portal that sucks them all into it. 

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Separated in the Quantum Realm, Scott and Cassie join rebels while Hope, Janet, and Hank encounter Lord Krylar, who reveals his allegiance to Kang, the new ruler of the Quantum Realm. Janet discloses her past encounter with Kang and his plan for multiversal domination. The Langs are captured by Kang, who demands their help to retrieve his power core. Scott and Hope manage to acquire the core, but Kang breaks his promise and captures Janet while destroying Hank’s ship. 

However, with the help of evolved ants, they make their way to Kang and, with the sacrifice of Darren Cross, defeat him by destroying the power core. The Langs return home, but Scott begins to question the consequences of Kang’s defeat.

Does ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ have post-credit scenes?

‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ features two post-credit scenes that are supposed to set up the exciting chapter that awaits us next. The first scene takes place immediately after the main cast credits, while the other comes after all the credits are over. 

Both of these scenes are probably better than the entire film and ignite a curiosity about the Quantum Realm’s untapped potential and the possibilities that the multiverse has to offer. 

Mid-credit Scene Explained: What’s up with the multiple Kangs? 

Jonathan Majors as a version of Kang in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (Credits: Marvel).

The ending of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania finds King (played by Jonathan Majors) dying by an assault that is conjured up by the collection powers of Ant-Man and the Wasp. Since Kang dies, the mid-credit sequence is equally important for how these movies will eventually set up for Avengers: The King Dynasty

When I say Kang dies, what I really mean is a variant of him dies. Since he mentions in the film that he was sent to the Quantum realm as some form of punishment. What it did not tell us was that he was sent there by some other version of himself. 

The mid-credit scene features n-number of Kangs and takes us to a dimly lit cave, shrouding three mysterious figures in shadow. As the camera zooms in, the first figure steps forward, and it becomes apparent that it is none other than Immortus, a variant of Kang (Jonathan Majors). With an air of uncertainty, Immortus addresses the group, inquiring about the fate of the Kang that Ant-Man had faced. Rama-Tut, a Kang variant (again played by Majors) hailing from ancient Egypt, confidently steps forward, confirming the demise.

Intrigue builds as the third figure, resembling the enigmatic Scarlet Centurion (Majors again), takes a decisive step forward, his presence commanding attention. With a voice filled with determination, he asks a pivotal question: “What shall we do now?

As the scene unfolds, the three Kang variants converge around a holographic projection of the vast multiverse.  Immortus, the elder Kang variant, takes charge, emphasizing the crucial task at hand: safeguarding the multiverse from the interference of the heroes. With the demise of their fallen comrade, the stakes have intensified, and their plan to cleanse the Marvel Cinematic Universe timeline hangs in the balance.

Pointing towards a bustling stadium in the holographic display, Immortus stresses the urgency of gathering all the Kang variants. In a united front, they must assemble their forces to ensure the fulfillment of their grand design. The final shot amplifies the magnitude of their impending convergence, with a multitude of Kang variants voicing and echoing their determination to bring things to an end. 

Post-Credit Scene Explained: Kang and Loki Season 2

As the final credits come to a close, we are transported to a theater stage set in the early 1900s. Kang, cunningly disguised in a period costume, takes the spotlight, masquerading as a magician. 

The audience is charmed by his captivating speech about the nature of time. However, amidst the crowd, two figures remain immune to Kang’s persuasive allure. We are then revealed to their true identities as we notice them as Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and Mobius M. Mobius (Owen Wilson); undeterred by the illusion unfolding before them, they confirm that they have found Kan (or at least a version of him). The scene then fades to black.

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This is a setup for what happens next and will feature extensively in the forthcoming season 2 of Loki, set to grace screens on Disney+.

How can the credit scenes bite back at Marvel’s grand plans with Kang? 

In the months following the release of Ant-Man and Creed 3, Jonathan Majors, who portrayed Kang the Conqueror in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, has faced legal issues that have raised concerns for both the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the relevancy of his character in the Multiverse Saga.

Majors was arrested in New York City on assault charges, leading to his removal from upcoming projects and advertising opportunities. As the legal proceedings continue, with Majors’ next court date scheduled for June 13, Marvel Studios has remained silent on the matter. However, the likelihood of the studio retaining Majors seems slim, fueling speculation about potential recasting.

This poses a significant challenge, as Majors had already established himself as the face of Kang the Conqueror, creating complications for the upcoming Loki Season 2, where his role as Victor Timely was confirmed in Quantumania’s credit sequence. 

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