How Ant-Man & the Wasp: Quantumania Sets Up the MCU's Fantastic Four

Ever since Disney and twentieth Century Studios merged a number of years in the past, followers of the Marvel Cinematic Universe have been champing on the bit for Fox’s Marvel properties–X-Men, mutants usually, and the Fantastic Four–to be built-in into the MCU.

Warning! This article accommodates main spoilers for Ant-Man & the Wasp: Quantumania and different latest entries within the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

It hasn’t occurred but, however a film is on the schedule for 2025, and there have been teases in a pair locations that point out we’d not have to attend till that movie to see them play main roles within the MCU. Most notably the looks of Patrick Stewart as Professor X and John Krasinski as Mr. Fantastic in Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness. While these alternate universe variations of the characters had been killed throughout that movie, it is solely a matter of time earlier than we get a correct Fantastic Four film and mutants begin popping up all over.

Ant-Man & the Wasp: Quantumania took us yet another step in that route, although you might not have appreciated the importance of the second except you are an precise comics nerd. The bit I’m referring to is within the mid-credits scene, the place we meet the Council of Kangs for the primary time as they assemble to debate what occurred to the Kang within the Quantum Realm through the movie. One of them is sporting a very over-the-top historic Egyptian Pharaoh’s get-up–he’s the one who’s most likely going to be pulling the Fantastic Four into the MCU, as a result of he is the Fantastic Four villain Rama-Tut.

How this Ancient Egyptian Kang alerts that the Fantastic Four could possibly be shut

Rama-Tut was the primary model of Kang the Conqueror launched within the comics, in a 1963 subject of The Fantastic Four. In this subject, our heroes time journey to historic Egypt and are enslaved by Rama-Tut, who they be taught is definitely from additional into the long run than they were–the 12 months 3000 CE–and had time traveled to the previous similar to they did. His true origins remained obscured for a minute–Rama-Tut did not reveal his true id as Kang the Conqueror till he made an look within the current day in a difficulty of The Avengers in July 1964.

As Rama-Tut/Kang’s backstory was stuffed out over time, his connection to the Fantastic Four strengthened–we discovered that his actual title is Nathaniel Richards and, sure, he is the descendent of Mr. Fantastic himself, Reed Richards. And with Tony Stark useless, Reed is the neatest Marvel hero we have on the docket within the MCU. There will not be any stopping Kang with out the Fantastic Four.

While we’re nonetheless two years away from a correct Fantastic Four movie, the group may probably enter the fray in any upcoming MCU venture. In the comics, Reed actually invented faster-than-light area journey, so even Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 provides the potential for not less than a cameo when it hits theaters in May.

And Loki season 2, which guarantees enjoyable with Kang up to now, is more likely to not less than provide some extra Fantastic Four teases because the trickster and Mr. Mobius proceed to hop across the multiverse. Whether they might do a Fantastic Four cameo in a Disney+ collection is difficult to guess, although.

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