The Quantum Realm – introduced in 2015’s Ant-Man is an entirely different destination than we thought it to be. The Quantum Realm has been given a complete makeover and is discussed in detail in the upcoming film Ant-Man and the Wasp. Fans expected it to be like the Dark Dimension where no one ever visited and is a place of no come-back.
The Quantum Realm was first described as “a reality where all concepts of time and space become irrelevant as you shrink for all eternity.” Hank Pym had previously believed that anyone – or, indeed anything – to enter the Quantum Realm would be destroyed; when Scott Lang successfully emerged from this dimension, he was proven wrong.
Executive producer Stephen Broussard made a point to mark it out that Quantum Realm is nothing like any other realm we have previously seen in MCU. It isn’t like Dark Dimension and gave us an insight – “It can’t be a black void, right like you had a little bit in the first film, so it’s gotta be landscape-y, but how do you make it still feel at scale? How do you make it feel microscopic with the camera treatments and with the relationship of the horizon and stuff like that? Figuring all that out has been a bit of a head trip, but it’s pretty cool. You know, it can’t just feel like — I don’t know it’s not Lawrence of Arabia. It’s not a giant desert because that kind of — it triggers scale cues in your head, but you still have to kind of feel that it would be scale appropriate if you’re down there and finding that balance between the small and the epic, I guess has kind of been the challenge.”
His words completely put out the realm to be adapted to any realm(Dark Dimension) we’ve previously seen in the MCU. The challenge the producer said is a tough one, to give viewers the sense that they are in the microverse and depicting is a tough challenge. But the film has looked up to Fantastic Four comics as we can see from the trailers itself, also the pod Hank uses to explore the realm is also adapted from the Fantastic Four comics.
Quantum Realm is quite essential in MCU at this point; it can be accessed through science and magic (Doctor Strange visited it in his stand-alone film). Star Evangeline Lilly has teased that the Quantum Realm “does open a whole new multi-verse to enter into and play around in.” In fact, there’s even evidence the Quantum Realm will be revisited in next year’s Captain Marvel. There’s also a popular theory that it can be used for time-travel and also the Avengers are going to use the realm to travel back in time.
What’re your views? Is Quantum Realm important to MCU and will be explored or it’s just a way to time travel and is just put into action for Avengers 4? Do let us know in the comment section below!