Disney has granted a genre to Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, and it’s most likely precisely what one would guess it’s.
The upcoming film starring Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, and Kathryn Newton sees the Ant-Man go up against the “absolute drive of nature” that is Jonathan Major’s Kang the Conqueror. Based off the first trailer, it appears a device constructed by Cassie, with good intentions, will find yourself trapping them all in the Quantum.
It won’t just be Kang that the heroes shall be working into—MODOK is part of the story too. Yes, the floating head; don’t worry, his design is quite unbelievable, going by some just lately discovered images of his upcoming Funko Pop! Figure.
But what exactly genre will the film find yourself being? Action-Adventure? Drama? Comedy?
Ant-Man 3’s Genre Label Confirmed
Thanks to an official press launch for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, the film’s official style has been revealed.
In the project profile for the film, Disney has labeled it as a “Sci-Fi Adventure.” This makes the third Ant-Man outing and the primary Multiverse Saga film to be categorized as Sci-Fi.
For comparison, this is how Disney labeled all the previous Phase 4 movies:
While there are numerous movies labeled Sci-Fi, 5 of the earlier Marvel Disney+ shows sport the label.
- WandaVision: Romance, Drama, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Super Hero”
- The Falcon and the Winter Soldier: Science Fiction, Super Hero, Action-Adventure, Buddy
- Loki: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Super Hero, Action-Adventure
- What If…?: Science Fiction, Anthology, Animation, Super Hero, Action-Adventure
- She-Hulk: Attorney at Law: Science Fiction, Comedy, Super Hero, Action-Adventure.
How Much Sci-Fi Will Be In Ant-Man 3?
Advanced and futuristic science concepts are on the very core of Paul Rudd’s hero and the franchise as a whole—so this label shouldn’t shock many.
But what does it imply for the film? Well, there are a number of things.
The challenge may take a deep dive into how time travel works along side the Quantum Realm, seeing as Jonathan Majors’ Kang would be the main antagonist—and he’s identified for going wherever he pleases on any timeline, each time. Even if it doesn’t essentially discover those details, based on the first trailer, it appears all but confirmed that the movie will proceed fleshing out the lore behind the mysterious tiny aircraft of existence.
Really any film involving the size-changing hero could be thought of science fiction—it’s what his complete capability set is rooted in.
2023 is going to be a giant year for Sci-Fi and Marvel Studios, seeing as its two other releases, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and The Marvels, will nearly definitely maintain the same label. Though, since Thor: Love and Thunder didn’t get it, Brie Larson’s team-up would possibly slip by way of the cracks.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania hits theaters on February 17, 2023, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 on May 5, and The Marvels on July 28.