Early concept design for what would've been Scott Lang's (Paul Rudd) Quantum Realm costume in Ant-Man & The Wasp is released online. Marvel Studios capped off their 10th anniversary year by going small - literally and figuratively - with the sequel to 2015's Ant-Man. Directed by Peyton Reed, the follow-up flick didn't just see the return of the franchise's shrinking hero, but it also debuted MCU's first co-headlining female superhero with Evangeline Lilly's Hope van Dyne assuming the Wasp persona.
Since the film's release, several pieces of concept artwork, particularly regarding the character designs of some of the key players in the movie, have made their way online. Fans have seen an early Quantum Realm look for Janet (Michelle Pfeiffer), as well as Cassie's (Abby Ryder Fortson) very own superhero suit that was ultimately scrapped. This latest one offers fans a look at what Scott what would've looked like if he was the one sent in the alternate dimension to rescue the original Wasp.
Marvel Studios Director of Visual Development and concept artist for Ant-Man & The Wasp, Andy Park recently shared his initial design for Scott's specialized Quantum Realm suit on his official Twitter account. The image doesn't look drastically different from his latest suit, but instead of the headgear only showing his eyes, the full facial part of the helmet is seethrough - almost like a typical biker's helmet. It's uncertain whether or not some version of this concept art will ever make it to the big screen, nonetheless seeing early concept artwork like this is something loyal fans like. Check out the image below:
Ant-Man alternate suit I designed on #AntManandtheWasp An early idea was floating around that Scott might be going to the Quantum Realm so Peyton wanted me to come up with a Quantum suit & being able to see that pretty Rudd face too😁 Get the movie on digital/Blu-ray today!! pic.twitter.com/LcrBf4bmQe— Andy Park (@andyparkart) October 16, 2018
As fans know, Scott skipped the trip to Quantum Realm and stayed behind in the real world to help Hope keep the Pym laboratory safe from both Ava (Hannah John-Kamen) and Sonny Burch (Walton Goggins). Meanwhile, Hank (Michael Douglas) was the one who boarded the vessel and used the Quantum Tunnel to successfully retrieve Janet. Interestingly, what he donned is nowhere similar to the aforementioned artwork. If anything, it looks like a typical space suit and didn't even need the mechanism of the Ant-Man suit. A recent Avengers 4 promo artwork included in a tie-in merchandise feature Thor and Rocket sporting similar suits, further solidifying claims that the untitled movie will involve the remaining heroes also exploring the alternate dimension.
Much like its predecessor, Ant-Man & The Wasp was able to maintain a self-contained, character-driven narrative. It wasn't only until the post-credit scenes that the events of sequel tied into what was happening in the bigger MCU with Thanos' (Josh Brolin) snap snuffing the Pyms out of existence while an unknowing Scott was left trapped in the Quantum Realm after harvesting Quantum Particles for Ghost. However, the movie is actually tipped to play a pivotal role in how the remaining heroes will eventually take down the Mad Titan and restore order in the universe in next year's Avengers 4. Additionally, considering that it further delved into the concept of Quantum Realm, it might actually have a significant impact in the overall future of the MCU, fans just don't know exactly how yet.
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