The Quantum Realm has ‘untapped potential’ in the MCU, says Kevin Feige


Kevin Feige continues to tease the role of the Quantum Realm in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe contains a number of interesting locations, from (the now destroyed) Asgard to the African nation of Wakanda. But the most intriguing and mysterious location is arguably the Quantum Realm. Also known as the “microverse,” the dimension has acted as a major Mcguffin since its introduction in Ant-Man. And it sounds like it still has a role to play down the line.

The Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige recently sat down with Screen Rant, where he discussed the Quantum Realm’s future in the MCU. According to him, it has a vital role going forward, and it’ll allow Marvel to tackle concepts they haven’t hit yet:

"“I think really important. I think it’s one of the fun things about the comics that allow you to explore entirely new terrains. And we’ve hinted at it now in numerous films and it’s untapped, primarily untapped potential.”"

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The Quantum Realm has proven to be a very complex place. Hank Pym’s original explanation of it described a microscopic plane of existence where time and space are irrelevant. So far, the location has had its biggest role in the Ant-Man franchise, as Scott Lang was transported there briefly in the first film. It was also the location of the missing Janet Van Dyne, who was rescued in Ant-Man and the Wasp. She was also shown to have a strange, new ability as a result of her time there. And of course, Scott is currently trapped in the realm, following the decimation of the Pym/Van Dyne family.

Aside from these films, its also has a link to Doctor Strange, as sorcerers can use Sling Rings to travel to and from the dimension, which is part of the multiverse. While not explicitly stated in the film, Feige subsequently mentioned the connection.

Although specifics aren’t known, the Quantum Realm’s growing role in the MCU is definitely becoming more apparent and will be vital for the future. For instance, due to Scott’s current situation, it’s assumed that it’ll play a key role in Avengers: Endgame. Reports have also pointed to it being used to eventually introduce the Black Knight into the MCU.

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In the long run, the Quantum Realm could end up being as important to the MCU as the Infinity Stones were. And fans can likely expect this to lead to some major developments and surprises for this massive franchise.