Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania finally brought viewers deep into the Quantum Realm and the biggest surprise, not just for Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and his family, but also for long-time
fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), is that the realm is home to different groups of people, and that an entire city exists there too! Some of these folks are not new to Michelle Pfeiffer’s Janet van
Dyne, who was previously stuck in the Quantum Realm for over three decades, but for the rest of us, the rush of fresh faces introduced during the movie’s two hour and five minutes run time
can benefit from a glossary. Here’s a quick guide on the inhabitants of the Quantum Realm!
- Kang the Conqueror- Kang the Conqueror, played by Jonathan Majors, is not just Quantumania’s big bad – he is
also the new threat of the MCU. Kang is a genius and a time-traveling zealot, but has been imprisoned in the Quantum Realm by,well, his variants, and each one is more terrifying than the last, be-
cause of his, or rather, their desire to conquer all possible timelines and realities. Despite being stuck in the Quantum Realm, Kang has successfully built a city and army of his own and attempts to conquer all of the Quantum Realm.
We later learn in the movie that time, it seems, is Kang’s secret weapon and he intends to use his unique understanding of it to conquer worlds far beyond the Quantum Realm too.
- Cassandra ‘Cassie’ Lang- Young Cassie isn’t new to the series but actress Kathryn Newton is, as she becomes the third actress to play the role of Scott’s daughter now grown up with her
father’s tenacity and a suit to call her own.In the comics, Cassie establishes her own superhero career as Stature and is an early member of the Young Avengers superhero team, which was founded by Iron
Lad, a younger version of Kang from the future. We know, time travel is headache inducing but just know that Cassie’s future in the MCU is a given, even if we start to wonder if her romantic re-
lationship with Iron Lad will ever come to pass, since Kang did try to kill her.
- Jentorra- Played by Katy O’Brian, Jentorra is a strong and respected leader of the Freedom Fighters – a group of displaced inhabitants in the Quantum Realm. The lives of those in the
Quantum Realm have been turned upside down ever since Kang arrived and those who can fight, join Jentorra and her crew to not only try and survive this losing battle against Kang, but also protect and keep
each other as safe as possible. Jentorra is a powerful and unrelenting warrior who is among the first Quantum Realm residents viewers will meet and see as a close ally of Kathryn Newton’s
Cassie Lang in certain parts of the movie.
- Lord Krylar- Look, Janet has needs. 30 years alone is no fun and even though Janet tries to keep their relationship vague, there’s no way Lord Krylar andher are just friends.
But aside from being Janet’s Quantum Realm booty call, Lord Krylar, played in a short cameo by Bill Murray, is the governer of Axia, a bizarre and cushy community within the Quantum
Realm. He unapologetically enjoys the high life that his status grants him, and is cowardly and self-centered in nature.
- MODOK- MODOK is short for Mechanised Organism De- signed only for Killing. In Quantumania, MODOK is Kang’s right-hand man who uses force and intimidation to maintain the
villain’s firm hold on the Quantum Realm. MODOK is also a giant floating head stuffed into a tiny body and even though he looks a little freaky, he is just the henchman Kang needs to carry out his little