The way Marvel balanced it all, according to Broussard, was to “keep it rooted in that perspective. You keep it rooted in the POV of the people that are experiencing this.” He explained:
“They’re all strangers in a strange land. They don’t know what the Quantum Realm is, except for Janet. They’re having to be educated on what’s down there, and the weird rules and the unique types of people and species and aliens and all these things they’re meeting down there, and they’re also catching up on who [Kang] is.”
It doesn’t help that Janet hasn’t been completely honest about her time there. As you can see from the trailers, there are a lot of creatures and groups of people that we haven’t met before in the quantum realm. That might be a little much to take in if the main characters weren’t taking it in simultaneously. Broussard said that this is a different kind of film for Marvel “because it’s about getting pulled into a world.” Of the influences for the film, he explained:
“We talked about ‘Jurassic Park,’ getting caught in the park. Or ‘Wizard of Oz,’ obviously, looms large over any conversations like that. That’s an interesting ‘stranger in a strange land’ structure. And I think being with those characters helps balance those different elements, to your point.”
“Jurassic Park” is a great one to compare this to. The Ant-family is a group of people who have come together and discovered not only a world they’d only dreamed of but the dangers that are lurking underneath the wonder of it all.
“Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quatumania” will hit theaters on February 17, 2023.