Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania: What is Janet Van Dyne’s Dark Secret?

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is set to change the MCU like never by introducing Kang the Conqueror, but it seems that the villain’s arrival is not the only dark thing that will be uncovered in the threequel as teased by Evangeline Lilly.

Ant-Man 3’s first trailer teased that it will be the titular hero’s darkest adventure yet, with its tone being far different from the first two Ant-Man movies.

On a related note, Ant-Man 3 director Peyton Reed shared that the threequel will take “a hard left turn” in comparison to previous films in the Ant-Man franchises while also promising that it will be “more epic” and “still progress the story.”

Now, ahead of its premiere next year, more dark secrets are poised to be exposed in Quantumania.

Evangeline Lilly talked about her character’s relationship with her mother, Janet, and how it would lead to unraveling her dark secrets in the Quantum Realm.

Evangeline Lilly Wasp film Ant-Man

When asked about what to expect about the relationship between Janet and Hope, Lilly teased that the pair’s bond is “never perfect”

What is Janet Van Dyne’s Dark Secret?

Evangeline Lilly’s comments indicate that Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania will do a deep dive into Janet Van Dyne’s dark secrets in the Quantum Realm, which isn’t particularly surprising since she was trapped in the place for 30 long years.

Given that Kang the Conqueror is involved, there’s a good chance that a good chunk of Janet’s secrets is tied to the MCU villain. The first trailer hinted that Janet is aware of Kang’s existence, meaning that she has something to do with the villain being trapped in the Quantum Realm.

Considering that the secret is being described as “dark and difficult” by Lilly, this could mean that Janet’s way of trapping Kang in the Quantum Realm would’ve risked the space-time continuum itself, thus resulting in a conflict in the wider Multiverse.

It is unknown how big of an impact is tied to Janet’s dark secrets, but the expectation surrounding this key reveal is that it would produce massive ramifications that would lead to the events of Avengers: The Kang Dynasty.

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania will debut in theaters on February 17, 2023.

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