‘Quantumania’ Writer Compares Project To Unmade ‘Dune’ Film

(L-R): Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man and Kathryn Newton as Cassandra “Cassie” Lang in Marvel Studios’ ANT-MAN AND THE WASP: QUANTUMANIA. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. © 2022 MARVEL.

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is set to take audiences on an adventure unlike any superhero film before it. The project is being touted as a deep dive into the Quantum Realm, a sort of pocket dimension that’s only been teased and briefly visited in past Marvel Cinematic Universe movies. In terms of explaining what that wacky voyage might look like, writer Jeff Loveness proved he’s not afraid to go for the deep pull. Speaking to Empire Magazine about the upcoming Marvel Studios threequel, the former Rick & Morty creative said he envisioned the film’s expansive otherworldly setting and oddball visuals as an homage to an unmade sci-fi classic:

It’s a fun place. It’s a limitless place of creation and diversity and alien life. It’s Jodorowsky’s Dune within Marvel.

Jeff Loveness

Specifically, Loveness refers to Alejandro Jodorowsky’s Dune, an early failed attempt at adapting Frank Herbert’s acclaimed novel that has become famous for its planned cosmic, psychedelic designs. At the time, Jodorowsky’s ambitious ideas were deemed unfilmable, but they have since become conceptual linchpins for writers and directors working in the medium. The inspiration is likely a good sign for Marvel fans, specifically for those hoping an exploration of the Quantum Realm would be a mind-blowing experience.

The early trailers for Quantumania have often been stunning, promising a stimulating couple of hours for anyone making their way toward the theater on February 18th. The film will see the return of Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly as the titular size-changing heroes, with Michael Douglas and Michelle Pfeiffer reprising their mentor roles. Kathryn Newton and Jonathan Majors join the cast as Cassie Lang and Kang the Conqueror, respectively. Peyton Reed is back to direct.

Source: Empire Magazine

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