“Mom turned off the communicator. I entered the subatomic world to dismantle the missile. That day mom saved thousands of lives. Knowing she would disappear alone in fear as she plunged endlessly into the unknown quantum realm.”
Dr. Hank Pym tells her daughter, Hope, the story of his wife, Janet, who defuses a missile launched by the Soviet Union into the United States, but is trapped in her quantum realm and never returns. More than 30 years after Janet is trapped in the Quantum Realm, Scott Lang, who transforms into ‘Ant-Man’, enters the Quantum Realm, but she miraculously returns.
Afterward, Dr. Pym and her daughter Hope begin research to bring back Janet, who may be alive in the Quantum Realm. Ant-Man teams up with Hope, who has been reborn as the Wasp, to chase after the unknown villain ‘Ghost’, who stole the technology to enter the quantum realm and fled.
This is the story of the second installment in the Marvel Ant-Man series, ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’. A founding member of the Avengers in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), Ant-Man is a superhero with the incredible ability to shrink in size and increase in strength. It is a setting that can change the size of an object by adjusting the spacing between atoms with ‘Pym Particles’, a virtual substance discovered by Dr. Hank Pym.
Considering the size of the atom, it is easy to think that the atom is a concept that has only been discussed relatively recently. However, the idea that all matter is composed of elementary particles that can no longer be broken down is an old concept that has existed since the time of the Greeks. In 1803, British physicist John Dalton established the basis of modern atomic theory with the ‘atomic theory’, which argued that all matter is made of atoms.
Since then, after numerous studies by physicists, various facts about the invisible world have been revealed. Recently, research on subatomic particles, which are particles smaller than atoms, is being actively conducted.
In the Ant-Man series, there is a setting that prevents entry into the world of sub-atoms, that is, being smaller than an atom through the Ant-Man suit controller. For safety’s sake, a regulator is used to reduce it to only the molecular size. If the regulator is turned off and continues to shrink, we enter the world of sub-atoms smaller than the size of atoms, that is, the quantum realm, and become forever smaller in a world where space-time meaning disappears.
Marvel added visual beauty to Ant-Man and the Wasp by using colorful colors to express the invisible and unknown quantum reals.
Marvel brought the story of the quantum realm back to the screen. It is the third work in the Ant-Man series, ‘Ansman and the Wasp: Quantum Mania’, which has returned to announce the start of MCU Phase 5. The adventures of the Ant-Man family, who have fallen into the unknown world of the quantum realm, are playing in theaters nationwide.
Previously, Ant-Man and the Wasp, released in 2018, mobilized 5.44 million viewers in Korea and recorded a global box office hit. You can watch the Ant-Man series ‘Ant-Man’ and ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ on the online video service ( OTT ) Disney Plus.