Quantumania Image Reveals a Member of Marvel’s Micronauts


An image from Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania reveals Katy M. O’Brian’s Jentorra, a character with connections to Marvel Comics’ Micronauts.

A new image from Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania reveals the character Jentorra, who potentially signals major implications for the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s future.

The official image fully reveals actor Katy O’Brian (Agents of SHIELD, Black Lightning) as Jentorra. It arrives after the character was blurred in the foreground in an earlier image alongside fellow Quantum Realm rebel Quaz (William Jackson Harper). In the comics, Jentorra is not only an alumna of the Micronauts, but the niece of the deceased Hulk love interest Jarella, with the former tying into a theory that Harper is playing Micronauts leader Arcturus Rann. It should be noted, however, that Micronauts is a licensed property that Marvel Comics doesn’t truly own and whether Marvel Studios has the film rights remains to be seen.

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Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’s Micronauts Connection

The presence of Jentorra also ties into to another theory that O’Brian’s Quantumania co-star Bill Murray is playing the Hulk character Krylar in the movie, given Jentorra’s own link to the Green Goliath. Murray himself has been rather mum about who he’ll play in Quantumania, though he did confirm what his part would be when asked what his power was by slyly remarking, “My power is, I’m a bad guy.”

Marvel Comics launched Micronauts in 1979, showcasing a story idea from writer Bill Mantlo after being inspired by his son’s Micronauts action figures from the Mego Corporation. Thus, he convinced Marvel’s editor-in-chief at the time, Jim Shooter, to license the property (itself based on Takara’s Microman line in Japan). The series launched under the creative direction of writer Mantlo and artist Michael Golden. The story centers on a heroic team based in the Microverse, an exotic, alien-like universe filled with worlds that exist on a subatomic scale. One of those worlds, K’ai, happens to be the home of the aforementioned Jarella, the green-skinned warrior woman who, in the pages of Marvel Comics, is one of the great loves of the Hulk’s life. In that sense, Jentorra opens up an entire avenue for the MCU.

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Murray’s character is also rather important to Quantumania according to director Peyton Reed, who stated that the actor will play someone from the past of Janet van Dyne/The Wasp I. In the same interview, Reed brought up a theme from the movie regarding families occasionally keeping secrets from one another, though he still didn’t name who Murray would be playing. Yet, after spending decades in the Quantum Realm, Janet is clearly keeping some potent details to herself; details that will apparently prove crucial in the film — and possibly the MCU as a whole.

“In the last movie [2018’s Ant-Man and the Wasp], when Hank [Pym] and Hope [van Dyne/The Wasp II] rescue Janet, Evangeline Lilly’s character had this idea of: Oh, I’m going to be reunited with my mom, this is going to be great, we’re going to talk about everything,” Reed stated. “But what happens if the other person, in this case Janet, puts up a wall and maybe is not comfortable talking about certain things and doesn’t reveal certain things about her past? As we know from great stories, you can put the past behind you, but the past will always find a way to show up again. Bill’s character represents that in this movie.”

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is scheduled to arrive in theaters on Feb. 17.

Source: Marvel Studios


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