According to Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, some of the scientific developments in ‘Ant-Man’ “is essentially the tip of the iceberg for the stuff in [‘Doctor] Strange’.” Specifically, Feige is referring to Ant-Man’s size-changing abilities and the “real” comic book science behind them.

In ‘Ant-Man’ there is a mention of the Quantum Realm and this is not just throw-away babble.  This is actually the first glimpse inside the dimension-hopping territory of Marvel’s Master of the Mystic Arts.  As Feige explains, dimensional travel is “essentially the whole crux” of Doctor Strange’s exploits.  In the movies, we’ve already seen a bit of this in the ‘Thor’ movies, where Asgard is considered a different dimension from Earth’s, giving what is generally seen in the comics as a domain of “magic” a more metaphysical spin.

Feige elaborates:

“If you look up the study of quantum mechanics, when you get down that small, as Hank Pym says, space time is meaningless, and there’s a lot of that stuff that applies to Doctor Strange. So this is sort of an appetizer for, ‘If you think this is weird…’”


In essence, when Ant-Man shrinks, he isn’t simply compressing his mass, smaller and smaller, as past a certain point, that becomes physically impossible.  The pseudo-scientific explanation is that as he grows smaller, parts of him shift into an alternate dimension, the Quantum Realm.  The smaller he becomes, the more of himself transfers to this dimension, and when enough mass is transferred, he is more “there” than “here,” which is something that is touched on in the movie ‘Ant-Man.’

Since Doctor Strange seems to spend more time in alternate dimensions than he does on Earth, it’s pretty much a given that the character, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, will allow movie-goers a better opportunity to explore the mysterious Quantum Realm and discover the secrets held within.

In the past, most Marvel movies (‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ excluded) tied into ‘The Avengers.’  And while ‘Ant-Man’ includes references to the existing MCU and even cameos from existing characters, the film actually sets the stage for the future of the franchise.  Does that tie things together even better for you?

Are you more excited for ‘Doctor Strange’ now?  Does this enhance your enjoyment of ‘Ant-Man’?

‘Ant-Man’ is in theaters now.  ‘Doctor Strange’, directed by Scott Derrickson, with Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton and Chiwetel Ejiofor opens on November 4, 2016.

Source: Cinema Blend