Exclusive: Ant-Man's Paul Rudd explains why Quantumania felt different

Ant-Man star Paul Rudd has explained why the latest instalment of the franchise (and Phase 5’s first entry) Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania felt so different from the other films.

In an interview with Digital Spy, Rudd explained that all of the credit is due to the villain of the film, Kang the Conqueror, played by Jonathan Majors.

“This is the great thing about great villains, you can understand their point of view. Thanos had that too, he's psychotic, but I kind of get what he's saying. Filming those scenes with Jonathan was great. It was such a cool thing because this is the third one and obviously the villain in this one is huge, he is no joke,” he said.

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Rudd sang praises for Jonathan Majors, complimenting his acting skills and the way he transformed into Kang while filming.

“Jonathan and the way he plays him, he's such a great actor and he had his own kind of rhythm and everything felt a little like he was in control, he was rooted and so it felt different, the shooting of the whole thing felt different and it was a little bit off balance because it's this kind of constant back and forth between Scott and Kang,” he said.

“There was a real charged cool feeling when we got to act our scenes together. I was like, 'I can't imagine any other person playing this part, he's crushing it',” he added.

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Seeing as Quantumania is the first film in Phase 5, and essentially kickstarts the next Avengers saga leading up to Kang Dynasty, is Ant-Man the de facto leader of the Avengers now?

“Well, you know, you said it, not me. But it's pretty cool that Ant Man's the one that's going to face off against Kang and kickstart this thing. It was very exciting to know that we were the ones chosen to introduce this guy and I know how big of a part he's going to play moving forward,” Paul said.

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is out in cinemas now.

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