Time is a concept that’s being explored as of late in a lot of the MCU and the larger collection of superhero movies, such as The Flash. As we venture into larger-than-ever narratives that include time travel and multiverse shenanigans, it opens the world into bigger and grander adventures. But for me, it also gives room to explore the existential dread that could come with these concepts of time, much like how Dr. Manhattan from Watchmen (2009) perceives time, you’d think ideas such as those would be explored further into these modern mythological stories. I’m sad to say that the ideas and perhaps the thesis of time presented in Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania is a clunky first step. It never develops into anything meaningful or consequential for our heroes, nor the story at large, at least for the moment.
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