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Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (2023) | Transcript

Scott Lang and Hope Van Dyne, along with Hank Pym and Janet Van Dyne, explore the Quantum Realm, where they interact with strange creatures and embark on an adventure that goes beyond the limits of what they thought was possible.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (2023)

When Scott Lang and Hope van Dyne, along with Hope’s parents, Hank Pym and Janet van Dyne, and Scott’s daughter, Cassie, are accidentally sent to the Quantum Realm, they soon find themselves exploring the Realm, interacting with strange new creatures

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(SOFT EERIE MUSIC PLAYING)

(CREATURES GRUNTING)

(CREATURES GROANING)

(WHOOSHING)

(GASPS)

(SOFT BLAST)

(TENSE MUSIC PLAYING)

(JANET BREATHING HEAVILY)

(PANTING)

(WIND BLOWING)

(GROWLS AND CHITTERS)

(CREATURE HISSES)

(JANET GASPS)

(HISSES)

(SNARLS)

(GRUNTS)

(YELPS)

(SNARLS)

(JANET GRUNTS)

(BOTH PANTING)

What is this place?

(SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC BUILDING UP)

(WELCOME BACK BY JOHN SEBASTIAN PLAYING)

(BUS BRAKES HISS)

SCOTT: My life doesn’t really make sense.

Hey.

Oh…

SCOTT: I used to ask myself a lot of questions about that.

(WHISTLING ALONG TO SONG)

“Scott, you’re a divorced excon. How are you an Avenger? Why are you time traveling with Captain America? That doesn’t make sense.”

(WHISTLES)

A lot has changed about my life.

But everywhere I go, people ask me the same thing.

Can you take a picture with my dog?

“Scott, what about now?”

(BARKS)

“What’s next?”

(DOG GRUNTS)

“Where does the ride take you?”

(DOG YIPS)

(CAMERA SHUTTER CLICKS)

If I knew that, it wouldn’t be a ride.

SCOTT: All right.

(GASPS)

It’s been a crazy few years.

Hey, guys.

Hey, hi. How are you?

For everyone.

RUBIN: Everything is ready for you.

You’re too much.

RUBIN: No, no, no.

Your money’s no good here.

Aw. Are we still talking about that?

Yes, of course.

Rubin, you are the best.

Thank you, SpiderMan.

SCOTT: So, let’s make time for the stuff that really matters.

Like friends.

Friends you didn’t even know you had.

Remember the people who got you here.

You couldn’t have done it without them.

Hey, I’m just a guy who got fired from BaskinRobbins.

Sometimes you just get lucky.

I’m lucky I met Hope Van Dyne.

I think you know who she is.

She’s taken back her dad’s company.

Now she’s using the Pym Particle for global change.

A lot of people say they want to save the world, but Hope, she saves it every day.

Thank you.

(AUDIENCE APPLAUDING)

Thank you so much.

SCOTT: Reforestation. Affordable housing.

Food production.

She’s not wasting a second.

(THUDS)

(WELCOME BACK BY JOHN SEBASTIAN CONTINUES)

SCOTT: I still can’t believe it.

None of this should have happened.

But it did.

It’s a pretty good world.

I’m glad we saved it.

“Do I miss the action?

“Sometimes.”

(SONG CONCLUDES)

“Will I be there when the Avengers need me? Absolutely. I’d never turn my back on them. But right now, the only job I want is being a dad. I love you, Cassie. Thanks for being my hero. And I’m sorry I missed some birthdays.”

(SOFT LAUGHTER)

“And for the rest of you kids out there, word of advice. Look out for the little guy. Make mistakes. Take chances. Because if there’s one thing life’s taught me, there’s always room to grow.”

(CELL PHONE RINGING)

Sorry, that’s me.

Why is jail calling?

(CELL GATE BUZZES)

Lang!

Lang!

I’m here.

All right, come on. Let’s go.

Come on.

Hey. Is she okay? Have you heard anything?

Not yet. No. Oh.

(DOOR CLACKS)

Hi, Hope. Hey, Dad.

Cassie. What happened?

Sign here.

Oh, you know, just jail stuff.

Give it back.

Hmm?

I know it was you.

Are you sure?

I mean, it was kind of hard to see through all that tear gas you fired into the park full of peaceful protestors.

Where is it?

I’m sorry. This must be really embarrassing for you.

(SIGHS)

Oh! (SIGHS)

I did find this though.

(SIREN WHOOPING)

SCOTT: You shrank a cop car?

What were you thinking?

What was I supposed to do? Look the other way?

They were clearing out a homeless camp in the middle of the night.

No, I’m not saying that…

CASSIE: And where do they expect them to go?

It’s not their fault that they lost their homes in the Blip.

I… I know that.

No one can even afford rent right now, unless you’re some trustfund asshole.

I’m not telling you what to do.

I’m just saying…

Telling her what to do.

Telling me exactly what to do.

No, you do what you want. (FUMBLES)

I’m suggesting another way to do it.

Okay.

You know, I promised your mom that you would only use this stuff when one of us was around.

It’s really dangerous tech.

I know it’s dangerous.

What if the cops took it from you? Huh?

What if you lost it?

I didn’t lose the suit.

You have a suit? Wait, you have a suit?

I know how to take care of myself, okay?

Trust me. I’m pretty good at it by now.

Ouch.

I didn’t mean it like that.

I know.

I’m sorry.

That’s okay. It’s all right.

I get it.

I just think you should get to have a normal life.

Dad, a guy dressed like a bee tried to kill me in my room when I was six.

I’ve never had a normal life.

How about some music?

SCOTT: (ON SPEAKERS) “And in that moment, all I could think was, ‘How did the Hulk turn me into a baby? Will I be a baby forever? Am I the Hulk’s baby?’ “

Dad, are you listening to your own book?

“But I was ready for anything.”

Hmm? No, that’s, uh… It’s just the radio.

“Steve and I grew close over that.”

(LAUGHS) Dad, turn it off.

SCOTT: It’s so weird.

Something’s wrong with this switch. It won’t turn off.

I said turn it off.

What’s that? Turn it up? All right.

(VOLUME INCREASES)

“A little after that, a raccoon from space showed up. I don’t think he knew my name. I was just happy to meet a raccoon who could talk.”

HANK: Mm.

Excuse me.

CASSIE: Oh.

Thank you.

JANET: Mmhmm. HANK: Hmm.

All right.

Your Nobel Prize is in the mail.

It better be. I just saved eight bucks.

God, I admire you.

Thank you.

I missed this.

No pizza in the Quantum Realm?

(CHUCKLES) No. No anything.

You know, Mom, you can talk about it.

If you want.

Sweetheart, I spent 30 years down there.

I wanna live right now.

Yep.

So, Cassie, did you make any new friends in the slammer this time?

(WHISPERS) Grandpa.

“This time”?

Was there a last time?

I mean, last time barely counts.

I didn’t know that.

Why didn’t you call me?

‘Cause I knew you’d be like this.

I would’ve just broken you out with ants.

All right, you know what? Family meeting.

Can we have a family meeting?

Isn’t that what we’re doing?

Yeah, I mean about this.

About everybody being so fine with this.

Look, you wanna help. I get it.

I do, Cassie. I really do.

(SIGHS)

But I don’t want you wasting your life.

At least I’m still trying to do something with mine.

I literally saved the world.

Oh, did you?

Well, yeah, you never mentioned that before.

Hey, everybody, Scott saved the world.

How was that for you, Scott?

You should write a book about it.

Ha ha. Hilarious.

Yeah, you’re welcome for all not being dust.

And what do you do now?

Sign books?

Aren’t you the guy who broke into VistaCorp?

Aren’t you the guy who flew all the way to Germany just to fight Captain America at the airport?

Fight with Captain America at the airport.

Wouldn’t fight Captain America.

Not insane.

People still need help, Dad.

At least we’re trying to do something that matters.

Who’s “we”?

Hmm? What are you three up to?

(LOW ROUSING MUSIC PLAYS)

Science.

With ants.

Ant science.

I don’t believe you.

Let’s just show him.

(ANTS CHITTERING)

SCOTT: Whoa. What are they building?

Are you doing this?

HANK: Actually, no, they built their own tech.

Pretty smart ants.

Okay, so when you were all, like, gone those five years, I had a lot of time.

And I started reading Grandpa Hank’s old journals, and I got really into the Quantum Realm and…

Whoa. The Quantum Realm?

CASSIE: I know we all have a history there, and I didn’t want to freak anyone out, but we’ve been talking about it.

She had some questions, okay?

I can’t help if people are inspired by me.

(MACHINE TURNS ON)

So, you’ve been studying the Quantum Realm?

Mmhmm.

Why didn’t you ask me about it?

I tried, Mom.

A lot.

You never wanted to talk about it.

Cassie’s just been curious and we gave her some pointers.

This isn’t exactly ant science, is it, Henry?

You know how dangerous the Quantum Realm is.

HOPE: Yeah, we all do, Mom.

Nobody’s going to the Quantum Realm.

That’s why we made this.

It’s like a satellite for deep space or the ocean.

But…

(MACHINE TURNS ON)

…Quantum.

(MACHINE WHIRRING)

We just need a map.

And then we can study and explore the entire Quantum Realm.

Never even have to go.

Your daughter built a subatomic Hubble Telescope in a basement.

(BOTH CHUCKLE)

You know, if I had something like this when you were gone… then I could have found you.

It’s amazing.

I’m blown away.

How does it work?

It’s kinda like that twoway radio we used to have.

You send a signal down from here, and then it collects the data, and it sends it back.

Wait. Wait a minute.

You’re sending a signal down to the Quantum Realm?

Yeah.

Shut it down now.

Janet…

HOPE: Why would we shut it…

What’s wrong?

You have to turn it off!

Stop and tell us what’s wrong!

(MACHINE TURNS OFF)

Janet?

(BREATHES HEAVILY)

There’s something I should have told…

(MACHINE TURNS ON)

(MACHINE BEEPING SOFTLY)

(ELECTRICITY LOADING)

(ALL SCREAM)

(ALL GRUNTING AND SCREAMING)

(BOTH STRAINING)

(BOTH SCREAM)

Dad?

(TRILLING)

(GRUNTS)

JANET: No!

(SCREAMS) No!

Mom!

(SCREAMING)

HANK: No!

HOPE: Damn it!

(GRUNTS)

Dad?

(GRUNTS)

(CASSIE SCREAMS)

(DISTORTED SCREAMING)

(ANTS SCREECHING)

(BOTH GRUNT)

CASSIE: (ECHOING) Dad!

Dad!

(SCOTT GASPING)

(GRUNTING)

(SCOTT PANTING)

Cassie.

(CASSIE PANTING)

(GRUNTS) Dad!

Oh, Dad. Come on. (GRUNTS)

Okay.

Are you okay?

Yeah. I’m okay.

(BOTH PANTING)

(ATMOSPHERIC RUMBLING)

(MYSTERIOUS MUSIC PLAYING)

CASSIE: Where are we?

(HOPE BREATHING HEAVILY)

(GRUNTS)

Mom!

Dad!

HANK: Hope. Over here.

Are you okay?

We should be dead.

Why aren’t we?

I don’t know.

HOPE: Are we where I think we are?

HANK: I would say yes,

but, uh, it wasn’t like this.

Janet!

Mom!

Janet!

Mom!

(CREATURES SQUEALING)

(SINISTER MUSIC BUILDS UP)

(BREATHLESSLY) Do not move.

(TENSE MUSIC PLAYING)

(ELECTRICAL CRACKLING)

(SIGHS IN RELIEF)

We need to find Scott and Cassie.

Right now.

(STATIC WHINING AND HISSING)

SCOTT: (ON COMMS) Hope?

Hope?

Hank? Can you hear me?

Can anyone hear me?

Oh, my God.

It’s okay.

What are we gonna do?

It’s okay. It’s okay. We’re okay.

We’re okay. It’s gonna be okay.

You’re saying “okay” too much.

Okay. All right. Okay. Well, it’s ’cause we are.

We’re okay. We are fine.

Hey, we’re gonna find them, and we’re gonna go home.

Mm.

(EXHALES HEAVILY)

In the meantime, look around.

It’s beautiful.

All right? We’re outside.

It’s like we’re camping. We love camping.

We’ve never been camping.

But we’ve always talked about it.

(EXHALES)

Is that sun moving?

(EERIE MUSIC PLAYING)

Get back!

(GRUNTING)

(CASSIE CRIES OUT)

Oh, my God.

SCOTT: I don’t think this is a sun!

(GASPS)

It’s fine. (STRAINING)

Dad!

SCOTT: Honey, it’s okay.

Still okay.

(GRUNTING)

Dad. Oh, my God.

That was weird.

(RUMBLING)

(LOW GROWLING)

Run.

(OMINOUS MUSIC PLAYING)

(WHIMPERING)

(CASSIE GROANS)

(CASSIE GASPS)

(CREATURE GROWLS)

(SCREECHING)

There’s Quantum people in the Quantum Realm?

Yeah.

I didn’t know that either.

What was that back there, Mom?

What was that ship looking for?

Keep your voice down.

You said there was nothing down here.

Why didn’t you tell us about all of this?

Hope, I will explain everything, but right now, I just need you to trust me.

Then make me trust you!

Let’s just calm down, all right?

We can talk about this…

We don’t have time to talk, Henry.

No, you need to tell us what’s…

And why didn’t you listen?

I told you to stay away from here.

Janet, I… I’m so sorry.

I should have told you what we were doing.

I had no idea…

I know. It’s…

We’ll talk later.

Right now, we stick together, we find Scott and Cassie, and we go home. Okay?

Okay?

Okay?

Okay.

Okay.

Stay close.

(CREATURES CHITTERING)

HANK: This is incredible.

I’ve studied the Quantum Realm for years.

Why didn’t I see any of this?

You weren’t able to look deep enough.

Not through the Void and Subatomica.

There are worlds here, worlds within worlds.

It’s a place outside time and space.

It’s a secret universe beneath ours.

(ENTHRALLING MUSIC PLAYING)

(CREATURE SQUEALS SOFTLY)

(MAN SPEAKING ALIEN LANGUAGE)

Hey, get your hands off me!

(PEOPLE SPEAKING ALIEN LANGUAGE)

SCOTT: Cassie?

(MEN YELLING)

Where’s my daughter?

Where is she?

Cassie?

(PEOPLE GRUNTING AND CHATTERING)

Where’s my daughter?

(CROWD JEERING)

(EXCLAIMS IN ALIEN LANGUAGE)

Cassie!

(MALE ALIEN GROWLS)

CASSIE: Dad!

Cassie!

Drink the ooze.

What?

(CREATURES BELLOWING)

I’ll handle this.

(NOMAD DRIVER SHOUTS IN ALIEN LANGUAGE)

(TENSE MUSIC PLAYING)

(ENGINES REVVING)

Mom.

(ALL GRUNT)

(ARTILLERY LOADING)

(GROWLS LOWLY)

(NOMAD DRIVER GRUNTS)

(GROWLS)

(GRUNTS)

(BOTH GRUNTING)

(NOMAD DRIVER GROANS)

(ALL LAUGHING)

(BOTH GRUNT SOFTLY)

Was that a… a good stab?

I got us a ride.

(CREATURE BELLOWING SOFTLY)

(CREATURE GRUNTING)

(CREATURE PURRS)

He’s friendly.

Quite a ride.

Says the man who invented flying on the back of an ant.

I like ants.

And I love that you love them. Here.

These will help us blend in.

Where exactly are we going on this?

We’re not too far from an old friend of mine.

If anyone’s heard where Scott and Cassie are, it’ll be him.

After you.

Saddle up, Ant-Man.

(CROWD CHANTING IN ALIEN LANGUAGE)

(DRUMS AND WEAPONS POUNDING RHYTHMICALLY)

Let me go! Let me go!

(MALE ALIEN EXCLAIMS PLAYFULLY)

(DRAWLING IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE)

I don’t know what you’re saying!

I don’t know what you…

(MALE ALIEN SCREAMS)

(CHANTING CONTINUES)

(LIQUID BUBBLING)

(GASPS)

No! No!

(YELLS AND GURGLES)

(CROWD CONTINUES CHANTING IN ALIEN LANGUAGE)

(FAST DISTORTED CHATTER)

CROWD: (CHANTING IN ENGLISH) Drink the ooze!

Drink the ooze!

Drink the ooze!

Drink the ooze!

Hello.

Whoa!

Hi. (CHUCKLES) Hi.

Did you drink the ooze?

Why can I understand you?

Oh. Great. That’s the ooze.

Hey, everybody, it worked! Ooze worked!

(ALL CHEERING)

MAN: We can finally be friends.

Hi. I am Veb.

You just drank me.

I did… What?

Oh. Do you need some more ooze? Here.

I can pour some ooze into your hole…

No, I’m okay.

I’m okay. I’m okay.

VEB: Oh, wow!

A big hole.

How many holes do you have?

I’m sorry. Is that a personal question?

I don’t have any holes.

(ELECTRICAL RINGING)

MAN: His name is Scott Lang.

(ELECTRICAL RINGING)

He has seven holes.

(GASPS)

Yeah, that’s right.

How did you… How did you know that?

He’s Quaz. He’s a telepath.

(SCOTT GASPS)

You can read minds?

Yeah, and I really wish I couldn’t.

Everyone is disgusting.

Hmm.

(ELECTRICAL RINGING)

Could you please stop thinking that?

Sorry.

(RINGING)

Please, stop.

Thinking?

(RINGING)

Thinking that.

I’m trying.

(RINGING)

Well, not very hard.

And I think you look weird too.

I don’t think you look weird. I think you look really cool.

I wish my head glowed.

(RINGING)

No, no, you don’t.

I know I don’t. I just… I’m nervous, okay?

And it just came out.

What are you doing here?

Are you a spy?

What? No. No, no.

MALE ALIEN: We should torture him.

Guys. No, it’s okay.

We’re not… We’re not spies. He’s my dad.

CROWD: Oh!

(SQUELCHING)

Oh… Thank you.

Welcome.

(ELECTRICAL RINGING)

Then who is San Francisco?

It’s where we’re from.

It’s a place.

Then what’s Earth?

It’s also where we’re from.

MALE ALIEN: We should torture them.

Why are you always trying to torture people?

We have other options.

Do things come out of your holes, like milk, juice…

Veb, stop asking about his holes.

Some of us have holes.

What are you doing here?

Where are you from?

(GASPS) Okay.

Up there. Up there.

CASSIE: See, above this…

The Earth.

…it’s a different universe.

Big Earth.

It’s the same universe, but it’s bigger.

SCOTT: This is Earth, but it’s a very small Earth.

CASSIE: Sometimes, I guess. SCOTT: I get big. I shrink.

And it’s like…

But I wrote a book about it, actually.

CASSIE: I don’t know.

SCOTT: This is the Quantum Realm.

You have to shrink to get in the Quantum Realm.

We shrunk. Right now, we’re really small.

It’s bigger where we’re from.

So, we’re small right now.

It’s bigger.

(MUTTERS)

(RINGING)

Okay, they’re telling the truth.

WOMAN: It doesn’t matter.

You come from above.

Like him.

So, he is hunting you.

He will burn the world to find you.

Who?

The Conqueror.

(STIRRING MUSIC PLAYING)

(CREATURE GRUNTING)

(CREATURE WHOOPS)

(ANNOUNCEMENT IN ALIEN LANGUAGE ON SPEAKERS)

(INDISTINCT CHATTER)

HANK: There are beings down here.

Intelligent beings.

I always theorized it was possible, but to be here, a subatomic universe.

This changes everything we know about life, evolution, our place in the galaxy…

Holy shit!

That guy looks like broccoli.

(GRUMBLES)

(DEVICE BUZZES)

(SPEAKING ALIEN LANGUAGE)

Keep your head down.

(ANNOUNCEMENT IN ALIEN LANGUAGE ON SPEAKERS)

(ELECTRICAL THRUMMING)

(TRILLING)

(MELLOW LOUNGE MUSIC PLAYING ON SPEAKERS)

(INDISTINCT CHATTER IN ALIEN LANGUAGE)

JANET: Follow me.

(SPEAKING ALIEN LANGUAGE)

(SPEAKING ALIEN LANGUAGE)

Drink those.

I’ll be right back.

(CHATTER TRANSITIONS TO ENGLISH)

I’m here for Krylar.

Oh.

It’s… It’s you.

Let’s keep that between us.

And Krylar.

Hello.

I don’t know your ways or customs, but I assume that you have a beverage that can get me drunk?

Absolutely, sir.

Hmm. So, what’s your story then?

(SCOFFS)

God.

(CHUCKLES)

JANET: Move.

It’s time.

Follow me.

(LOW ELECTRICAL WARBLING)

Right this way.

MALE PATRON: Hmm.

Oh.

How exactly do you know this guy?

Old, uh, freedom fighter friend of mine.

Sorry, you were a freedom fighter?

Or terrorist.

Depends on who you ask.

But, trust me, he can help.

(RUMBLING)

(CROWD GASPS)

(TABLEWARE RATTLING)

(ENGINE HUMMING)

(ELECTRICITY BUZZES)

(GLASSES RATTLING)

(ELECTRICITY BUZZES)

(GRIPPING MUSIC PLAYING)

Janet Van Dyne?

(MUSIC STOPS)

I thought you were dead.

Been a long time, Krylar.

Officially, Lord Krylar now.

I fought like hell against that.

It sounds so elitist.

You have got to be Hank. (CHUCKLES)

I’ve heard so much about you and your ants.

What are ants anyway?

Do we have ’em down here?

I don’t think so. No.

Oh. That’s too bad.

Hope.

You have to be Hope.

She talked about you every day.

That’s strange,

she never said anything about you.

I don’t think I would have told my kid either.

(PATS ON BACK)

(CHUCKLES)

Wild stuff.

Funny.

Hmm.

How wild?

Very wild, Henry. Yeah.

JANET: Uh…

Krylar, we need your help.

Janet, after all we’ve been through, together, just ask me.

Tell me, how can I help?

But… is anyone starving? I’m starving.

Boys…

Now. (CHUCKLES)

(RINGING)

(SIGHS) They don’t know anything.

About… anything.

WOMAN: Then get them out of here.

Excuse me.

Look, he’s right. I don’t know what’s going on.

We’re just trying to find our family.

Do you have a map?

All we wanna do is go… Whoa!

(ARTILLERY LOADING)

Wait, wait. Don’t shoot.

They’re with us.

(ARTILLERY POWERING DOWN)

Is that building alive?

Yours are dead?

SCOTT: Look. Excuse me.

We just wanna go home.

At least you still have a home.

What happened here?

The Conqueror burned our homes.

Our stories.

He built his citadel on the bones of our people.

Some of us escaped, found others on the run.

We gathered who we could to fight.

It was never enough.

I’m sorry.

We can help.

Uh, Cassie…

Dad, you’re an Avenger.

(WHISPERS) They need help.

No. What I need to do is get you home.

Why don’t you wanna help?

We don’t know anything about this place.

I mean, I don’t even know how time works down here.

Have we been gone for 10 seconds?

Or have we been gone for 10 years?

Think about your mom right now.

Can you imagine what she must be…

Don’t use Mom as an excuse.

You just don’t care.

No, I do care.

I know you wanna help. I do.

But this is not our fight.

Just ’cause it’s not happening to you, doesn’t mean it’s not happening.

Hey.

(SIGHS)

Would you look at me?

(ELECTRICAL RINGING)

She’s disappointed in you.

I got that. Yeah. Thank you.

You’re welcome.

We’ll talk about it later.

Right now, let’s just find the others.

No one knows this place better than Janet.

What did you say?

What?

That name.

Janet Van Dyne.

Where is she?

That’s what we’re trying to find out. You know her?

I know her.

She shouldn’t be here.

Hey, bring a round of the chasers, please.

Yes, thank you.

If you haven’t had this, don’t try it unless you want to change your life.

(WHIMPERING)

(CREATURE SQUEALING)

(CRUNCHING)

Mmm.

Krylar, we’re looking for friends of ours.

Two of them.

Human, like us.

Human, that’s the word.

Totally forgot what you call yourselves up there.

Human.

Are you not human?

Not technically, but yes.

In the ways that matter.

(DOOR OPENS)

(GUNS LOADING)

No!

(GASPS)

Let us talk.

(GUNS POWERING DOWN)

So, what is it that brings you to us, Janet?

If I remember correctly, you left.

You left all of us.

With him.

Janet, what is he talking about?

You didn’t tell them about him.

Did you say anything about what you did here?

How many people died because of you?

Does your family even know who you are?

Your mommy is full of secrets.

You’re lying.

I lie.

A lot.

Not about this.

Let them go.

He just wants me.

KRYLAR: But you want them.

So they’re coming too.

Along with those other friends of yours.

I heard about them.

But he did too.

And, uh, he sent the Hunter.

What kind of hunter?

Uh, not a man. Not a machine.

A mechanized organism designed only

for killing.

(UNEASY MUSIC PLAYING)

Where are they?

No clue.

Dead.

(SUIT POWERING UP)

Probably dead.

(ENGINE WHIRRING)

Oh, this is so sad when all of this could have been avoided, Janet.

Just give him what he wants.

What happened to you?

We fought against him.

He can be very persuasive.

Let’s pay him a visit.

(SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC BUILDS UP)

I think we’re done here.

(GRUNTS)

(YELPS)

(BOTH GRUNT)

(PEOPLE SCREAMING)

(YELPS)

Can that ship get us out of here?

(GROANS)

Cover me?

Always.

(TENSE MUSIC PLAYING)

(SCREAMS)

(CREATURE CHITTERING)

(KISSES)

(GASPING)

(SCREAMING)

JANET: Henry, take the helm.

I’m gonna hotwire this thing.

(SQUELCHING)

Where are the controls?

Those are the controls.

(GRUNTING)

What the hell?

You’ll be great. It’s like flying a bike.

(SHIP POWERS UP)

Is the bike alive?

(ENGINE REVVING)

Hands, all the way in!

(GROANS)

Like stuffing a turkey.

Ugh.

(CONTROLS SCREECH)

(ENGINE THRUSTS)

Really, him?

He used to be charming.

That guy?

I was down here for 30 years, Henry.

I had needs.

Oh, my God.

Look, I get it. I’ve got needs too.

Oh, my God!

I had dinner with someone a few times.

Her name was Linda.

It didn’t work out.

What went wrong?

She wasn’t you, baby.

Get everyone in the ships. We’re leaving.

All right.

And, Xolum.

XOLUM: Right here.

Take them as far away from here as you can.

Why?

What?

If you’re looking for Janet, he’s looking for you.

(SPOOKY HUMMING)

You led them straight to us.

(GASPS)

SCOTT: Come on, come on.

Take as many as you can.

We’ll hold them off.

(PANICKED SHOUTING)

(SCREAMS)

(YELLING AND GRUNTING)

Go!

Come on! Hurry, hurry!

VEB: We gotta go! We gotta go!

Get on. Get on now!

We have to go now. Now!

(GRUNTING)

(YELPS)

(SCREAMS) Oh, my God!

(GASPS)

(GRUNTING)

(XOLUM SCREAMS)

Cassie, let’s go!

Get to the sanctuary.

Wait for my message.

XOLUM: Veb, we’re leaving. VEB: No. No, wait!

XOLUM: Move! Move! VEB: All my friends.

(GRUNTING)

(WHIMPERS)

(BOTH SCREAM)

QUANTUMNAUT: Give up the travelers.

The Conqueror will show you mercy.

I know his mercy.

(GRUNTING)

(YELLS)

(GROANS)

Stay here. I’m…

Cassie?

Oh, no.

(PANTING)

(GROANING)

(CASSIE GRUNTING)

(YELPS)

(GUN LOADS)

(GRUNTS)

Okay. I have a suit.

Yeah, I noticed.

You okay?

Yes.

Look, momentum, right?

Jump, tap, right? One move. Jump, tap.

I know how to do it, Dad.

Oh, do you? Really?

CASSIE: Yes.

‘Cause it didn’t look like it from my end.

I just… I messed up on the timing.

Jump… (GRUNTS)

(ALL GRUNTING)

Like that.

You see what I did? You see what I did?

No. You’re like this small.

I jumped and tapped.

(GASPS)

(PANTING)

(RINGING)

Jentorra, we have to go.

(GROANS)

Get to the ship!

(PEOPLE SHOUTING)

(GROANING)

(EXPLOSIONS)

(GUNFIRE CEASES)

(UNSETTLING MUSIC PLAYING)

(MECHANICAL HISSING)

(HEAVY THUDDING)

MALE ROBOTIC VOICE: Welcome back to the Quantum Realm, Scott.

I’ve been waiting a long time for this.

What?

Is someone in there?

MALE ROBOTIC VOICE: Oh, yes.

The destiny you cannot escape.

Our fates have always been forged together… ever since that day we met.

(LAUGHING)

Wow.

Scott Lang.

Get away from us!

DARREN: The day you broke me.

(GROANING)

(SCREAMING)

Banished me down here.

SCOTT: Wait.

Darren?

Surprised to see me?

Yeah.

It’s the bee guy? (BREATH TREMBLING)

It’s the bee guy?

DARREN: Cassie?

I almost didn’t recognize you.

How are you not dead?

I became the ultimate weapon.

That… That… That’s what this is?

(GRUNTS)

Look, Darren.

(GROWLS)

(CASSIE SCREAMS)

(BOTH GROANING)

DARREN: Darren is dead!

There is only M.O.D.O.K.!

And there’s no place you can run, Scott.

Not from me.

And not from him.

He’s the future.

He’s the past.

And now all he needs is you.

Mom?

What’s after Scott and Cassie?

We have to find them.

There’s something I have to do first.

They could be dead!

Hope, please.

And you’re still hiding things from us.

I am trying to protect you.

From what?

Who are you so afraid of?

SCOTT: Third time in jail?

Four.

(SOFT WHIRRING)

M.O.D.O.K.: And here we are again.

Face to face.

That’s a face. It’s a…

It’s a big face.

Why are you just a floating head?

Maybe you could walk us through this, Darren.

You left Darren to die in the Quantum Realm.

But the Conqueror found me.

Rebuilt me.

Made me the ultimate weapon.

(M.O.D.O.K SCREAMING)

A mechanized organism designed only for…

Oh, M.O.D.O.K.?

Oh, uh, MO… Oh, I get it. It’s an acronym.

It’s an acronym.

Mechanized organism designed only for killing.

Actually, that’s M.O.D.O.F.K.

I bet you thought you’d seen the last of me.

Just now noticing the baby legs.

They’re not baby legs.

A little bit like a Björn.

You think you’re so smart.

Scott Lang, the man who took everything from me.

Who stole my whole life.

But I did it.

(GASPS)

I got you here.

I found your signal, Cassie.

Thanks for that, by the way.

Couldn’t have done it without you.

(M.O.D.O.K. LAUGHS DERISIVELY)

You’re looking at a man set free.

I’ve created so much more here than you could possibly imagine.

All for him.

(SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYING)

I wasn’t the only one stranded in the Quantum Realm.

(BREATHING HEAVILY)

What is this place? (BREATHING HEAVILY)

JANET: He said he was a traveler.

A scientist who crashed off course.

(RUMBLING)

He had a ship beyond anything I had ever seen.

A ship that could travel the Multiverse.

The Multiverse?

As in alternate dimensions?

Parallel realities?

I didn’t believe it at first.

But it’s real.

Just like we theorized.

Can this take us home?

(INTRIGUING MUSIC PLAYS)

It can take you anywhere.

(CREATURE GRUNTING SOFTLY)

Yah!

(CREATURE GRUNTS)

JANET: I’d never met anyone like him.

He felt so lost.

I guess we both were.

But we had a way out.

We tried everything to recharge his ship’s energy core.

Nothing worked.

But after so many years alone, it was nice to have a friend.

I lied to Hope.

I told her I was coming home.

(PENSIVE MUSIC PLAYING)

I can see her by the door.

Waiting for me.

That’s the last thing I did… was lie to her.

I just thought I’d have more time.

I can give that to you.

Time.

It’s not what you think it is.

It’s a cage.

And it does everything it can to break you.

It’s not until you free yourself from it that you see just how small it always was.

We’re going to get out of here.

(JANET SIGHS)

She’s gonna open the door…

(CHUCKLES SOFTLY)

…and you’ll be there.

I promise.

Let’s get to work.

Okay.

(INTRIGUING MUSIC PLAYING)

JANET: It took ages, but we did it.

(POWERING UP)

We brought it back to life.

Let’s go home.

His ship was neurokinetic.

Connected to his thoughts.

When I touched it…

(ELECTRICAL BLAST)

I saw his mind.

(ELECTRICITY BUZZING)

JANET: I felt…

(WOMAN SCREAMING)

JANET: …what he had done.

(SCREAMS)

(PEOPLE SCREAMING IN PAIN)

JANET: Entire worlds, entire timelines.

Gone, like they never even existed.

(JANET GASPS)

(BREATHES HEAVILY)

(MUFFLED PEOPLE SCREAMING)

(SCREAMING CONTINUES)

(SCREAMING STOPS)

Janet?

We can leave.

Right now.

Who is Kang?

Who I need to be.

He didn’t crash here.

He was exiled here.

Outside space and time.

The only place that could hold him.

Exiled?

By who?

I don’t know.

But they sabotaged his ship.

And trapped him here.

And because of me, he was getting out.

Janet?

(UNSETTLING MUSIC PLAYING)

Stay away.

You saved my life.

I made a promise.

Just let me take you home.

And then?

What are you going to do?

(SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC BUILDING UP)

Win.

(MENACING MUSIC PLAYING)

I told you time isn’t what you think.

I can make it… so you never left her.

Hope is going to open the door and you’ll be there.

And how many worlds will die… if you get out?

Not yours.

She’ll never know.

Don’t you want to see your daughter again?

I can’t let you leave.

Why do you think you can stop me?

(SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC BUILDS UP)

(JANET GRUNTS)

(KANG GRUNTS)

(SCREAMS)

(GRUNTS)

(JANET SCREAMS)

(GROANS)

Give it to me, Janet.

Give it to me!

I couldn’t beat him. He was too powerful.

What did you do?

(PANTING)

(BREATH TREMBLING)

(WHISPERS) I’m sorry, Hope.

No!

(DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING)

(STRAINING)

(SCREAMS)

(GRUNTING)

JANET: I blew up his core.

Cut him off from time.

And trapped us both down here forever.

But I gave him back enough.

Now that he had his suit back, he became what he always was.

A conqueror.

He’s got weapons and technology centuries beyond anything we can dream of.

He took his prison and made it his empire.

I spent years fighting him, running from him, hiding from him.

And then you saved me.

You brought me home.

But I didn’t deserve it.

(SIGHS)

I unleashed a monster on this place and ran away.

Janet, you couldn’t have known.

I’m sorry I never told you.

I just wanted to forget.

I just wanted to be your mom again.

(SNIFFLES)

I’m so sorry you had to go through all of that alone.

But you are not alone now.

We’ll stop him together.

He’s after the core.

But he needs Pym Particles to reach it.

And if he’s got Scott and Cassie, he’s got Pym Particles.

And a head start.

Exactly.

We gotta get out of here.

JANET: Hope.

He cannot get out.

(FOOTSTEPS APPROACHING)

You’re an interesting man…

Scott Lang.

Um, I don’t know who you are, but you’ve made a big mistake.

Okay? (CHUCKLES)

I’m an Avenger.

I’ve called the other Avengers…

You’re an Avenger?

Have I killed you before?

(SCOFFS) What?

They all blur together after a while.

You’re not the one with the hammer?

No, that’s Thor.

We get confused a lot.

Similar body types. Who are you?

Just a man who’s lost a lot of time.

Like you.

But we can help each other with that.

M.O.D.O.K. tells me you’re a good thief.

Yeah, he stole something from me.

(GRUNTS)

Do not speak when I am in the room.

(GASPS)

(M.O.D.O.K. STRAINING)

(GROANING)

(GASPS)

Gotta say, Janet was a lot more helpful.

You know Janet too?

Does everyone down here know Janet?

She didn’t tell you about me?

I guess that’s not a surprise.

Janet stole something from me.

My ticket out of here.

And you’re the only one who can steal it back.

And why would I do that?

Because you want to get out of here.

And I need to get out of here.

Because I know how it ends.

CASSIE: How what ends?

All of it.

I don’t live in a straight line.

And with time, it’s hard not to skip to the end.

So, if you want to stop what’s coming, and trust me, you do… I am the only shot you have.

What’s coming?

Me.

A lot of me.

They exiled me, down here.

They’re afraid of me.

But I’m the man who can get you home.

So,

do we have a deal?

No, I don’t think we do.

(BREATHES SHAKILY)

(GROANS)

Dad!

Let me make this easy for you.

You will bring me what I need or I will kill your daughter in front of you, then make you relive that moment over and over again in time, endlessly, until you beg me to kill you.

Do we understand?

(SCOTT GRUNTS)

Don’t do this.

(GRUNTS, GROANS)

I’m a man who likes to be understood.

(ELECTRICAL CRACKLING)

(GRUNTING IN PAIN)

CASSIE: Dad.

Don’t listen to him.

(SCREAMS)

No! No!

Look, we can talk about this.

Don’t do it!

You really should do it.

SCOTT: Please.

(ELECTRICAL CRACKLING)

(GROANING)

(STRAINED) That’s my daughter, please.

Do you want her to live, or do you want her to die?

Please!

You think I’m lying?

(GROANS)

Do I look like a liar to you?

(SCREAMS)

Stop!

CASSIE: Dad!

I’ll do it. I’ll do it.

I’ll do it. Just let her go.

Let her go. Let her go!

(PANTS, YELPS)

(GROANS)

(GRUNTS IN PAIN)

You’re out of your league.

AntMan.

Just be glad I need you.

Don’t touch her again.

Then give me what I need.

Where is it?

(GASPS)

(RUMBLING)

What is that?

It was a multiversal engine core.

A power source that can take you anywhere in space and time.

Then Janet blew it up.

It’s in that?

JANET: It is that.

And we have to get to the center.

(SIGHS) That’s good to know.

M.O.D.O.K.: You’ll have to shrink down and pass through the eye of the storm.

Once you’re inside, find the core and size it back down.

What does it look like?

When I steal something, I usually know what I’m stealing.

You’ll know it when you see it.

Get in and out as fast as you can.

The longer you’re in there, the more your mind will come undone.

Better hurry.

(GRUNTING)

Dad!

(WHISPERING) I’m sorry.

(SHUSHES)

This is all my fault.

Hey, hey, hey, hey.

No.

I messed up.

Cassie.

My whole life happened because I messed up.

The only thing I didn’t mess up is you.

(GRUNTING)

Dad!

SCOTT: It’s okay.

It’s okay.

I love you, Peanut.

(SNIFFLES) I love you too.

(INHALES SHARPLY)

(SIGHS)

(FRAGMENTS CLINKING)

(ROUSING MUSIC PLAYING)

(MUSIC STOPS)

(SOFT BLAST)

(PANTING HEAVILY)

Okay. I’m in.

Darren, can you hear me?

Darren?

Darren?

M.O.D.O.K., can you hear me?

M.O.D.O.K.: (ON COMMS) What?

I’m in.

M.O.D.O.K.: Okay.

Okay, so what do I do? What’s the plan?

Don’t die?

Thanks. Big help, M.O.D.O.K.

M.O.D.O.K.: Do you see it?

(SIGHS)

Yeah. I see it.

(EXHALES SHARPLY)

I’m heading in.

Whoa!

(GASPS) What the hell?

What the hell?

What the hell?

M.O.D.O.K.: I told you, Scott.

Getting in was just the beginning.

You never said that.

Why am I looking at another me?

I’m not another me. You’re another me.

You just came out…

Why am I looking at another me?

M.O.D.O.K.: You’re looking at the possibility of another you.

You’re in a Probability Storm.

What does any of that mean?

You don’t know?

Why would I know?

Because you got me in here.

Oh, so, I am the real one, huh?

No. I didn’t say that.

(BOTH GRUNT)

What the hell?

What the hell?

What the hell?

What the hell?

Wait. Wait, wait.

What the hell?

What the hell?

What is this place?

M.O.D.O.K.: It’s a Probability Storm.

Every choice you could make, existing all at once.

What is he saying? What’s he saying?

(SHUSHES)

What’s he saying?

M.O.D.O.K.: You’re inside Schrödinger’s box.

And you’re the cat.

That doesn’t make sense.

Oh, I get it.

Nobody move! All right? Nobody move!

Why should we listen to you? You’re not even the real one.

What the hell?

Am I real?

Am I real?

Am I real?

I am the real one!

What the hell?

What the hell. I’m the real one.

Whoa, whoa, guys. Hey, relax.

Take it easy. Breathe.

We’ll figure this out. Together.

Who are you?

Why are you dressed like that?

Because I work at Baskin-Robbins.

This is my uniform.

These are normal clothes.

Why are you dressed like that?

OTHER SCOTT: Do you have ice cream?

Enough! Let’s do this!

(DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING)

(MUSIC STOPS)

Oh, we’re all gonna die.

(PANICKED CHATTER)

Wait. Whoa, whoa.

Wait. Wait!

No! No!

(RADIO STATIC)

SCOTT: No! Wait! No!

I’ve got a read on Scott.

(BREATHING HEAVILY)

OTHER HOPE: Out of the way!

HOPE: Mom! What is this?

What are you doing?

JANET: Don’t look at them. They’re just possibilities.

(OTHER HOPES SQUABBLING)

JANET: They’re not you.

HOPE: (SHOUTS) Scott, where are you?

(FRIGHTENED SCREAMING)

Why am I here?

(PANTING)

OTHER SCOTT: Don’t worry. It’ll work this time.

What are you… Wait, wait, no, no. Stop.

Stop! No!

I got this, guys.

(SCOTT SCREAMING)

I got this! I got it!

(GRUNTS)

(SCREAMS)

HOPE: Scott, where are you?

Scott! (PANTING)

(WHISPERS) Where are you, Scott?

I can’t breathe.

OTHER SCOTT: Ow, that’s my neck.

(SCOTTS GROANING AND GRUNTING)

Stop kicking me!

(GRUNTING)

OTHER SCOTT: Help!

Oh, my back!

We’re all gonna die!

OTHER SCOTT: Get off me!

(GASPING) Dad.

(OTHER SCOTTS TALKING INDISTINCTLY)

CASSIE: Come back.

Dad, if you can hear me, come back. Just come back.

Don’t give up.

(SOFTLY) Come on.

CASSIE: Dad, just come back…

Come on.

CASSIE: …one more time.

OTHER SCOTT 1: She needs us. CASSIE: Please.

OTHER SCOTT 2: Yes, come on.

CASSIE: Come back.

She needs us. Let’s do it together.

Get him up! Get him up!

Grab him! Grab him!

Let’s go.

Come on, lift him!

Yes!

I got ya, I got ya! Go.

Come on. That’s it.

Come on!

Give him a boost!

Give him a boost!

Come on, we’re doing it for Cassie! Fellas, let’s go!

Everyone together!

What are you doing?

How are you able to do that?

SCOTT: I’ll tell you how.

We all want the same thing.

And I’m coming, Cassie.

(OTHER SCOTTS TALKING INDISTINCTLY)

(STRAINS)

(BOTH GRUNT)

Go get her, pal.

(OTHER SCOTTS GRUNTING AND SHOUTING)

(GRUNTING)

Everyone, let’s go!

Come on!

(FALLING SCOTTS SCREAMING)

Come on, closer.

Get him higher!

Hang on, guys, hang on.

Careful. Steady, steady.

(FALLING SCOTTS SCREAM)

(SCOTT GASPS)

Steady. That’s it.

Let’s go.

(DEVICE WHIRRS)

(SCOTT GRUNTS)

(THUD)

SCOTT: What?

(ENERGY LOADS, FIRES)

SCOTT: No.

What happened? Did it work?

Sorry, buddy!

(PANICKED CHATTER)

SCOTT: No, no, no.

OTHER SCOTTS: No, no, no.

(WINGS BUZZING)

(TRIUMPHANT MUSIC PLAYING)

SCOTT: Hope, are you real?

HOPE: I’m real.

SCOTT: Then let’s do this.

HOPE: You ready?

SCOTT: Ready.

(HOPE GRUNTS)

(BLASTING)

(BOTH GRUNTING)

(HOPE PANTING)

(CORE POWERS OFF)

(BOTH PANTING)

HOPE: Come on.

We gotta get that thing out of here.

No, no, no. Wait. He’s got Cassie.

What?

JANET: Scott.

Janet.

Give that to me. (PANTING)

We have to go now.

No.

He’s got Cassie.

We will save her.

I promise you we will save her,

but you cannot give that to him.

KANG: I wouldn’t trust her.

(TENSE MUSIC PLAYING)

Janet has a way of… changing her mind.

(BREATHES HEAVILY)

Hello, Jellybean.

So… what’s it gonna be, Scott?

M.O.D.O.K.: (DISTORTED) Well, well.

If it isn’t my old mentor.

(GASPING)

Hi, Hank.

Darren?

Didn’t expect to see your protégé again after all…

Holy shit, Darren.

What happened to you?

(YELLING) I’m the ultimate weapon!

(SHUDDERS)

(M.O.D.O.K. GRUNTING)

Do I need to take it?

Where is my daughter?

Scott.

Don’t.

We had a deal.

She’ll be fine without you.

(BOTH GASP)

(BOTH GRUNTING)

(M.O.D.O.K. GRUNTING)

M.O.D.O.K.: So long, Hank.

(GRUNTING)

Henry.

(GRUNTS)

You left me right here to die.

Let’s see how they do.

(HEAVY FOOTFALL)

(LOW GROWLING)

(CHITTERING)

What did you see?

We didn’t really get a chance to talk about it last time.

But I always wondered.

When you touched my mind… what did you see?

A monster who thinks he’s a god.

When you can see time the way I do, you don’t get to close your eyes.

And you’re the only one who sees?

I am the only one that can see it’s broken.

And who broke it?

I did.

Every version of me.

My variants.

Throughout the Multiverse.

Playing with time, like children.

But I saw how it ends.

I saw their chaos spreading across realities.

Universes colliding.

Endless incursions.

I saw the Multiverse.

And it was dying.

All because of them.

So, I took control.

You mean you started a war.

And now you wanna wipe away any universe that’s a threat to you.

That’s what monsters do.

That’s what conquerors do.

They burn the broken world.

And they make a new one.

You don’t care about saving anything or anyone.

You only want revenge because they beat you.

Because you lost.

I have lost.

You have no idea what I have lost.

And I will burn them out of time for what they’ve done to me.

You’ll be wiping out entire timelines.

Murdering trillions of people.

I wish that mattered, Janet.

(CASSIE GRUNTING)

(GROANS)

(GASPS)

(CASSIE GRUNTS)

(SCREAMS)

(PANTING)

CASSIE: Oh, God. What am I doing?

(SCOTT GROANING)

(SCOTT GASPS)

(CHITTERING)

SCOTT: What?

Hank!

Are these your ants?

From the ant farm?

Yes, Scott, they’re my ants.

How did you find them down here?

I’ve been picking up strange signals ever since we crashed.

(LOW ELECTRICAL WARBLING)

First I thought maybe it was a malfunction.

Some kind of interference.

What is that?

But it wasn’t.

It was the ants.

They were reaching out the whole time.

Apparently, they passed through some sort of time dilation.

They’ve lived thousands of years in a single day, expanding their knowledge, their science, becoming more advanced than I could have ever thought.

I didn’t find them.

They found me.

I told you they were smart.

They’ve already built something of a technocratic Class-Two civilization.

I mean, I know socialism is a charged word, but we could learn a lot from these…

Dad.

Yeah, they’re my ants.

And ants don’t give up.

I don’t care who this guy is.

I don’t care what he can do.

I’m getting Cassie.

So, how do we even the odds against Kang?

(CHITTERING)

We’ve got some ideas.

What are you thinking?

Well, as a great writer once said, “There’s always room to grow.”

You read my book?

Every goddamn word.

Come on. Let’s go to work.

(BREATHING DEEPLY)

(TINY FOOTSTEPS PATTERING)

(GRUNTS)

(GASPS)

Hey! I’m sorry. (PANTING)

That was probably terrifying.

What are you doing here?

I’m rescuing you.

How?

That’s a good question.

Does this thing have like a key?

Or a card? Like a room key?

(KEYPAD BEEPING)

Do you know, like a…

(GASPS)

Shit!

(CASSIE GRUNTING)

Jump and tap.

(BOTH GRUNTING)

(GROANS)

(GRUNTS)

(KEYPAD CHIMES)

Jentorra.

I’m sorry I got your people hurt.

How can I help?

(QUANTUMNAUT GROANING)

(GRUNTS)

Wow.

Let’s hurt ’em back.

Damn, you’re cool.

Do you have a plan?

Freeing you was basically my plan.

Do you have a plan?

We need to get a message out to anyone who can still fight.

Then free our people from the detention cells below and launch a counteroffensive from within.

Yeah, you have a plan.

So, how do we get a message out?

Follow me.

Okay. Great.

I built an empire down here, Janet.

And I’m taking it with me.

(MAJESTIC MUSIC PLAYING)

(MARCHING FOOTSTEPS)

You really should’ve let me out when you had the chance.

(CONTROLS TRILLING)

History is not written.

It is forged.

Today, we ascend.

From this fortress, I will take my revenge on those who banished me.

Today we conquer eternity.

And the dynasty of Kang shall…

(BROADCASTING STOPS)

CASSIE: Hello? Is this working?

Cassie?

I can’t tell if this is working.

Okay. I think we’re on.

I’ll hold them off. Get the message out.

I thought you were getting the message out.

Now!

(GRUNTS)

We’re inside. We breached the tower.

And I’m with Jentorra.

He’s not invincible.

(GASPS)

(PANTING)

I know it might feel like it’s too late, like all we do is just lose.

But the family I’ve lost

taught me to keep fighting.

And if they were here, they would too.

We need to look out for the little guy.

My dad taught me that.

‘Cause when people needed help, he didn’t look the other way.

(GROANS)

And neither do we.

(BOTH GRUNT)

We need to move!

Come to the tower! Fight back!

I know you’ve been waiting. Now is the time to strike.

He knows he can’t take all of us.

Come to the…

Cassie.

I think I found the signal. Mom’s gotta be there, too.

Let’s go.

I’ll drive.

(CONTROLS SQUELCHING)

(ENGINE ACCELERATING)

Find Lang’s daughter.

(TENSE MUSIC PLAYING)

Kill her.

(GASPS, GRUNTS)

(SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYS)

(ALL GRUNTING)

(GUARD GROANS)

JENTORRA: Let’s go. Let’s go!

If you want to fight, follow me!

(WOMAN SCREAMS)

M.O.D.O.K.: It’s over, Cassie.

Free the others. Go!

(PEOPLE SCREAMING)

(CASSIE GRUNTS)

He’s gonna see us coming.

Yeah. I’ll make sure of it.

Begin the launch.

(DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING)

(MACHINE POWERING UP)

(EXPLOSION)

(GRUNTS)

(GRUNTS)

(SCREAMS)

(GRUNTING)

M.O.D.O.K.: Your dad’s not here, Cassie, but I guess that’s not a big surprise.

(GUNS COCKING)

(PANTING)

(LOUD THUD)

(GASPS)

(LOUD THUD)

(GASPS)

(RUMBLING)

(THUDDING CONTINUES)

(FOOTSTEPS THUNDERING)

SCOTT: (DISTORTED) Kang!

We had a deal.

You took my daughter!

Holy shit.

(BREATHING HEAVILY)

That’s big.

(QUANTUMNAUTS SCREAMING)

(ROUSING MUSIC PLAYING)

SCOTT: You lied to me!

Our word is our bond.

Without that, we’re nothing!

(QUANTUMNAUTS SCREAM)

Bring him down.

QUANTUMNAUT: Yes, sir.

HOPE: Keep going. I’ve got them.

Yeah, come on!

(GROANING)

(GROANING)

SCOTT: There’s so many!

HOPE: Scott! I can’t hold them!

SCOTT: They came.

Way to go, Cassie!

Yes!

SCOTT: Come on! Let’s go!

QUANTUM FIGHTER: Revolution!

(ALL SHOUTING EXCITEDLY)

VEB: Burn it all down.

XOLUM: Fight!

(ALL SHOUTING)

(CONTROLS BEEPING)

(XOLUM GRUNTS)

Cover! Get down!

(ALL GRUNTING)

(CHOKING)

What is the bridge code?

QUANTUMNAUT: I’ll die first.

(ELECTRICAL RINGING)

Oneeightonefourseven.

QUANTUMNAUT: Damn!

(GRUNTS)

(QUANTUMNAUT GROANS)

(QUANTUM FIGHTERS SHOUTING BATTLE CRIES)

XOLUM: You’ll need this.

VEB: Hi.

This is our home!

Let’s take it back!

(ALL SHOUT)

(VEB GROANING)

XOLUM: No!

(QUANTUM FIGHTERS EXCLAIM)

(WHIMPERING)

VEB: I have holes.

I have holes!

(SCREAMS)

(QUANTUMNAUTS SCREAMING)

(VEB WHOOPING)

I didn’t know he could do that.

(ALL CHEERING)

(SCOTT GRUNTING)

SCOTT: Kang!

Where is she?

Launch now!

(CONTROLS TRILLING)

(MACHINE POWERING UP)

SCOTT: Whoa.

What is that?

HOPE: He’s getting out.

SCOTT: Oh, no, he’s not.

(HEROIC MUSIC PLAYING)

Keep him away from the rings.

(PANTING)

(GRUNTS)

(SCOTT GRUNTS)

(CASSIE GRUNTS)

(SCOTT GRUNTING)

(STRAINING)

CASSIE: Whoa! Dad!

(GASPING)

Dad, I’m coming!

(SCOTT GRUNTING)

(GROANS)

(PANTING)

Dad!

(GROANS)

(M.O.D.O.K. LAUGHING MOCKINGLY)

Nowhere left to run.

(PANTING)

(GASPS)

(WHISPERS) Please let this work.

(GRUNTS)

(M.O.D.O.K. SCREAMS, GRUNTS)

(M.O.D.O.K. GRUNTING)

M.O.D.O.K.: Hey, where do you think you’re going?

Let’s go.

You think this is over? Come on! Let’s go.

CASSIE: Darren, just stop trying to be whatever this is.

I don’t know what to be.

Tell me what to be.

I don’t know. Just don’t be a dick.

It’s too late.

Look at me.

I’m such a dick.

It’s never too late to stop being a dick.

(FOOTSTEPS THUNDERING)

HOPE: We’ve gotta stop him.

SCOTT: I have an idea.

HOPE: Ready?

SCOTT: Probably not.

One, two, three. Now!

(HOPE GRUNTS)

(SCOTT SCREAMING)

(ALL SCREAMING)

(MACHINE POWERING DOWN)

(SCOTT GRUNTS)

Dad!

Dad!

Cassie?

You’re huge.

I’m huge. (SQUEALS)

(CASSIE LAUGHS)

I love you, Peanut.

I love you too.

I’m so proud of you.

I feel like I’m hugging Godzilla.

I know. It feels so cool.

I know, right?

I’m so hungry.

Yeah, that happens.

I could eat everything.

Everything. I know.

But I really want like a lime.

Right?

Citrus. It’s weird. I know.

Citrus.

SCOTT: It’s…

(BOTH PANTING)

(QUANTUM FIGHTERS YELLING)

(GRUNTS) Take the tower!

(ALL YELLING)

(GROANS SOFTLY)

(GASPS)

(GROANS)

(PANTING)

(MUFFLED EXPLOSIONS)

It’s over.

You still can’t see it.

It’s never over.

(PANTING)

(SINISTER MUSIC PLAYING)

(GRUNTING)

(QUANTUM FIGHTERS SCREAMING)

(YELLS)

(QUANTUM FIGHTERS GROANING)

(KANG GRUNTS)

(SCREAMS)

(JANET GRUNTING)

(GUARDS GROANING)

(QUANTUM FIGHTERS SCREAMING)

(GRUNTS)

(XOLUM YELLS)

(ELECTRICITY LOADING)

(KANG GRUNTS)

(GROANS)

(SCREAMING)

(GRUNTS)

(GRUNTING IN PAIN)

(PANICKED SHOUTING)

We have to go, right now.

No.

QUAZ: Come on.

No!

VEB: I know, I know, but we have to go.

No! (SOBBING)

VEB: Come on.

(SCREAMING)

(QUANTUM FIGHTERS SHOUTING IN PANIC)

(SCOTT GRUNTS)

(BREATHING HEAVILY)

(BOTH GRUNTING)

(HOPE GRUNTS)

(ALL GRUNTING)

(KANG GRUNTS)

(FIRING)

(HOPE GRUNTS)

(BOTH GRUNTING)

SCOTT: You son of a…

(GRUNTS)

(SCOTT GROANS)

CASSIE: Oh, God. HOPE: Scott.

Come on.

(GRUNTS)

KANG: You think this is new to me?

Do you know how many rebellions I have put down?

VEB: No, no, no, no, no.

How many worlds I’ve conquered?

How many Avengers I’ve killed?

And you think you can beat me?

I am Kang!

You…

You talk to ants.

(TRUMPETING IN DISTANCE)

(ANTS SQUEAKING)

(TENSE MUSIC PLAYING)

(QUANTUMNAUT SCREAMS)

(DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING)

(SCREAMS)

(ANTS SCREECHING)

(KANG GRUNTING)

(ENGINE ACCELERATING)

(ENGINE WHINES)

(GRUNTS)

(SCREAMS)

(YELLS)

My name is Darren, and I am not a dick!

(GRUNTS, SCREAMS)

(GROANING)

(SCREAMS)

(MUSIC OUTRO SWELLING)

(MUSIC ENDS)

Sorry I’m late.

Lotta ants.

Oh, is this you?

(M.O.D.O.K. GROANS)

Maybe you were right about me, Cassie.

SCOTT: Darren.

Are you okay?

(COUGHS)

Probably not.

Darren?

Hi, Hope.

You changed your hair.

(CHUCKLES AWKWARDLY)

What the hell happened?

Yeah. No, it’s…

It’s a whole thing. I’ll tell you later.

That was… I… I don’t know what to say.

Thanks, Scott.

You always were a brother to me.

I was?

I was.

(WISTFUL MUSIC PLAYING)

(COUGHING)

(EXHALES SHARPLY)

And at least I died an Avenger.

Yeah.

You did.

Yeah. No, it’s…

You’re in.

(DARREN SIGHS IN RELIEF)

(WISTFUL MUSIC CONTINUES)

(DARREN EXHALES)

A lot has happened today.

JANET: Henry?

Janet?

Mom, where are you?

JANET: I’m in the tower.

I think I can give us one shot back.

But we don’t have much time.

If we wanna go home… we have to go now.

We’ll finish this.

Thank you.

VEB: Thank you.

Oh, wow! (CHUCKLES)

Come on! Let’s go!

All right. Good luck.

Good luck. Come on.

(BREATHING HEAVILY)

(SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYING)

Thanks, buddy.

(CHIRPS)

(JANET SIGHS IN RELIEF)

You did it.

Let’s go home.

(BOTH GRUNT)

(GRUNTS)

(PORTAL RUMBLES)

(GRUNTS)

(CASSIE GASPS)

(SCOTT YELPS)

(CASSIE GRUNTS)

(GROANS)

(GROANS)

Where’s Scott?

He was right behind me.

(BREATHES HEAVILY)

(CRACKLING)

(GROANS)

(GRUNTING)

(YELLS)

(SCOTT GRUNTS)

(GROANS)

(KANG GRUNTS)

(GRUNTS)

(SCOTT GROANS)

(BOTH PANTING)

You should’ve looked the other way.

Yeah, well, never been great at that.

(BOTH GRUNTING)

And you’re not getting out.

(GROANING)

I want you to remember.

You could’ve gone home.

(TENSE MUSIC PLAYING)

(BOTH GRUNTING)

You could’ve seen your daughter again.

(GROANS)

(DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING)

(GRUNTS IN PAIN)

But you thought you could win.

(GRUNTING)

(YELLS IN PAIN)

(SCOTT SHOUTS)

(GRUNTING)

(ELECTRICITY CRACKLING)

(GROANS)

I don’t have to win.

We both just have to lose.

(TENSE MUSIC PLAYING)

(KANG GRUNTS)

(GRUNTS, SCREAMS)

(THUD)

(HEROIC MUSIC PLAYING)

(SCREAMS, GROANS)

(YELLS)

(BOTH GRUNTING)

(SCREAMING IN PAIN)

(BOTH GRUNT)

(FRAGMENTS CLATTERING)

Dad!

(BOTH GROANING)

Where… Where…

Where is she? Is she…

No, she’s okay.

Where is she?

She’s okay. She’s okay. She’s okay.

Scott, they’re all okay.

She’s safe?

They’re all okay. You did it.

You did it.

(GROANS IN PAIN)

Sorry. Sorry, sorry.

No, no, no.

No, don’t let go. Don’t let go.

Don’t let go.

Don’t ever let go.

HOPE: I got you.

(HOPE SIGHS)

You came back.

(HOPE PANTING)

(SOFT MUSIC PLAYING)

(HOPE SIGHS)

(WHISPERS) I love you, Hope.

I love you, Scott.

(SOFT MUSIC CONTINUES)

(PEOPLE CHEERING IN DISTANCE)

(SENTIMENTAL MUSIC PLAYING)

(CHEERING CONTINUES)

(KEYBOARD CLACKING)

(BEEPING)

Let’s go home.

Home’s good.

(WELCOME BACK BY JOHN SEBASTIAN PLAYING)

(STREETCAR BELL DINGING)

SCOTT: My life doesn’t make sense.

I used to ask myself a lot of questions about that.

Ah.

“Scott you just saved the Quantum Realm with your family and drank a guy without holes. Why does this kind of stuff keep happening to you? That doesn’t make any sense.”

But you know what?

Who said life has to make sense?

Rubin!

You are the bug! (CHUCKLING)

I was wrong. Yeah. You are the other bug.

You’re the bug man.

You get big and get small like a big bug!

You’re right. That’s me. Just a coffee, please.

Twelve dollar.

Oh.

Twelve!

I used to wonder if this chapter in my life was over, but as Cassie reminded me, “There’s always someone you can help.”

Came out of cake making retirement for you.

Wow.

You… You made this yourself?

Yeah! I don’t usually make the cakes.

I know.

This is the first one I’ve made since 1997.

You’re a real artist.

It’s been a pretty wild ride.

One day you’re fired from Baskin-Robbins,

the next you’re beating a time-traveling space king.

We did beat him, right?

I mean, yeah, that’s what happened.

He… He was getting out and he didn’t get out.

I think.

But he also said something bad was coming and that everyone would die if he didn’t get out.

(SONG FADES)

Wait. So, did I just kill everyone?

Is everyone gonna die because of me?

Oh, my God.

(UNEASY MUSIC PLAYING)

Oh, my… What did I do?

What… What did…

What did I do?

(UNEASY MUSIC STOPS)

You know what?

It’s probably fine.

(SONG RESUMES PLAYING)

Like I said, life doesn’t make any sense, so maybe stop asking so many questions, Scott.

Stop overthinking it.

(PATRONS CHATTERING)

Surprise!

(SINGING) Happy Birthday to you

It’s not my birthday.

I know. But I missed a few.

(CHUCKLES)

SCOTT: This is good. We’re all together.

You’re fine.

Everything’s probably fine.

Kang’s gone. You did it.

Don’t have to worry about that guy anymore.

Ah. Thanks.

Happy fake birthday, Cassie.

(CASSIE CHUCKLES)

Oh. (GAGS)

(GRIPPING MUSIC PLAYING)

(MUSIC CONCLUDES)

(CROWD CHEERING)

MAN: So, the exiled one is dead.

You sure he’s dead?

If it wasn’t true, I wouldn’t call you.

Must really eat you up, that you’re not the one who killed him.

None of us killed him.

They did.

They’re beginning to touch the Multiverse.

And if we let them, they will take… everything we’ve built.

So let’s stop wasting time.

We’re late.

How many did you call?

All of us.

(CROWD SHOUTING EXCITEDLY)

(EXCITED SHOUTING CONTINUES)

(INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC PLAYING)

MAN: Time is everything.

It shapes our lives.

But, perhaps, we can shape…

(SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYS)

…it.

(WHISPERING) It’s him.

(WHISPERING) What? You made him sound like this terrifying figure.

He is.

(OMINOUS MUSIC BUILDING UP)

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