Kang: Quantumania

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Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
2023
Original Running Time:
124
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
86
Time Cut:
38
Subtitles Available?
Available in HD?
Brief Synopsis:
The grand introduction of Kang the Conqueror to the MCU, featuring Ant-Man and his family! Kang found himself trapped in a place called the quantum realm and met a woman named Janet, She helped him to repair his ship but at the last moment she turned against him and locked his ships engine in stasis with her shrink-tech. Years later, Janet and her family (including Ant-Man) got drawn back down to the quantum realm and now is Kang's chance to escape with the help of Ant-Man, whether he wants to or not!
Intention:
This was an MCU film rather than an Ant-Man film and the characters were a poor marriage. Scott Laing is a down to earth character and his movies have been mainly heist style movies that benefited from his compatriots. This movie could not be that, it was completely different world and cast of characters with far bigger stakes and an antagonist that is way beyond Ant-Man. Such a huge mismatch could never be fixed in terms of making a decent Ant-Man film, so instead it became a Kang film.

I've focused on introducing Kang earlier and giving more weight to his objectives. I've removed humour that seemed to be injected to try and make it more like an ant-man movie. I've removed various MCU tropes such as needless character inserts and overly long battle scenes that don't progress the plot. The main elements are Kang, what Janet took from him, Scott and Cassie. I don't know if it was ever possibly to make a great movie out of this, the thematic elements just don't tie together well, but at least I can make it watchable. perhaps you will disagree? XD
Additional Notes:
Stereo sound. Subtitles to be available later if there is a request for them.
Special Thanks:
Bailey
Lifeincontext
Dekared

futon88
Editzilla
ArtisDead
bionicbob
Problem Eliminator
asterixsmeagol
stferguson78
Release Information:
Digital
Editing Details:
Removing entire characters is very difficult. There are some moments where the edit was nearly impossible due to this. Things such as Cassie learning how to grow large off screen might be difficult for some viewers, but Cassie does a few things off screen originally anyway such as shrinking the cop car, etc.
Cuts and Additions:
Inserted Janet meeting Kang right at the start before the Marvel logo.
added Janet's 'flashback scene' giving a fuller introduction of Kang. The shot's of Janet actually telling the story and Hank's interjections are removed.
After intro, Inserted the part where Hope asks Janet if she wants to talk about it and Janet says no. (colour graded to look like morning)
removed Scott walking down the street and into cafe.
removed book reading.
removed Scott turning on his own audio book in the car.
removed the pizza being enlarged and the small talk about the quantum realm at start of dinner. Dinner starts on conversation about Cassie.
removed parts of lab scene that suggest Janet never talked about quantum realm and cut her freaking out.
removed Hope grabbing her parents during the miniaturisation scene, she isn't with them when they land.
cut Hope's waking up shot, it's too long and the story isn't meant to be about her so much.
removed Hope and Hank quizzing Janet about the state of affairs like they know nothing.
cut Scott yelling "what?" after Cassie tells him to drink the ooze.
Removed entire scene where they meet those dudes in the desert and get clothes and flying ray thing.
cut 'scary' bit of people chanting, Cassie is obviously fine and she told him to drink, we go from her saying that almost straight to him being force fed it.
removed awkward unfunny mind reading part, just kept the essentials.
removed introduction of Jentorra. That character does not work for me at all and takes too much of a spotlight.
removed flying ray sequence. we go almost right from Scott's description of Earth, to the van Dynes walking through the port area (?)
shortened the needlessly long door opening scene
removed scene of Jentorra telling them about how they lost their homes.
cut Hank's questions during the Krylar dinner scene as if he knows nothing.
Removed Krylar's "does your family know who you are"
adjusted the colour curve of the entire restaurant scene to brighten it and provide a contrast between it and the village.
cut from restaurant to village when the fight starts.
cut the beginning of the attack on the village, to remove Jentorra.
cut all shots of Jentorra from the attack scene. apart from Cassie rescuing her because at this point she can be seen as just a random villager.
edited MODOK intro, now he is just a mysterious threat. No way to fix that character.
cut back to restaurant fight. from the vilage
removed all talk about 'sexual needs' on the ship.
the scene on the ship of Hope questioning Janet is removed.
cut to Kang's base with Cassie and Scott imprisoned.
the approach of MODOK is removed, when Scott turns round to look, it is Kang approaching the cell.
Throughout the meeting Kang scene, added a heartbeat into the soundtrack and altered it's tempo to match Scott's mood
Janet's flashback scene is completely removed as it was repurposed for the beginning of the movie.
MODOK's interruption of Kang is removed.
reframed shots around the portal to remove the presence of MODOK.
many edits to the following mission to remove MODOK's dialogue.
cut the the arrival and struggle with MODOK and hank ship before it is thrown downwards. MODOK is only seen very briefly
removed Hank's pointed reference to the book that I removed from the intro. He just says "There's always room to grow"
removed Jentorra from jailbreak scene and inter-spliced a later scene of different prisoners being set free.
removed Jentorra from Cassie's broadcast scene.
removed Kang telling MODOK to kill Cassie.
removed this prison break here as I used it earlier.
removed MODOK finding and chasing Cassie.
removed MODOK Cassie chase scene after the ship approach scene.
Cassie and MODOK is no longer intercut with giant Scott yelling at Kang.
removed Hope trying and failing to deal with the airborne units.
After the house ships land and the people run out, the entire sequence featuring their attack is removed.
removed Cassie defeating MODOK and growing large,
The sequence with both Scott and Cassie giant, the framing is tighter and lower to better hint at their size.
removed shot of Jentorra leading charge on the base.
removed shots of Jentorra fighting Kang directly.
drastically shortened the 'showdown' of Scott and Hope vs Kang. They are not that good. Instead, Scott is acting out of desperation.
edited Kang's monologue to be shorter so I could remove some tough-guy poses, they are not that good.
removed shot of dead house ship being carried. Hopefully this will made some young child somewhere much happier ^^
removed another shot of Jentorra.
removed "my name is Darren", the explosion of Kang's shield is caused by the ants overloading it.
cut straight from Hank saying "a lot of ants" to Janet calling him, thereby removing MODOK.
removed the farewell to Jentorra.
shortened the hug between Scott and Hope. The story is not about them.
removed all scenes back on normal sized Earth.
Altered main titles to say "Kang Quantumania" using resolve fusion 3d text, animated and stuff.
inserted 'fanedit by' and 'thanks' into credit roll.
Intro Clip

Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
2023
Original Running Time:
124
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
86
Time Cut:
38
Subtitles Available?
Available in HD?
Brief Synopsis:
The grand introduction of Kang the Conqueror to the MCU, featuring Ant-Man and his family! Kang found himself trapped in a place called the quantum realm and met a woman named Janet, She helped him to repair his ship but at the last moment she turned against him and locked his ships engine in stasis with her shrink-tech. Years later, Janet and her family (including Ant-Man) got drawn back down to the quantum realm and now is Kang's chance to escape with the help of Ant-Man, whether he wants to or not!
Intention:
This was an MCU film rather than an Ant-Man film and the characters were a poor marriage. Scott Laing is a down to earth character and his movies have been mainly heist style movies that benefited from his compatriots. This movie could not be that, it was completely different world and cast of characters with far bigger stakes and an antagonist that is way beyond Ant-Man. Such a huge mismatch could never be fixed in terms of making a decent Ant-Man film, so instead it became a Kang film.

I've focused on introducing Kang earlier and giving more weight to his objectives. I've removed humour that seemed to be injected to try and make it more like an ant-man movie. I've removed various MCU tropes such as needless character inserts and overly long battle scenes that don't progress the plot. The main elements are Kang, what Janet took from him, Scott and Cassie. I don't know if it was ever possibly to make a great movie out of this, the thematic elements just don't tie together well, but at least I can make it watchable. perhaps you will disagree? XD
Additional Notes:
Stereo sound. Subtitles to be available later if there is a request for them.
Special Thanks:
Bailey
Lifeincontext
Dekared

futon88
Editzilla
ArtisDead
bionicbob
Problem Eliminator
asterixsmeagol
stferguson78
Release Information:
Digital
Editing Details:
Removing entire characters is very difficult. There are some moments where the edit was nearly impossible due to this. Things such as Cassie learning how to grow large off screen might be difficult for some viewers, but Cassie does a few things off screen originally anyway such as shrinking the cop car, etc.
Cuts and Additions:
Inserted Janet meeting Kang right at the start before the Marvel logo.
added Janet's 'flashback scene' giving a fuller introduction of Kang. The shot's of Janet actually telling the story and Hank's interjections are removed.
After intro, Inserted the part where Hope asks Janet if she wants to talk about it and Janet says no. (colour graded to look like morning)
removed Scott walking down the street and into cafe.
removed book reading.
removed Scott turning on his own audio book in the car.
removed the pizza being enlarged and the small talk about the quantum realm at start of dinner. Dinner starts on conversation about Cassie.
removed parts of lab scene that suggest Janet never talked about quantum realm and cut her freaking out.
removed Hope grabbing her parents during the miniaturisation scene, she isn't with them when they land.
cut Hope's waking up shot, it's too long and the story isn't meant to be about her so much.
removed Hope and Hank quizzing Janet about the state of affairs like they know nothing.
cut Scott yelling "what?" after Cassie tells him to drink the ooze.
Removed entire scene where they meet those dudes in the desert and get clothes and flying ray thing.
cut 'scary' bit of people chanting, Cassie is obviously fine and she told him to drink, we go from her saying that almost straight to him being force fed it.
removed awkward unfunny mind reading part, just kept the essentials.
removed introduction of Jentorra. That character does not work for me at all and takes too much of a spotlight.
removed flying ray sequence. we go almost right from Scott's description of Earth, to the van Dynes walking through the port area (?)
shortened the needlessly long door opening scene
removed scene of Jentorra telling them about how they lost their homes.
cut Hank's questions during the Krylar dinner scene as if he knows nothing.
Removed Krylar's "does your family know who you are"
adjusted the colour curve of the entire restaurant scene to brighten it and provide a contrast between it and the village.
cut from restaurant to village when the fight starts.
cut the beginning of the attack on the village, to remove Jentorra.
cut all shots of Jentorra from the attack scene. apart from Cassie rescuing her because at this point she can be seen as just a random villager.
edited MODOK intro, now he is just a mysterious threat. No way to fix that character.
cut back to restaurant fight. from the vilage
removed all talk about 'sexual needs' on the ship.
the scene on the ship of Hope questioning Janet is removed.
cut to Kang's base with Cassie and Scott imprisoned.
the approach of MODOK is removed, when Scott turns round to look, it is Kang approaching the cell.
Throughout the meeting Kang scene, added a heartbeat into the soundtrack and altered it's tempo to match Scott's mood
Janet's flashback scene is completely removed as it was repurposed for the beginning of the movie.
MODOK's interruption of Kang is removed.
reframed shots around the portal to remove the presence of MODOK.
many edits to the following mission to remove MODOK's dialogue.
cut the the arrival and struggle with MODOK and hank ship before it is thrown downwards. MODOK is only seen very briefly
removed Hank's pointed reference to the book that I removed from the intro. He just says "There's always room to grow"
removed Jentorra from jailbreak scene and inter-spliced a later scene of different prisoners being set free.
removed Jentorra from Cassie's broadcast scene.
removed Kang telling MODOK to kill Cassie.
removed this prison break here as I used it earlier.
removed MODOK finding and chasing Cassie.
removed MODOK Cassie chase scene after the ship approach scene.
Cassie and MODOK is no longer intercut with giant Scott yelling at Kang.
removed Hope trying and failing to deal with the airborne units.
After the house ships land and the people run out, the entire sequence featuring their attack is removed.
removed Cassie defeating MODOK and growing large,
The sequence with both Scott and Cassie giant, the framing is tighter and lower to better hint at their size.
removed shot of Jentorra leading charge on the base.
removed shots of Jentorra fighting Kang directly.
drastically shortened the 'showdown' of Scott and Hope vs Kang. They are not that good. Instead, Scott is acting out of desperation.
edited Kang's monologue to be shorter so I could remove some tough-guy poses, they are not that good.
removed shot of dead house ship being carried. Hopefully this will made some young child somewhere much happier ^^
removed another shot of Jentorra.
removed "my name is Darren", the explosion of Kang's shield is caused by the ants overloading it.
cut straight from Hank saying "a lot of ants" to Janet calling him, thereby removing MODOK.
removed the farewell to Jentorra.
shortened the hug between Scott and Hope. The story is not about them.
removed all scenes back on normal sized Earth.
Altered main titles to say "Kang Quantumania" using resolve fusion 3d text, animated and stuff.
inserted 'fanedit by' and 'thanks' into credit roll.
Cover art by tremault (DOWNLOAD HERE)
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7.7
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First of all, Ant-Man 3 is a challenge in itself as source material. With so many problems: M.O.D.O.K., bad CGI and unfunny humor, only an edit that cuts a lot (and I mean a lot) out of the existing film and puts everything with Kang in the foreground can work here. And that's what this edit does. Here and there you can unfortunately recognize stronger cuts and rough transitions. My biggest problem with the cut, however, is the narrative: With the advance coverage of Kang at the beginning of the movie by Janet, it makes no sense why the Van Dyke family would want to communicate with the Quantum Realm in the first place, heck why they even wonder later on why things are that bad in there as soon as they enter the Quantum Realm and the adventure happens. At this point, they already have prior knowledge because of Janet (even if it didn't make sense that Janet NEVER said anything about Kang before in the original cut).

Overall: If you want to scnee the most important scenes (of Kang) then this cut is for you. Thanks tremault for your work!

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A good edit from a technical perspective. Narratively, the movie was also tighter and well-rounded. Tremault did a great job with this edit, ultimately improving the movie into a more watcheable, fun, marvel action flick.

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This was a very solid edit. The editor turned what I felt was a mediocre/okay movie into a good one.

I should note I watched this edit by mirroring my laptop to my television because for reasons unknown to me the video file was incompatible with my TV. Thankfully, the video quality remained quite sharp and the audio was spot on. There were no noticeable issues there. I did note some minor instances of where there were cuts of dialogue. Would a casual or first-time viewer notice those cuts? Probably not. I watched the edit knowing in advance what to expect, which I regret. I should have came in blind to maximize my viewing pleasure.

Like other reviews stated, the rearranging of scenes, particularly the new opening (and even title of the movie), were all solid changes to help setup a better tone for the movie. The editor really excelled at removing 2 characters from the movie. I knew they were removed in advance, and I was looking to see if that caused the narrative to become disjointed. I did not notice anybody was missing, and all credit to the editor here.

My biggest and only gripe with the edit was the heartbeat portion. It did not resonate with me. I felt it disrupted the tension instead of amplifying it. It came off as forced and unnatural. Perhaps heavy breathing sounds would have been a better fit.

This edit turns this movie into a fun and enjoyable experience that is good for all ages with the removal of sexual references. I do not have a problem with adult material, but really unecessary in a Marvel movie that appeals to children. Overall, the edit made this a good movie, but I would not call it great given the limitations of the material the editor had to work with. Making it into a good movie is all one could ask for.

I want to thank tremault for sharing her edit with me. I recommend others to give it a shot as this is definitely one to rewatch in the future.

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highlighted kang (hence the name) and cut out a lot of needless filler. it felt very seamless and propelled this MCU film to now one of my fav phase 5 movies. this is my goto for rewatching now

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9.4
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I had never seen Ant Man & The Wasp Quantumania before but after watching the Loki season 2 my friends suggested I go back and watch it to gain some further understanding of the way the MCU are doing things (I have however read the comics that are inspiring the storyarcs present in the current MCU). I saw that the movie had some underwhelming reviews and audience response and so I thought I'd find a fan edit that would improve the movie for my first viewing and stumbled across Kang: Quantumania. After watching I was very entertained! Nothing felt out of place and the storyline and editing were cohesive and easy to follow, sure theres still some cringe Disney quips going on (can't do much about that...), but as for the edit itself it was an incredibly enjoyable movie and I am thoroughly impressed in how you managed to take a movie that was apparently so poorly paced and disorganised and make it incredibly enjoyable. I would recommend anyone to give this edit a watch if you appreciate the stories Marvel are offering, even if Disney are the ones screwing up the production side of the project.

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