Cast members Michael Douglas (L) and Paul Rudd pose at a press line for the movie "Ant-Man"
Cast members Michael Douglas (L) and Paul Rudd pose at a press line for the movie "Ant-Man" during the 2014 Comic-Con International Convention in San Diego, California July 26, 2014. Reuters/Mario Anzuoni

Quantum realm will play a significant role in the future superhero movies. Perhaps the first place where the fans will see its impact will be in “Avengers 4.” In a recent interview, Michael Douglas (Dr. Hank Pym) explained just how significant this idea is to the future.

The quantum realm is a big part of the “Ant-Man” universe. The concept was introduced in the first movie, and it was central to the plot in the sequel. The post credits scene of the recent movie also showed just how important understanding this microverse is, especially for Scott Lang (Paul Rudd).

In a recent interview, Douglas said that the quantum realm will play an important role in all the future movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, CinemaBlend reports. The actor said that the microverse is the key to all the future movies, and repeatedly emphasised this point without elaborating on it.

Douglas did not specify if the quantum realm will play a role in “Avengers 4” specifically, which is understandable as the cast members aren’t allowed to share any details about the film with the media yet.

Marvel has been guarding the secrets of the upcoming film so tightly that even the title of the film hasn’t been revealed yet. Mark Ruffalo (Hulk) recently got fired by the directors for letting the title slip in an interview.

The upcoming film is set to mark the end of an era for superhero movies, and it also marks the beginning for the next generation of superheroes. The quantum realm could be a big part of setting the stage for new adventures and new villains who will appear in the next decade.

Meanwhile, Marvel Studios Senior Concept Illustrator Jackson Sze teased a concept art of the film “Ant-Man and the Wasp.” The picture posted on Instagram shows a different look for the character Janet Van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer), and the character can also be seen wielding a mysterious new weapon from the quantum realm.