Marvel Just Teased Their Answer To Superman?

Janet Van Dyne briefly mentions The Void in Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania, setting off speculation that The Sentry is coming to the MCU.

By Mark McKee | Updated


The Marvel Cinematic Universe has grown to historic proportions by systematically introducing the comics’ incredible collection of characters, from Kang the Conqueror to Mr. Immortal. Of course, no matter how many characters the filmmakers add or tease a future addition with, fans will always have a wishlist of others they want to see. According to Comic Book, there is a possibility that The Sentry was teased in the newest film, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania

If you haven’t seen the third film featuring Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, AKA Ant-Man, then stop reading, but there was a pretty compelling scene that leads fans to believe they are primed to see the Golden Guardian of Good. While Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) spent the majority of the second act figuring out that Janet Van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer) knew a lot more than she led on, we got some names that may sound familiar. She name-dropped The Void, and Sub-Atomica, which, if you aren’t a fan of The Sentry, the former is like someone dropping the name Joker and fans speculating on an upcoming appearance of Batman. 

The Sentry is a character who is a product of a dozen scientific projects, all stemming from the attempt at recreating the super soldier serum that turned Steve Rogers into Captain America. One evening, a meth addict named Robert Reynolds broke into a lab and consumed the Golden Sentry serum, gaining the power of a million suns. He set out to be a hero that others could admire, aligning himself with Reed Richards, Tony Stark, and Steve Rogers. 

The Sentry from Marvel Comics

Of course, his story isn’t all sunshine (pun intended) and rainbows, as The Void appeared and murdered a million people in Manhattan. Reynolds discovered that the villain was a personification of his own powers, the evil side of who he was; he worked with some of the smartest in the universe to erase his existence from memory. With The Sentry inactive, The Void disappeared. 

Eventually, Robert Reynolds’ memories returned, and he became a hero again, even though he demanded to be held in The Raft supermax prison (seen at the end of Captain America: Civil War, where those who aligned with Captain America were held). The Sentry captured the hearts of everyone while he was saving hundreds of lives every day, and he found himself a member of The New Avengers and later The Dark Avengers. But one thing he couldn’t get away from was The Void, which he tried to contain as best he could. 

With the evolving Marvel Cinematic Universe looking to focus on real-world problems while bringing larger-than-life stories to their screens, The Sentry is a perfect addition. He is stronger than all those before him and is the ideal answer to DC’s Superman character, struggling to bring light and optimism to an increasingly darkening world. Also, with his number one villain being the dark mirror of his own powers, it is a great chance for the studio to focus on mental health among the world’s superheroes. 

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