Ant-Man and the Wasp is here and most of the first reactions are positive and heart-warming. But there are some red flags too as the excitement is slowly coming down as opposed to Infinity War which broke records.
Recently, Paul Rudd pulled off Tom Holland who is notorious for revealing secrets before movie release and said this in a recent interview:
“People have asked me about [Ant-Man and The Wasp] and this, I don’t know if I’m supposed to say it but I’ll say it, it happens kind of concurrently. It’s very important because it doesn’t exist in a vacuum. You have to stay through the end because when you see this thing, through those post-credit scenes, there’s mind-blowing stuff that ties into Infinity War.”
Fans always knew that there will be some sort of connection between Ant-Man and the Wasp and Infinity War, but we had no clue that the two might be happening around the same time. They anticipated that one of the characters will likely turn into ash as Thanos snapped his fingers at the end of Infinity War. It could either be Wasp, Hank Pym or even Scott Lang’s daughter that will push him to the brink.
Well, Paul Rudd is right and that there is indeed mind-blowing stuff in post-credits. There are two major post-credits scenes, so let’s call them a mid-credits scene and final credits scene [Spoilers ahead]!
In the mid-credits scene, believe it or not, Hank Pym, Janet Van Dyne, and Hope Van Dyne are working collectively to heal Ghost who suffered great Quantum damage inside the realm. The new mission is to send Scott Lang aka Ant-Man again into the Quantum realm using Pym’s tunnel and fetch Quantum energy which could heal Ghost.
He succeeded in retrieving the energy, he signalled Team Pym to extract him but there was no response whatsoever. Soon, we are shown the physical world and there was just floating dust everywhere. The entire Pym family has been wiped out after Thanos snapped his fingers.
The final credits scene is set in Scott Lang’s house after Thanos had snapped his fingers. It showed how eerily quiet the world became once that catastrophe happened. But it also has a nice comedic touch which we want you to see yourself.
Evangeline Lilly was right when she compared MCU’s journey with Lost season 4. Here’s what she said:
“When I heard about Infinity War and the direction that they’re heading, I did have this moment of realizing, oh, wow, there’s a bit of a déjà vu for me with the Lost franchise. We are hitting that Lost Season 4 space where everything’s about to shift, and you’re about to lose the solid ground underneath you. And Ant-Man and the Wasp, of course, will play a part in that. Those characters are experts in the quantum realm. In Ant-Man and the Wasp, they are trying everything in their power to safely enter the Quantum Realm and return back from it because they have evidence from the first film that Scott Lang was able to do that. If he can do it, why can’t we? If we do succeed in Ant-Man and the Wasp, then that does open a whole entire new multi-verse to enter into and play around in. I’m not the story creator, so I can’t tell you what they’re going to do with that. But I definitely see the potential there.”
The movie has an incredibly talented cast including Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/ Ant-Man, Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne/ Wasp, Michael Douglas as Hank Pym, Michelle Pfieffer as Janet Van Dyne, Lawrence Fishburne as Dr. Bill Foster, Judy Greer as Maggie (Scott’s former wife), Michael Pena as Luis, Abby Ryder Fortson as Cassie (Scott’s daughter), Walton Goggins as Sonny Burch, Hannah John-Kammen as Ghost, Randall Park as Jimmy Woo.
The movie will hit theatres on July 6, 2018. The official movie synopsis reads:
“Scott Lang is grappling with the consequences of his choices as both a superhero and a father. Approached by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym, Lang must once again don the Ant-Man suit and fight alongside the Wasp. The urgent mission soon leads to secret revelations from the past as the dynamic duo finds itself in an epic battle against a powerful new enemy”.