Quantum Realm Saved Ant-Man:
Endgame is almost done from the theatres but there are still several questions that were sort of left unanswered. There have been so many Q&A sessions, interviews, and other press junkets that directors Joe & Anthony Russo, and writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely have been a part of. They’ve explained and clarified so many queries. But still some of those standpoints and won’t be explained until future films take them up.
One of those questions was whether Ant-Man survived the Snap due to being trapped in the Quantum Realm. Ant-Man and the Wasp revealed a thrilling mid-credits scene which showed us how the entire Pym family got dusted while it was just Ant-Man who had survived Thanos’ snap. While there was an even chance for Scott Lang to have survived even if he wasn’t in the Quantum Realm, people did think that it was due to him being stuck in the Microverse.
Well, the writers could have had anyone survive the snap & could have killed anyone they seemed fit. Ultimately it was upon the MCU creatives to decide who’d be the most fitting to survive the snap from the storytelling point of view. So, the answer should obviously be that and not the Quantum Realm. But still, a clarification from the creatives was necessary.
Writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely appeared on their own panel at SDCC before the directors Joe & Anthony Russo got theirs. They were asked about the Quantum Realm protecting Scott Lang, and they completely denied that. Comicbook.com has reported that:
“Though they didn’t elaborate all too much, the writers admitted the Infinity Stones did not differentiate between the locations of beings when the Snappening took place, meaning Lang was purely lucky to be on the surviving side. The Quantum Realm had nothing to do with protecting the shrinking super-hero from the wrath of the Mad Titan.”
The Quantum Realm was a big feature in Avengers: Endgame and we imagine that it will continue to present even more possibilities within the MCU. Comicbook.com sat down with visual effects supervisor Russell Earl who was responsible for bringing the Quantum Realm to Endgame from Ant-Man and the Wasp. He elaborated:
“It was all about trying to tell the story of, okay, they’re coming off the platform through the quantum tunnel, so we’re referencing the quantum tunnel stuff from the van that was in Ant-Man and the Wasp. That was the driving force there and then we were tying into some of the stuff we had done in the prior film on Ant-Man and the Wasp, sort of traveling through the different layers of the Quantum Realm. Before, the big thing was trying to tell that story of ‘Okay, the time GPS is able to guide them on these different paths.’ It’s funny because they go by so quickly, but a lot of love and time and effort goes into just trying to give a sneak peek of each of those levels, tell the story that they’re traveling through, and just try to bring something new to it.”
Directed by Joe & Anthony Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, Paul Rudd as Ant-Man, Don Cheadle as War Machine, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Chris Pratt as Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Vin Diesel as Groot, Dave Bautista as Drax, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Gwyneth Paltrow Pepper Potts, Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan, Benedict Wong as Wong, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill, William Hurt as General Ross, Tilda Swinton as Ancient One and Josh Brolin as Thanos.
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