Let’s Break Down That ‘Ant-Man And The Wasp’ Post-Credits Scene

Posted July 07, 2018

In the aftermath of "Captain America: Civil War", Scott Lang grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father.

Warning: This post contains spoilers for Ant-Man and the Wasp and Avengers: Infinity War.

The film starts in the run-up to Avengers: Infinity War and then takes place in tandem, with Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly returning as the two titular heroes alongside Michael Douglas as Hank Pym and Michelle Pfeiffer as Janet Van Dyne.

The best part of this film, and the MCU as a whole is that because of the way the universe is structured, we can jump straight into character development and action without the need for exposition-heavy scenes.

Before Marvel's Ant-Man and the Wasp, I questioned whether the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) could afford to go small after re-defining big with Avengers: Infinity War. They've taken their lab-sized bridge to the Quantum Realm and either totally rebuilt it or just conveniently shrunk it down with Pym Particles to fit in the back of a van, and now, Scott's about to make the jump. The TV is showing only the "Emergency Broadcast System" signal - probably as a result of the mayhem caused by Thanos.

There's basically an endless list of possibilities revolving around the Quantum Realm. We also learned that spending enough time in the Quantum Realm alters one physiology and can imbue a person with the ability to control-or at least manipulate-quantum particles in people's bodies. It does make sense that someone who created a universe with aliens and superheroes would have some psychedelic experiences in his past.

"In terms of how that plays into "Captain Marvel" and 'Avengers 4, ' I can't say anything", Reed said.

Still with us? This Reddit post from "r/MarvelStudiosSpoilers" concerns the dying moments of Ant-Man and the Wasp's credits stinger, in which Scott Lang comes to the realization that he's trapped in the Quantum Realm without a paddle.

"Seriously, don't joke around, bring me up!" yells Scott, still in the quantum realm.

It's also worth considering that the Quantum Realm may have literally been out of reach of Thanos's snap all together, and thus, in one way or another, immune to the Infinity Stones' powers. Like dozens of characters in Avengers: Infinity War, they have disintegrated and floated away.

According to leaked set photos from Avengers 4 and popular theories, it's possible that there will be some time-trickery going on in the highly anticipated sequel.