Will Ant-Man and the Wasp explain Scott Lang’s free pass after Civil War?


Everyone wants to know where Ant-Man and the Wasp were during Infinity War. But will the movie explain what happened after Civil War?

We’re just under a month to go from the premiere of Ant-Man and the Wasp but fans are still a bit antsy to know where the duo was during Infinity War and how his story will play out during Avengers 4. 

But there’s another detail yet to be worked out yet: how does Ant-Man go on after being locked up during Captain America: Civil War? Those events seem like eons ago now compared to the fight against Thanos. The last time we saw Ant-Man in the 2016 movie, he was sitting in a jail cell getting ignored by Tony Stark.

Fast forward to Infinity War, and we get a small line about him and Hawkeye taking some sort of deal to be with their families to avoid all the dangerous stuff. The thing is, in the Ant-Man and the Wasp trailers, we don’t see Scott Lang sitting at home and watching Frozen with his daughter. He’s in his suit, going on fast chases with the Wasp who’s dodging flying knives.

So, clearly, something is amiss here. It’s possible that the line from Infinity War was partially the truth, but Ant-Man and the Wasp will have a lot of explaining to do. Sure, Scott Lang wants to protect his daughter. But will he take up menial tasks as Ant-Man (a la Deadpool 2) just to serve and protect because he can? Or will he only suit up in this movie because his daughter could be in danger?

The movie doesn’t have to do a lot to explain how Ant-Man got a “get out of jail free” card. Still, they should acknowledge it at the least. In another scene in the trailer, we do see Scott and his daughter talking about the Civil War fight, but hopefully the movie won’t gloss over what happened after. Then, once that’s out the way, we’d be excited to find out what happens to them during Infinity War. We might even learn how he’ll have his own unique role in Avengers 4.

And if we’re really lucky, Ant-Man and the Wasp might hint at where Hawkeye’s at, too — seeing as they’re in the same predicament. But that’s just wishful thinking.

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It’s a bit weird that the excitement in this sequel is less about its own original plot, and more about putting the pieces together for Civil WarInfinity War and Avengers 4. It’s not that we don’t care about what Scott Lang and everybody is up to. It’s just there’s bigger fish to fry in the MCU right now.