How Ant-Man and the Wasp works with Avengers: Infinity War


How Ant-Man and the Wasp ties into Avengers: Infinity War has been an ongoing question. With a new spoiler, it seems the question has been answered.

Warning: If you’re trying to remain free Ant-Man and the Wasp spoilers, you’re almost there! But they’re below if you can’t wait any longer.

Ant-Man and the Wasp, according to both reports from sources like SyfyWire and ComicBookMovie as well as the r/MarvelStudiosSpoilers subreddit, mostly waits until the post-credits scenes to acknowledge the events of Avengers: Infinity War.

But, as our reviewer herself said, that acknowledgment comes with a pretty serious emotional blow.

Having watched the scene in question myself, here’s what you can expect. Scott goes into the Quantum Realm while Hank Pym, as well as Janet and Hope van Dyne, stay back in the real world to monitor him. However, this is apparently being done right before Thanos snaps his fingers, because the mic goes dead and the scene cuts back to three columns of dust in the wind.

Here’s one point of criticism. Wouldn’t the odds have meant that at least one of the three would survive, since the point is to wipe out half of the universe exactly? In fact, the odds of all three dying (or, conversely, all three living) are one in eight, or 12.5 percent, since it’s effectively three separate coin flips. Then again, one of the three being alive and able to pull Scott out would make for a way less interesting post-credits scene, although someone like Hope watching both of her parents die would probably do the trick when it comes to hitting those emotions.

Interestingly, reports from the subreddit indicate that Marvel’s playing very coy when it comes to the possibility of a third movie, as the film apparently ends with “Ant-Man and the Wasp will return?”

Besides that, though, Avengers 4 presumably now has to show how those left on Titan get off the planet and return to Earth as well as at least somewhat explain how Scott shows up if he shows up.

Next: How many bug puns can we expect in Ant-Man and the Wasp?

After all, rehashing the plot of Ant-Man and the Wasp but making it about Scott would be a terrible third move decision.