Ant-Man And The Wasp: After-Credits Scenes Explained

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.

So given that both tales take place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, does anyone in Ant-Man and the Wasp disintegrate too?

Wired has linked up with the cast of Marvel's latest hyped movie, Ant-Man and The Wasp, to answer the internet's most-searched questions surrounding the movie.

After the hearty combo of Black Panther and Infinity War, it's clear MCU fans were still hungry for more, gluttons that they are. In the aftermath of "Infinity War", in which the villain Thanos used the all-powerful Infinity Stones to wipe out half the life in the universe, access to the Quantum Realm could provide Ant-Man and the other superheroes with a means to stop Thanos in the past to alter the present. Isn't it possible that Scott somehow managed to go back in time in an attempt to escape the Quantum Realm?

Directed by Peyton Reed, Ant-Man and the Wasp stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne, Michael Douglas as Hank Pym, Michael Peña as Luis, David Dastmalchian as Kurt, Judy Greer as Maggie, Randall Park as Agent Jimmy Woo, Laurence Fishburne as Dr. Bill Foster, Walton Goggins as Sonny Burch, Hannah John-Kamen as the Ghost, and Michelle Pfeiffer as Janet van Dyne. All is resolved with no hint that Thanos has yet attacked Earth.

Marvel's latest film, Ant-Man and the Wasp was released in United States theatres on Friday, one week before we'll get to see it in India. As is the Marvel way, it does indeed, with a total of two after-credits scenes to check out after the movie "ends" (I guess we should lean into calling them stingers this time around, right?). 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.

There's basically an endless list of possibilities revolving around the Quantum Realm.

Avengers: Infinity War, meanwhile, appears to also take place over the course of a few days. 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. Maybe they thought he was still under house arrest.

  • Kyle Peterson