THREE More Marvel Characters “Died” In The 'Ant-Man And The Wasp' Post Credits Scene

13 July 2018, 16:50

Ant-Man and the Wasp Post Credits Scene
Picture: Marvel Studios
Katie Louise-Smith

By Katie Louise-Smith

One of the post-credits scenes in the new 'Ant-Man' movie sets up 'Avengers 4' in a pretty HUGE way.

In case you haven't heard, Ant-Man And The Wasp hit cinemas across the world earlier this month and with it, brought two brand new post-credit scenes: one which made absolutely no sense at all and another that appeared to set up the entire plot for Avengers 4.

For the most part, Ant-Man And The Wasp is a light-hearted stand-alone MCU film that was supposed to save us from the depths of despair that Infinity War brought to our lives but the post-credits scenes appeared to align the timelines up with the end of Infinity War and the start of Avengers 4 - and three more "deaths" at the hands of Thanos were revealed.

If you don't want to know what happens, do NOT scroll past this gif of the ageless Paul Rudd dancing around in his super suit... you've been warned.

via GIPHY

There are two post credit scenes at the end of Ant-Man and the Wasp. One of them is... CONFUSING AND VERY VERY IMPORTANT and the other is not as important but equally confusing.

The 'VERY VERY IMPORTANT' scene is the first post-credits scene and here's what happens: Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), Janet Van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer), Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) and Scott Lang are all on the roof of a building. They've shrunk the quantum tunnel and it's now in the back of a van. Great!

The idea now is to send Scott into the tunnel to retrieve some particles that will help Ghost, aka Ava. Scott enters the tunnel, but before he goes, Janet warns him not to get stuck in a time vortex because they won't be able to save him. He gathers what he needs to and then signals that he's ready to return. Hope begins to count down from five but she never makes it to two. Scott panics and then the scene cuts to the top of the roof where three sets of ashes are floating in the air.

Yep. Thanos' snap looks like it got them too.

The 'not as important' one is the second scene to play after the credits and it features Scott Lang's pet ant. You know, the one that gets accidentally enlarged in the first film. Anyway, he's playing the drums (?!) and when he stops, the words "Ant-Man and The Wasp will return" appear on screen followed by a "?" Will he EVER come back from the tunnel?! Has the ant now taken up residence in his absence??! What is happening?!

Of course, the Quantum Realm is amongst one of the theories for how the Avengers will defeat Thanos in Avengers 4. As explained in Ant-Man, the Quantum Realm is able to produce multiple realities and even send people back or forward in time via time vorticies. (It would also explain why Ant-Man didn't turn to ash... because he wasn't technically present in that particular reality.)

It's already been speculated that this is how Ant-Man will end up with Iron Man, Hulk and Captain America in the past (there were leaked set pics that clearly showed Lang with past versions of the Avengers...) but what happens to him once he is spit of out the quantum realm remains to be seen... because he doesn't actually know what's happened, and neither do the past versions of everyone else.

With Scott's knowledge of the quantum realm, it looks like he might be of some use to the Avengers but before Avengers 4 hits our screens, we still have to meet Captain Marvel who'll no doubt be the one who sets this whole rescue mission in motion.

I guess it's time to start brushing up on the laws of time travel within the Quantum Realm then? My head hurts already...