If you went into theater thinking Ant-Man and the Wasp was going to strongly connect to another Marvel movie, like Avengers: Infinity War for instance, you probably left sorely disappointed. It was the pinnacle of a standalone movie, with only one post-credit scene connecting it to the MCU. At least that’s what we thought until Marvel Studio producer Stephen Broussard dropped some very intriguing nuggets of information.
Broussard recently went on the Empire Film Podcast and talked about Ant-Man and the Wasp. During the conversation, Broussard dropped a few teases for the MCU’s future. All you have to do is pay attention to the Quantum Realm.
I think there’s more to do there. At this point of the process with the first Ant-Man, based on a glimmer of what you saw if you froze your DVD at the right place, we had the idea of ‘What if part two was about finding Janet?’ And it was an inkling of an idea. Nothing’s been announced, I’m not coyly sitting on any announcement. There really is no plans for the next one, but you can’t help but talk as filmmaker and creative people about where you would go next if you ever got the opportunity.
That was a very good “I’m just saying but I’m not saying” moment for Broussard. Why else drop the nugget that the first movie contained details about the plot of the second film while suggesting maybe the second one contains details about the third movie.
Continuing, Stephen Broussard couldn’t help himself and shined the spotlight on a very important aspect of the second movie that will surely be explored in future MCU movies like Avengers 4.
And we talk a lot about the Quantum Realm and there would be perhaps more opportunity to go down there. Maybe there’s more down there than we realized. Clearly, Janet’s been up to something and has different clothes on and some weapons. Where did those come from? And similarly, if you look at the right moment and freeze the DVD in a certain place, maybe you’ll see something else as well that could tip a hat to where the story could go.
If that isn’t alluding to the Ant-Man 3 plot then I don’t know is. More so, it sounds as if he’s asking us to go frame by frame and find the one key detail that is a major hint for Ant-Man 3 and maybe another Marvel movie to feature the Quantum Realm, such as Avengers 4.
The Quantum Realm is going to play a major role in Avengers 4, that much we know, and with Scott Lang being stranded there at the end of Ant-Man and the Wasp, it makes sense to explore its properties in the next movie Ant-Man will be a part of, which is none other than Avengers 4. He’s going to have to find a way to get out of the Quantum Realm through some manner and show up for Avengers 4 and it stands to reason running into Janet’s home base within the dimension could provide him with the necessary tools to do so.
This is all conjecture at this point and will be until we get to watch Ant-Man and the Wasp frame by frame. That’s how we got a bunch of the key Avengers: Infinity War details we missed upon our first viewing.