Hank Saves Janet From The Quantum Realm
Though some may have guessed Scott, or even Hope, would travel into the Quantum Realm to save Janet, it turns out Hank has to be the one. The reason for this is that Scott and Hope need to remain on Earth in order to protect the Quantum Tunnel from those who would want to steal the tech for themselves. It's Hank's first trip into the Quantum Realm, and although Scott tries to prepare his mentor for what the experience will entail, the former Ant-Man is essentially on his own.
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That is, of course, until he rescues Janet. The calculations that pinpointed the former Wasp's location inside the Quantum Realm turn out to be (close to) accurate. However, Hank's mind gets tricked by the Quantum Realm and Janet actually needs to save him from a vision of the people in his life. But, the pair eventually make it out of the Quantum Realm.
Janet Is Barely In the Movie - But Has Quantum Powers
Much of Ant-Man and the Wasp revolves around rescuing Janet, but aside from a flashback in the opening scene, Scott's vision and (technically) Scott being "possessed" by the former Wasp, she's barely in the movie. She's not rescued until the very end, and when she does appear, she has certain abilities from being in the Quantum Realm for so long. Not only does she somehow avert Hank losing his mind, she also stabilizes the Quantum energy in Ghost.
However, besides those few scenes - and the mid-credits scene - Janet doesn't appear much in the movie. Instead, Ant-Man and the Wasp focuses more on the rescue mission to find her, rather than Janet herself, which will likely leave viewers with plenty of questions about what exactly happened to Janet in the Quantum Realm.
End-Credits Scenes Connect to Infinity War
Ant-Man and the Wasp has two post-credits scenes, one at the mid-point and another at the very end. The main story of Ant-Man and the Wasp doesn't connect to Avengers: Infinity War - instead tying more into Civil War. However, the mid-credits scene directly ties into Infinity War, with Scott traveling into the Quantum Realm and being stuck there when Hank, Hope and Janet are dusted by Thanos' universe-altering snap. Plus, with mentions of time vortexes in the Quantum Realm, there's plenty to dig into in terms of how Ant-Man and the Wasp sets up Avengers 4.
As for the second end-credits scene, a camera pans through Scott's home in San Francisco post-snap, but no one's there. Does this mean Scott's friends and family were also dusted? This scene is more of a gag because, though it takes place after Thanos' snap, it ends simply with the giant ant drumming.
Bill Foster Never Becomes Goliath
In the comics, Bill Foster is the alter-ego of the superhero Goliath. Since Fishburne was cast in the roles, fans have speculated about whether he would suit up as Goliath in Ant-Man and the Wasp. However, while Bill and Scott discuss the former's work with Hank on using Pym Particles to increase his size, he doesn't officially become Goliath. Unfortunately, based on this movie, it seems Bill's Goliath days are all in the past. Still, Ant-Man and the Wasp leaves the door open for Bill to suit up in the future, so perhaps Goliath could appear in a third Ant-Man film.
No Marvel Cinematic Universe Cameos
Ant-Man and the Wasp features two versions of each its titular superheroes, but the latest MCU installment doesn't offer any fun Avengers cameos. So, those hoping to see Hawkeye pop up in a end-credits scene, or another run-in between Ant-Man and Falcon will be disappointed. Still, fans excited to see Scott Lang team up with his fellow MCU superheroes will get just that when Ant-Man returns next year in Avengers 4.
- Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018) release date: Jul 06, 2018
- Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
- The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 05, 2019