Warning: Spoiler for Marvel's recently released Ant-Man and the Wasp
The sequel to 2015's Ant-Man hit the theatre on July 6. After the enormous success of Avengers: Infinity War, fans of Marvel Cinematic Universe were swarming to see the Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly starrer Ant-Man and the Wasp.
During Ant-Man and the Wasp's first two weekends run, it has grossed a staggering $300 million. The film might not be as big as recently released superhero films in the MCU, but the Ant-Man sequel is generally considered by moviegoers to be a fun entertaining film. That being said, there are many who have even stated that Paul Rudd's performance as Scott Lang/Ant-Man did conceal the fact that Ant-Man and the Wasp contain loopholes in the main story content.
Ant-Man 2 finally showed Hank Pyn's wife who was trapped in the Quantum Realm for almost 30 years. ScreenRant pointed out that the reunion of Pyn family was emotional and sweet but they did not show how did Janet Van Dyne survive in the realm all these years. Furthermore, what was she doing in those years? And what has happened to her clothes?
There were several other instances where it reportedly looked that the writers sat behind the desk and tried to make funny jokes which somehow did not work this time. After watching Infinity War and that never-to-speak-about mid-credit and post-credit sequences, fans were hoping to see something more out of the fan favourite character.
The mid-credit scene of Ant-Man and the Wasp received a varied response from everyone. Typically, MCU films have some kind of cameo in it but the creative minds behind Ant-Man 2 decided not to bring anyone. However, there was also no way they could have prevented the terrible events occurred during Avengers: Infinity War.
Ant-Man and the Wasp's mid-credit scene showed Scott Lang's journey to the quantum realm, to obtain a solution for the Ava Starr/Ghost (Hannah John-Kamen). As Scott harvested the quantum energy and asked Pym to transport him back, viewers saw Pym, Hope, and Janet disintegrated. This is how the makers have tried to connect the timeline of Avengers: Infinity War with Ant-Man and the Wasp.
Check out these fan reactions to the mid-credits scene:
LISTEN: I know Marvel takes liberties with the science in its films to create this fantastical world we all know and love. BUT the pure PHYSICS BUTCHERY in Ant Man and The Wasp was almost too much for my dumb lil physics major ass.— Ivette Fernandez (@ObviouslyIvette) July 18, 2018
The list of movies better than Ant Man and Wasp includes the Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl, Honey,I shrunk the Kids and Men in Black 3.— Levi (@YouOnlyLeviOnce) July 17, 2018
ant man and the wasp post credit scene...... nothing has ever broken me like that— mj; (@markrothkos) July 14, 2018
Many have pointed out before heading for Wakanda, Avengers fought Thanos' goons on the streets of New York. Fans were aware of the fact that Ant-Man was not in Infinity War because he was under house arrest. However, in the recently released film, it is shown that his ankle monitor is removed before the final Infinity War battle began.
The mid-credit scene displayed them creating a tunnel instead of helping Captain America. Many are asking why did Scott did not go to fight with the Avengers just like he did in Captain America: Civil War? At the same time, many have even pointed out how the events of the Infinity War were not shown during the mid-credit sequence. Talking about the mid-credit scene, director Reed told Uproxx following:
"I think everybody in the back of their minds' are like, "okay, they can't ignore it, they can't ignore it." What's going to happen and who is it going to happen to? So we wanted to just have fun with that. And for me, you're not going to do the event in a bigger way than Infinity War did it. It had to be its own different tone and had to be specific to our movie."
Ant-Man and the Wasp work in hurriedly in the most basic senses. But in all, fans won't be disappointed with the film as it opens up the door for the future of young Avengers in making, most likely Scott Lang's daughter Cassie.