Though Ant-Man and the Wasp is the tonal opposite of Avengers: Infinity War in almost every way you can imagine (no bad dads like Thanos in this movie), it nonetheless takes place in the same exact fictional universe. And that means, the epic events of Avengers: Infinity War do slyly connect to the adventures of Scott “Ant-Man” Lang and Hope “The Wasp” Van Dyne. But, if you’re looking for clues about Infinity War or Avengers 4 in Ant-Man and the Wasp, you’ll have to wait until after the credits have rolled. The newest Marvel movie has two post-credits scenes. One that matters in a big way, and a second scene that you can probably skip.
No spoilers for Ant-Man and the Wasp ahead, only a guide to post-credits scene wait time.
Without giving away what happens exactly in these post-credits scenes, here’s the deal. After the final (and hilarious) scene in Ant-Man and the Wasp, a highly stylized credits scene plays. This is something you’ll want to sit through no matter what, because it’s totally awesome. Not only is it a really retro credits-scene, it captures the whimsical and flippant mood of the whole movie perfectly. Basically, the credits themselves will remind you why you like this movie. These credits last no more than two minutes, maybe even less.
And then, right after those main credits, there is a BIG post-credits scene. And yes, it connects to Infinity War in a HUGE way. If you’ve seen Infinity War, you’ll understand right away what’s going on. To be clear, this isn’t a vague reference; characters in Ant-Man and the Wasp are directly impacted by Infinity War, and yes, Scott Lang AKA Ant-Man himself’s absence in Infinity War is totally explained by this post-credits scene.
After this first jarring post-credits scene, there is ANOTHER post-post credits scene after all the regular (read: boring) credits have rolled. However, that scene is more of a gag, and you and your family can probably skip it.
If you still have questions about Ant-Man and the Wasp, or your kids are asking you a bunch of questions about the movie, come back to Fatherly on Friday, and we’ll get deep into spoilers.
-Ant-Man and the Wasp is out in wide release in movie theaters on Friday, July 6.-