As you all know, Infinity War ends with Thanos snapping his fingers and erasing half of the universe's population. The real question on everybody's mind has been whether the after-credits scenes connect Ant-Man and the Wasp with Avengers: Infinity War or 2019's Avengers 4.
No, Ant-Man isn't likely to become the face of the MCU going forward - that honor will nearly certainly fall to Spider-Man and Black Panther.
But he's released from house arrest at the end of the movie and free to participate in experiments with his girlfriend Hope (Evangeline Lilly as The Wasp), her father Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and her mother Janet (Michelle Pfeiffer), recently saved from the Quantum Realm. Ant-Man and the Wasp is the first Marvel movie to hit theaters after that massive cliffhanger as well as the Avengers: Infinity War post-credits scene, which hinted at the long-awaited arrival of a certain superhero. Here's how we think that might have a major baring on Avengers 4.
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Naturally, we expect that Scott will eventually find his way out of the Quantum Realm without Hope, Hank, or Janet's help (we're counting on you, Luis!) and that his adventures in the subatomic dimension will somehow help the Avengers defeat Thanos and undo the effects of his universe-balancing snap, but we honestly have no idea how at this point - and that's pretty exciting. It's so the original Avengers crew could avenge everyone in the untitled Avengers 4 movie. Scott was warned to avoid any time vortexes in the Quantum Realm, and that seems like a very specific piece of information to drop on the audience.
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It's also worth considering that the Quantum Realm may have literally been out of reach of Thanos's snap all together, and thus, in one way or another, immune to the Infinity Stones' powers. But the Ant-Man and the Wasp end-credits scene does take place at the same time as Infinity War and answers the question of where Ant-Man was during the battle against Thanos - if not questions about how the Avengers plan to bring back their fallen compatriots. Jude Law will be portraying Mar-Vell, an alien with special abilities and a member of the Kree empire, which we've previously glimpsed in the MCU (Ronan from Guardians of the Galaxy).
While any temporal journeying could be the result of the Time Stone now in possession of Thanos, it could also come from Ant-Man's inter-dimensional travels in the Quantum Realm that leads into a time vortex.
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As such, the MCU has sufficiently established that an endless amount of different planes of existence are present at any given time and can conceivably flow into one another.