Despite all of its BTS production turmoil, Ant-Man turned out to be one of the MCU's finest entries, as Peyton Reed's superhero heist picture paid off in a big way by keeping the stakes small.
Marvel Studios’ upcoming Ant-Man and The Wasp is looking to double-down on that surprise success, and actress Evangeline Lilly just clued us all in to how the sequel intends to do so. When asked about Disney CEO Bob Iger’s comments regarding the MCU expanding into new areas, Lilly appears to have revealed a big detail on the plot of Ant-Man and The Wasp and what that could mean for the MCU moving forward.
“When I heard about Infinity War and the direction that they’re heading, I did have this moment of realizing, oh, wow, there’s a bit of a déjà vu for me with the Lost franchise. We are hitting that (Lost) Season 4 space where everything’s about to shift, and you’re about to lose the solid ground underneath you. And [Ant-Man and the Wasp], of course, will play a part in that.
Those characters are experts in the quantum realm. In Ant-Man and the Wasp, they are trying everything in their power to safely enter the quantum realm and return back from it because they have evidence from the first film that Scott Lang was able to do that. If he can do it, why can’t we? If we do succeed in Ant-Man and the Wasp, then that does open a whole entire new multi-verse to enter into and play around in. I’m not the story creator, so I can’t tell you what they’re going to do with that. But I definitely see the potential there."
Whoa. While we've wondered aloud at BMD for a while how everything in the MCU will play out moving forward (as Kevin Feige is confident we'll be watching Marvel pictures for a long time), this gives us a solid idea of how weird these stroytellers are probably going to get with it (and with Michelle Pfeiffer set to co-star as Janet Van Dyne in Ant-Man and the Wasp, it'd seem fans can expect a trip back into the quantum realm for Scott Lang [Paul Rudd]). Opening up new dimensions, though which other characters can crawl (or our heroes can cross through) sounds kind of incredible in a metaphysical way. Here's hoping the Next Gen MCU (or whatever we end up calling it) will be even more idiosyncratic than the last.
In the meantime, we still got a bunch of Marvel movies to look forward to, as Ant-Man comes July 6th, 2018 (after both Black Panther and Infinity War - buckle up, kiddos).