It’s been a point of intense speculation since Ant-Man’s absence from Infinity War, but now Marvel fans may actually have some basis for their certainty that Ant-Man and the Wasp will affect Avengers 4 (and the outcome of Infinity War). Quantum-level shrinking already gets into some tricky commingling of time and space, so this is no surprise, but it’s nice to hear from someone directly involved.
At the red carpet for Peyton Reed’s second entry into the MCU, SYFY WIRE caught up with a few people from the film — and got some juicy intel for comic film fans.
We asked noted comics fan David Dastmalchian (who plays Kurt in the film) about how this film fits in with Infinity War. “Here’s the great thing about comic books and comic book movies: We keep buying a comic book every month, and for people like me, we buy 15 different comic books every month,” he said. “We keep showing up because you know, with your heroes, there’s gotta be hope, there’s gotta be optimism, there’s gotta be the possibility of a future where they could save the day.”
“You ask, ‘Where was Scott Lang and Hope Van Dyne, where were they?’ That’s gonna be answered in this film,” Dastmalchian said. “Moreover, there are elements of this film that tie directly into the future, and the future of Infinity War, and after seeing this film audiences will start to connect dots in ways that, hopefully, will show how Scott and Hope — and now Hank and Janet — will bring something to the table to help in the battle to save the universe.”
While faithful fans have already begun connecting dots (even if they haven’t known for sure), the film will likely help put much of the confusion and doubt to rest — or at least deliver new confusion and doubts for the audience to mull over while they wait for Captain Marvel and Avengers 4 to put all their questions to rest.
(With reporting by Gary Miereanu and Katie Wilson)