Rumor of the Day: Is this the basic plot of Ant-Man and the Wasp?

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Mar 26, 2021, 9:00 AM EDT (Updated)

Ant-Man and the Wasp is currently filming in Atlanta, and several set photos have emerged showing Scott Lang (Paul Rudd), Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly), and Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) on the run. But what happens in the Marvel movie before that? Where/how do we pick up from the events of Captain America: Civil War?

A new report has emerged from an anonymous source via the fan site MCU Exchange (so take it with a heaping grain of salt) that may have revealed some plot details for director Peyton Reed’s Ant-Man follow-up. According to the report, Ant-Man and the Wasp will apparently take place over a very short period of time, and the beginning of the movie will see our heroes in “very different situations.” Which, yeah, is admittedly pretty vague.

The film takes place after Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) has broken Scott and the rest of #TeamCap out of The Raft in the wake of Civil War and sees our former-thief-turned-hero on house arrest, chilling with his daughter, Cassie (Abby Ryder Fortson), and quite content to do so. It is unclear how Scott gets to be sentenced to house arrest after destroying that airport in Germany and being part of a prison break, so it’s going to be interesting to find out how that happens. We're also told that it seems like the events of Civil War have led Scott to give up on being Ant-Man. 

Meanwhile, Hank and his daughter have been looking for a way to bring back Hope’s mom, Janet van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer), from the Quantum Realm, and they’re pretty miffed that Scott left for Germany to help Cap. They spend a lot of time working from a mobile lab that has been miniaturized by using the Pym Particles (a fairly common plot device in the comics). Hank and Hope will apparently spend most of the movie on the run from unknown baddies, and set pics reveal they will reunite with Scott, who will put on the suit again to help them at some point.

Again, this has to be taken with a grain of salt, but it all sounds somewhat plausible. The one thing that is unclear is the impact of Avengers: Infinity War (May 4, 2018), which opens two months before Ant-Man and the Wasp (July 6). Does that mean the Ant-Man sequel takes place before the events of Infinity War in the timeline? What do you think?

(via MCU Exchange)