The first Avengers: Endgame trailer left us on a cliffhanger regarding the fate of Tony Stark, as Robert Downey Jr.’s character drifts through an endless vacuum. But with a sense of balance that would make the Mad Titan himself proud, the teaser also offered some confirmation that Scott Lang managed to get out of his own similar predicament from the end of Ant-Man and the Wasp.
As you may recall, Peyton Reed’s film concluded with Ant-Man stuck in the Quantum Realm with no one left on the other side to help him out. But lo and behold, there he is in the Endgame trailer asking Earth’s remaining Avengers to buzz him in. Naturally, the fans have their theories on how Scott managed to escape from the zone that had previously trapped Janet van Dyne for thirty years, with a new piece from Screen Rant offering two suggestions.
First off is the prediction that half the internet seems to have gone with – that being, he escapes through a time vortex. And while there’s no telling what time or place these potential plot devices would send Scott, it’s argued that since he still has the Ant-Man suit on, he could always shrink back down and try again if he doesn’t like where a vortex takes him.
Of course, given the infinite number of places and periods that these vortexes might go, you can imagine that Scott would still have to be ridiculously lucky to return to present day Earth no matter how many attempts he made. Then again, we’re still pretty uninformed about the nature of these portals, so perhaps they work in a more convenient way than we imagine.
Anyway, the other theory observes how Scott can be seen getting out of Hank Pym’s van in the trailer, suggesting that the Quantum Tunnel stored in the vehicle might have some sort of failsafe that would allow someone to escape the Quantum Realm without the need for outside assistance.
That second suggestion sounds like a bit of a cop-out compared to the time vortex idea, while also tying in less with the popular time travel predictions. Nonetheless, both ideas seem plausible enough, and we’ll find out if either or neither are the case when Avengers: Endgame hits theaters on April 26th, 2019.
Source: Screen Rant