All of this can be traced back to the post-credits scene hidden within the film. It’s one which has already leaked online (alas, at the time of writing, it appears Marvel Studios has pulled said clip offline), and now, director Peyton Reed has weighed in to give a little more perspective to what is undoubtedly one of the most intriguing after-credits stingers in Marvel history.
What we didn’t necessarily know was how we were going to deal with it. Do we glimpse TV monitors and TV reports of stuff going on in other parts of the world? That stuff seemed kind of lame and obvious. We’ve seen that in other movies. It didn’t feel particularly inspired.
Continuing on, he said:
I think that Markus and McFeely did the first crack at that scene, just conceptually. They set up these elements, and we refined it with our writers’ room…It felt like our movie’s very particular way of dealing with that scene.
Reed makes a good point when he says that the cliché of projecting world events over TV monitors is becoming a little long in the tooth, so trapping Scott Lang within Marvel’s Quantum Realm is an efficient and wholly unique way of joining the dots between Ant-Man and the Wasp and the so-far untitled Avengers 4. The question, really, is whether he’ll come into contact with one Carol Danvers while circling that time vortex…