After 10 years and 19 movies – Avengers: Infinity War included – the MCU is basically synonymous with post-credits scenes designed to set up the next chapter in Marvel’s blockbuster franchise. Or, in the case of Guardians of the Galaxy, revealing a happy little sapling so that audiences leave the theater with a smile on their face.
There’s no reason to think then that Ant-Man and the Wasp will be any different and sure enough, with the film having premiered last night, we now know that it’ll include two post-credits scenes which apparently, you can’t miss. The specifics of what exactly they contain is obviously unknown, but it’s easy enough to speculate.
We imagine one will just be for extra laughs, but the other could very well act as a lead-in to Avengers 4. After all, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has already confirmed that the Peyton Reed-directed sequel will connect to next May’s blockbuster, while there’ve also been rumors that Hawkeye might show up once those final credits have rolled, presumably to tease us with his transition to Ronin which will surely come about due to one or more of his family members being wiped out by Thanos’ Snap of Doom.
Whatever ends up happening, you’re definitely going to want to check out Ant-Man and the Wasp. The first reactions have already hit social media and folks are calling it “crazy fun,” “a total blast,” “funny AF” and the “best Marvel sequel since The Winter Soldier.” That’s high praise, indeed, but with the studio on an absolute roll right now, there was never any reason to doubt that they’d end off the year on a high note.
Ant-Man and the Wasp makes a beeline for U.S. theaters on July 6th, before making its way across the pond in time for August 3rd. That’s a full 28 days later than expected, so you can understand why Marvel’s UK fanbase are a little peeved by the lengthy interlude. It seems they can blame the World Cup for the delay, though.