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 now both screened for critics and held its world premiere, we know exactly what to expect from its post-credits scenes, which have been described as can’t-miss. And after hearing all about them, we certainly agree that you’ll want to stay in your seats when you head out to the theater to catch Peyton Reed’s sequel next week.
Of course, spoilers will follow from here on out, but if that doesn’t bother you and you just can’t wait to find out what goes on during the credits, then continue reading after the jump.
Speaking to someone who saw the film at its world premiere, here’s what we were told about the first post-credits scene.
We see Hank, Hope and Janet outside in a parking lot somewhere with a miniature version of Hank’s quantum tunnel gateway device. It’s in the back of a van. At this point the day is saved, and Scott’s preparing to dive into the Quantum Realm in order to collect the required particles to help Ghost – a foe turned friend. First, we see the scene from the outside. Hank goes to radio Lang and after a few seconds, he reports back. Then we go inside the Quantum Realm.
We watch as Scott opens his magic canister, fills it and says he’s ready to come out. There’s no answer, though. He thinks it’s a joke at first but after a few more calls back, he starts to panic. We then pan to outside and see the ashes of all three scientists (Hank, Hope, Janet) floating away, having become a casualty of Thanos’ Snap of Doom from Infinity War. The last thing we hear is Scott crying out for help, with no one to retrieve him from the Quantum Realm.
As for the second one, it continues after the Mad Titan’s Snap but is more played for laughs, with our source telling us:
The camera pans through San Franciso, which is now a ghost town. We get to Scott’s house and hear someone playing his electric drumkit. The camera follows and eventually we land on an ant that’d been previously programmed to follow Scott’s daily routine (long story) jamming on the drum kit. Cue laughter.
So, it would seem that after much speculation, we finally have an answer to how Ant-Man and the Wasp ties into Avengers 4 and the rest of the MCU, for that matter. How Scott will get out of the Quantum Realm remains to be seen, of course, but with Hank, Hope and Janet now gone, he’ll no doubt have the motivation he needs to join up with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes next May and put an end to Thanos once and for all.