Ant-Man And The Wasp Won’t Be Affected By Avengers: Infinity War’s Ending

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When it comes to discussing Ant-Man and the Wasp, I think it’s very hard to get around the elephant in the room that is Avengers: Infinity War‘s ending. Sure, neither of the heroes co-headlining Marvel Studios’ next release took part in the latest team-up, but when Thanos snuffs out half of all living beings populating the universe with a mere snap of his fingers, questions are bound to be raised.

Given that, True Believers and casual moviegoers alike have been wondering if Scott Lang and Hope van Dyne disintegrated and left behind only the fresh scent of pine, but it looks like that problem’s for Joe and Anthony Russo to deal with when the time comes, because director Peyton Reed is focusing more so on the task in front of him.

While speaking with ComicBook.com, it appeared that Reed factored in Captain America: Civil War‘s fallout when crafting his own story, which was the last film to turn the Marvel Cinematic Universe upside down, as he offered the following:

“We definitely had to deal with the ramifications post-Civil War. That was crucial to Scott and crucial to Hope. I mean, it really is like, fundamental in how in the jumping off point about what’s going between the two of them at the start of this movie. Outside of that, what I’m really happy about is we’re free to tell sort of our freestanding story. Once we establish that as the leaping off point, this thing is going on over here.”

Getting back to the Infinity War thing, the filmmaker had this to say:

“With huge personal stakes and, and huge other stakes that are really separate of what’s going on with Infinity War. So that’s is something that was really, really appealing to me is to not have to… We have enough stuff to track in this movie without having to sort of keep abreast of what’s going on in that.”

In all honesty, I can’t blame Reed for being more concerned with the characters he’s been assigned, rather than worrying about tie-ins and whatnot. Yes, he may have taken Civil War into account, but it’s just a matter of fact that Marvel movies sometimes rely too much on their interconnectivity and just need to focus on the now.

Ant-Man and the Wasp opens in theaters on July 6th.

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