If there is one thing Marvel loves to do its plant little Easter eggs in the background. The problem is sometimes these Easter eggs are so small or go by so fast that it's impossible to see them until you're going frame by frame. That was the case for the first Ant-Man, where we saw a shadow of Janet Van Dyne when Scott was in the Quantum Realm. It turns out that they did the same thing in Ant-Man and The Wasp, as Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige told io9.
"Like the first movie there are clues in the Quantum Realm to other possibilities and things," Feige said. "I'm talking frames [of film]."
Director Peyton Reed went on to say that there is something down there that people likely won't see in the theater.
"We have definitely laid some groundwork for some stuff down there… similar to what we did in the first movie," Reed said. "[In the first movie,] it was not until really DVD or Blu-ray release when people started freeze-framing it like 'Wait a second. There's a reflection. Is that Wasp down there? Is it Janet?'"
Reed went on to say that the possibilities could be endless, which gives everyone enormous creative freedom.
"The Quantum Realm was daunting because the good news is the bad news. Which is it's infinite and can be whatever you want it to be. … [By] creating this logic that it's possible to come back, the wheels have started turning with Hank and Hope that maybe you've got to get through that Void," Reed said.
The Void is the place where Scott ended up where it was dark and quiet, but there could be something beyond the darkness and the silence.
"It feels like a more desolate, maybe less traversed, part of the Quantum Realm," Reed said. "It leaves the audience, hopefully, with this idea of 'Okay, what's further down?'"
Feige has said that the Quantum Realm is going to be important to the Marvel Cinematic Universe going forward. How it's going to be important might buried in a single frame somewhere in Ant-Man and The Wasp.
Summary: As Scott Lang balances being both a Super Hero and a father, Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym present an urgent new mission that finds the Ant-Man fighting alongside The Wasp to uncover secrets from their past.
Ant-Man and The Wasp, directed by Peyton Reed, stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Hannah John-Kamen, Michael Douglas, and Michael Peña. It will be released on July 6th.