ICYMI, 'Ant-Man And The Wasp' Happens Before 'Avengers: Infinity War'

Yes, we've reported on this before, but it's probably not a bad idea to remind everyone seeing Avengers: Infinity War this weekend where the next MCU superhero film on the schedule Ant-Man And The Wasp happens to fall in the storyline.

Ant-Man and the Wasp

There is some slight Infinity War spoiler territory after the synopsis, so if you don't want to know before seeing the film, you may not want to read any further.

ICYMI, 'Ant-Man And The Wasp' Happens Before 'Avengers: Infinity War'Back last year in 2017, the official synopsis was released, and had some interesting tells as to where in the Marvel Studios' storyline the Ant-Man sequel will fall.

"From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes a new chapter featuring heroes with the astonishing ability to shrink: 'Ant-Man and The Wasp'. In the aftermath of 'Captain America: Civil War', Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he's confronted by Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) and Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside The Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from their past."

So, we know it happens sometime after Captain America: Civil War.  As you'll no doubt remember, that film saw two sides of the Avengers pitted against each other in the aftermath of the Age Of Ultron action which also resulted in the Sokovia Accords, the legal document in that movie that dictated laws specifically about what the Avengers could do and who they answered to.

ICYMI, 'Ant-Man And The Wasp' Happens Before 'Avengers: Infinity War'

Scott Lange aka Ant-Man fought on Captain America's side, meaning according to the Accords, he was branded a criminal.  We know there was additional fallout for the former convict, and during the action of Infinity War, it's mentioned that Scott was serving house arrest, and that's why we don't see him at all.

Ant-Man and the Wasp

This doesn't really explain why he wouldn't find a way out of it to help out his friends, but, perhaps that's the cover story? Maybe?  One of the ongoing theories is the action in Ant-Man And The Wasp will center around Scott and Hope traveling into the quantum realm to rescue Janet, Hope's mom.  Which maybe could be the reason he's not exactly available to fight Thanos.

Ant-Man And The Wasp, the 20th MCU flick, is set to open on July 6th, 2018.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 

Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional

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