This might sound bizarre but Ant Man and The Wasp is the sequel to not just Ant-Man but also to Captain America: Civil War. We all know the impact of the events of Civil War on the life of unfuuny ex-conman and a father to a daughter, Scott Lang who spent the last two years under house arrest which followed his capture by Team Iron Man.
“We couldn’t just ignore what happened to Ant-Man in this movie (Captain America: Civil War),” says Ant-Man and The Wasp producer and Marvel Studious President Kevin Feige in a press conference on Sunday. He said that there were ramifications of the Sokovia Accords and Scott being on house arrest which gave them a natural starting point.
Actor Paul Rudd who plays Ant-Man in the movie added, “One of the things that were nice was that it gave us a bit of leeway a little harder than we actually would’ve been able to.” Now that the character is more established in Marvel, Rudd feels that it gives him more freedom to play into humour.
Civil War saw the hero being appointed by Falcon to Team Cap where he used his size shifting abilities during the airport scene giving Captain a much needed assist from the other half of Avengers. Iron Man was in favour of Sokovia records which meant to impose government control over superheroes.
Director Peter Reed confirmed that they had to deal with the ramifications post Civil War while making Ant-Man and The Wasp. He expressed how happy he was to tell his own freestanding story by explaining what’s actually going on between Ant-Man and the Wasp (Hope) in the beginning of the movie.
The sequel takes place after the events of Civil War but before Infinity War which did not have Ant-Man or the Wasp in the team. Both will be appearing in Avengers 4 which releases next year.
Ant-Man and The Wasp hits the theatres on July 6. Watch it if you want to know why these two weren’t there in Infinity War!