Today is a pretty solid day for the MCU. This morning, the first official trailer released for Avengers: Infinity War, and it’s safe to say that fans are pretty excited for the epic blockbuster. That being said, it kind of makes you think about the direction the Marvel Cinematic Universe will head into after Phase 3 of their movie lineup comes to a close.
One of the films on the Phase 4 slate is Ant-Man & The Wasp, which will star Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly returning as Scott Lang (Ant-Man) and Hope van Dyne (The Wasp). The first Ant-Man movie gave us a glimpse into the quantum realm, which is basically a separate dimension in which space and time are pretty much non-existent. We also got a glimpse of this dimension in Doctor Strange, but it looks like the realm could actually be playing a big part in the Ant-Man sequel and an even bigger part to future of the MCU as a whole.
In an interview with Vanity Fair, Evangeline Lilly follows up some comments made by Marvel CEO Bob Iger about the future of the MCU through different realms:
“When I heard about Infinity War and the direction that they’re heading, I did have this moment of realizing, oh, wow, there’s a bit of a déjà vu for me with the Lost franchise,” Lilly said. “We are hitting that [Lost] Season 4 space where everything’s about to shift, and you’re about to lose the solid ground underneath you. And [Ant-Man and the Wasp], of course, will play a part in that.”
Lilly further explains the previous statement: “Those characters are experts in the quantum realm. In Ant-Man and the Wasp, they are trying everything in their power to safely enter the quantum realm and return back from it because they have evidence from the first film that Scott Lang was able to do that. If he can do it, why can’t we? If we do succeed in Ant-Man and the Wasp, then that does open a whole entire new multi-verse to enter into and play around in. I’m not the story creator, so I can’t tell you what they’re going to do with that. But I definitely see the potential there.”
So it’s looking like the quantum realm will be making a big comeback in the future of Marvel films. If this does happen, like Evangeline said, it certainly opens a heck of a lot more things that these films can play with and tap into in the future. We just have to make sure everyone survives Thanos in Infinity War so that they can actually play around in the next phase of movies.
Source: Vanity Fair
Ant-Man & The Wasp will make its way to theaters on July 6, 2018.