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How Will Ant-Man and The Wasp Deal With This Aftermath?

Disney is releasing two more Marvel films before the untitled fourth Avengers film hits theaters next summer.

The official plot synopsis for Ant-Man and The Wasp indicates that the story takes place in “the aftermath of Civil War,” so it’s likely that a lot of this story is a standalone tale set primarily before the events of Infinity War. When we talked to the Russo Brothers on the set of Infinity War, they said Ant-Man and The Wasp would have more connections to Infinity War than the upcoming Captain Marvel:

You mentioned that you guys read a bunch of the scripts for the other Marvel movies. Is there one before Infinity War that has the biggest lead-in that we can be expecting? Joe Russo: They all lead in in their own way, I think. As far as plot elements that actually drive towards the story, again, I think Marvel does a great job of segmenting the movies so that you can have your own experience in each film. I think from a plot standpoint, if there’s any corollary, Ant-Man 2 probably has some elements that stitch in.

But that also makes me wonder why we didn’t see Ant-Man or The Wasp in Infinity War. Why wouldn’t someone call them to help out? Where could they possibly be? We know that the Ant-Man films are building up the idea of the Quantum Realm. which is described as:

…an alternate dimension only accessible through magical energy, mystical transportation using a Sling Ring, or by tremendous subatomic shrinking caused by the Pym Particles. In the Quantum Realm, space and time are believed to be irrelevant.

Could this maybe be where our heroes are? Other fans seem to think that the ending of Ant-Man and the Wasp will somehow tie into Infinity War. If Scott and Hope are going to go into the quantum realm to rescue Janet, maybe they will come out after the end of Infinity War and be in for a huge surprise as the world has dramatically changed.

At the very least, we know that Ant-Man and the Wasp are both confirmed to be in Avengers 4.

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How Will Captain Marvel Connect With Infinity War?

The end credits scene for Infinity War shows Samuel L Jackson as Nick Fury and Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill learning about the spaceships over Wakanda and witnessing the Leftovers-style disappearance of half of the world. Fury calls for a code red and scrambles for a device to put out the call to someone. The big reveal at the end of the sequence is a Captain Marvel-style logo on the screen. This is an exciting end credits sequence and one of Marvel’s best to date. It may lead some fans to believe that Captain Marvel will have a lot to do with the future of this story, but that might not be the case at all. In fact, this end credits scene was a reshoot. Originally, Marvel was going to release Infinity War with no end credits scene at all – which would have been extremely bold.

Remember, Captain Marvel is a period film set in the 1990’s co-starring Jackson as Fury as a younger man without his eyepatch (perhaps we see how he loses the eye?). The story follows Brie Larsen as Carol Danvers, who “becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races.” One of the races is the Skrulls, a group who can disguise themselves as other characters within the Marvel Universe. In the comics, there is a significant event series called Secret Invasion, which involves the earth’s mightest heroes taking on this group. Some fans believed that this would be the title of Avengers 4, but the Infinity War cliffhanger seems to suggest otherwise.

It does seem odd that Nick Fury showed up at the end of the original Iron Man to inform Tony Stark that there were more superpowered heroes like him out there. If there was a significant Earth-at-stakes battle in the ’90s, you’d think Stark would have heard about it and known about Captain Marvel.

Which also leads us to the other question: Where has Captain Marvel been? We’ve seen 19 films now (18 of which take place after her origin story), and she’s supposedly existing somewhere in this universe, yet she has not made a public appearance. There must be a reason for this.

Regardless, it does seem like Captain Marvel will be a big part of the fourth Avengers film. Kevin Feige has been boasting about her powers and it’s clear they will be needed to win this war against Thanos.

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What Will Avengers 4 Be Titled?

The filmmakers have said that the reason why the Avengers 4 title has not been announced is that it’s a spoiler for Infinity War. Now that we’ve finally seen the film, what do you think the title might be? Here are some guesses from our team:

  • Avengers: Disassembled: This has been a favorite pick of ours for over a year now. We always thought Thanos might win, but not in this devastating way. Initially, we believed the Avengers would be split up into different times and dimensions. We don’t know that’s not the case, but this title, which comes directly from the comics (remember, Marvel Studios loves to use comic titles for their movies) is very fitting.
  • Avengers: Reassembled: On the other side of the coin, maybe Disassembled is too much of a downer title coming off of that dramatic ending. Perhaps the opposite would be more optimistic.
  • Avengers: Endgame: a title that comes directly out of dialogue in Infinity War.
  • Avengers: Infinity Gauntlet: some people seem to think they might take this title from the comic, although it doesn’t make much sense as the Infinity War storyline pretty much follows the Gauntlet story. At one point, Zoe Saldana casually mentioned that Avengers 4 would be titled Infinity Gauntlet, but that title was later debunked by James Gunn.
  • Avengers: The Infinity Crusade: another title from the comics, which was the sequel to Infinity War/Infinity Gauntlet.
  • Avengers: Resurrection: Maybe a bit too on the nose?

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