Ant-Man and The Wasp released in India on Friday and finally, the desi audience can now discuss what the mid-credit scene means for the fourth instalment of Avengers.
There have been speculations about the surviving Avengers, after the events of Avengers: Infinity War they will time travel to the first battle of New York when Loki first led the charge of Chittauri army in an attempt to take over Earth. This is when Earth first became the focus of Thanos. Therefore, stopping the Mad Titan in his tracks rather than fighting him when he is all too powerful makes for a good choice.
If we are to believe the breadcrumbs left by Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige, Nick Fury’s (Samuel L Jackson) distress call to Captain Marvel at the end of Infinity War was one of the wise decisions the super spy ever made. Brie Larson’s standalone Captain Marvel movie will introduce this new superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe when the movie releases on March 6, 2019. She will reportedly play one of the most crucial roles in bringing back the dead Avengers and restoring the universe as we knew it.
But she will not be alone and the time-travel theory will include Ant-Man if the mid-credit scene is anything to go by. The scene definitely answers the question of what happened to Ant-Man when Thanos snapped his fingers. After being rescued from the Quantum realm, Janet van Dyne (Michelle Pfieffer) teams up with her daughter Hope (Evangeline Lilly) and husband Dr Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) to collect the healing particles from Quantum realm. Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) aka Ant-Man goes sub-atomic to get through the tunnel to collect these particles. While our tiny superhero is still in the realm, Thanos snaps the fingers and the Pym-Van Dyne family turns to ashes and Lang remains stuck in the realm.
I know, on the surface this is not a reassuring sight. But do not discard the conversation Janet and Scott have before he gets into the tunnel. She warns him about not getting stuck in Time Vortex. The Time Vortices can mean a thousand different things based on which comic book story the writers have picked for Avengers 4. But Ant-Man being the only superhero alive who can travel through dimensions (you are missed Doctor Strange!) one can hope he will manipulate these vortices to get out of Quantum realm and help the original Avengers travel through time.
The question now remains how Captain Marvel will help Ant-Man or vice-versa. Other unanswered questions are where does Hawkeye come into play? Is this what Doctor Strange saw to be the successful one from 14,000,605 possible futures?
Avengers 4 cannot release soon enough for this!