Warning: SPOILERS for Avengers: Infinity War are ahead! If you don't want to know about any story details from Marvel's latest blockbuster, turn back now and come back once you're ready.
Avengers: Infinity War brought most of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's heroes together to fight Thanos and his forces, but there were two notable absentees from the blockbusters: Hawkeye and Ant-Man. Neither of the heroes where featured in the Infinity War marketing, and while a passing reference was thrown in about the two, we never learned what they were up to during the conflict. And it turns out that it's not just we the audience who are curious about their whereabouts, particularly Ant-Man's. In a new Marvel video, several of the Infinity War actors are questioning where Scott Lang and his new crimefighting partner Hope van Dyne, a.k.a. The Wasp, were during the craziness.
There are some good guesses posited in this video, from Ant-Man and Wasp having possibly been on their way to help out in Avengers: Infinity War until they went subatomic, or maybe they were there the entire time and stayed tiny to do reconnaissance. Alas, the video ends with Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly staying mum about where their characters were, but it's ok, because this was all just pretext for revealing that a new Ant-Man and the Wasp trailer is dropping tomorrow. You shouldn't expect "Where were Ant-Man and Wasp?" to be answered during the trailer, as that would straight up spoil the movie, but at least the new preview will show us more footage depicting the shrinking superheroes' next adventure, which will somehow explain their absence from Infinity War.
When we last left off with Scott Lang in Captain America: Civil War, he'd been thrown in The Raft for siding with Steve Rogers during the Sokovia Accords conflict, but he (along with Falcon, Scarlet Witch and Hawkeye) was broken out of the prison by Steve at the end of the movie. During Avengers: Infinity War, it was mentioned that Scott made a deal with the U.S. government to be placed under house arrest rather than be returned to The Raft. It's now confirmed that Ant-Man and the Wasp is set post-Civil War and pre-Infinity War, and will see Scott trying to balance his home life and his Ant-Man duties. But that becomes more complicated when Hank Pym and Hope van Dyne recruit him for a new mission. Evangeline Lilly has said that the Quantum Realm, where Michelle Pfeiffer's Janet van Dyne is still imprisoned, will play heavily into Ant-Man and the Wasp, so perhaps this story ends with Scott and Hope being trapped in that alternate dimension, and they'll finally break free by the time Avengers 4 rolls around.
Ant-Man and the Wasp buzzes into theaters on July 6, and we here at CinemaBlend will bring you more updates about the sequel as they come in. For now, you can learn what other movies are coming out this year by heading to our 2018 release schedule.