The Russos' Avengers: Infinity War has finally debuted in theaters, which raises one major question: how can the Marvel Cinematic Universe get any bigger? Well, the answer to that question is that it can't, at least not right now. So, with that in mind, Marvel Studios has instead decided to move in the opposite direction by following up Infinity War's historic opening with a new trailer for Peyton Reed's Ant-Man and The Wasp.
This preview is a fun and lighthearted romp in the spirit of the original, but it also leaves us with several notable questions about the film. On that note, we have put together a list of the biggest questions raised by this trailer that need answers ahead of its July 6 release date. We have a few major points to get to, so let's start things off by diving into the chronology of Ant-Man and The Wasp's narrative. Of course, you can take a look at the new trailer here. If you've already seen it, here are our thoughts.
When Is The Movie Set?
One of the biggest questions associated with Ant-Man and The Wasp is where it actually falls in the Marvel Cinematic Universe timeline. We know that it will take place after the events of Captain America: Civil War (the film's marketing campaign has already directly acknowledged the 2016 blockbuster), but we do not know much else aside from the fact that Scott goes on house arrest ahead of Infinity War's story. With such a cataclysmic event taking place in Avengers: Infinity War (but more on that later), it seems unlikely that both films take place simultaneously. Nevertheless, as timelines have become such important elements in the overarching MCU stories, we need to know when Ant-Man and The Wasp's story is actually set so we can have a better understanding of where it fits in the greater Phase 3 plan.
How Will Infinity War Impact It?
On a similar note, we also need to know how or if the fallout of Avengers: Infinity War will directly affect the events of Ant-Man and The Wasp. Though he's a relatively new addition to The Avengers roster, Scott Lang is still among the ranks of Earth's mightiest heroes. Moreover, he (along with Jeremy Renner's Hawkeye) is acknowledged in Infinity War to explain his absence from duty in the Battle of Wakanda. With Infinity War ending on such a gloomy, apocalyptic note, we need to know how Thanos' game-changing arrival on Earth will influence the future of Scott's tenure as a hero. We already know that he's set to appear in Avengers 4, so something will have to happen to bring him back to the front line to help out folks like Captain America and Iron Man once more.