The previously-revealed synopsis for Marvel Studios’ upcoming Ant-Man and The Wasp offers only a tease of what fans can expect from the 2018 sequel. In speaking with Vanity Fair for the Marvel Studios cover story, however, actress Evangeline Lilly was asked about Disney CEO Bob Iger’s comments about the MCU expanding into new areas. In answering, Lilly appears to have revealed a big detail on the plot of Ant-Man and The Wasp and what that could mean for the MCU moving forward
“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. 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.)’
“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.”
As fans know from the first film, Hope’s mother was lost in the Quantum Realm many years ago and a brief appearance of her can even be seen for a split second during Scott’s journey there in the 2015 film. With Michelle Pfeiffer set to star as Janet Van Dyne in the film, it would seem fans can expect a trip back into the quantum realm.
Ant-Man and The Wasp stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Peña and Academy Award winner Michael Douglas, who all return to the roles they originated in the 2015 box office hit Ant-Man. Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, Abby Ryder Fortson, Tip “T.I.” Harris and David Dastmalchian also reprise their supporting roles. The highly-anticipated follow-up has also added Academy Award nominees Michelle Pfeiffer and Laurence Fishburne, along with Hannah John-Kamen, Walton Goggins and Randall Park to the ensemble cast.
Marvel Studios‘ Ant-Man and The Wasp is directed by Peyton Reed and produced by Kevin Feige, with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Stephen Broussard, Charles Newirth and Stan Lee serving as executive producers.
Ant-Man and The Wasp is set for a release on July 6, 2018.