Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp spoilers follow. You have been warned…
Despite being the first Marvel Studios movie out of the gate after Avengers: Infinity War, it wasn’t until the post-credits scene that we learned how Thanos’ victory would affect the world of of Ant-Man and the Wasp, with Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang finding himself trapped in the Quantum Realm as Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly), Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and Janet Van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffe) all fell victim to The Snap.
During an interview with Comic Book Resources, Evangeline Lilly discussed the shooting of the post-credits scene, revealing that the original idea was to cut to Hope, Hank and Janet as they turned to ash, but the cast “blew it” as they hadn’t seen Infinity War and weren’t sure what exactly was going on.
“I kind of got a giggle when I saw the final product, because they basically just cut our reactions out completely and cut to ash,” said Lilly. “None of knew what we were doing! I think we made it look a little bit more like an ascension to heaven than any sort of negative and scary happening. ”
“This is one of the last days of shooting the whole movie and, you know…. we read about the Snappening,” she continued. “At the time, we still didn’t really entirely know what exactly that was, and it’s because we hadn’t seen or been a part of shooting Infinity War. We knew, like, the basic idea. We knew that Thanos had snapped his fingers and people disappeared, but we didn’t know… I hadn’t seen Tom Holland crying out and begging Iron Man to ‘Please, please, I don’t want to go, I don’t want to go’ and we hadn’t seen the emotion or the drama or the sort of angst and maybe pain surrounding the ashing or the Snappening when we were shooting it. I don’t think [director] Peyton Reed really even knew what that was supposed to look like or be, because none of us had been a part of Avengers: Infinity War.”
Lilly then went on to reveal that she felt the sequence worked better without their reactions, stating that it was “much more dramatic and worked very well for the scene.”
From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes Ant-Man and The Wasp, a new chapter featuring heroes with the astonishing ability to shrink. In the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War, Scott Lang grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a super hero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside the Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from the past.
Ant-Man and the Wasp sees Peyton Reed returning to the director’s chair and stars Paul Rudd (Scott Lang), Evangeline Lilly (Hope Van Dyne), Michael Douglas (Hank Pym), Michael Pena (Luis), David Dastmalchian (Kurt), Abby Ryder Fortson (Cassie Lang), Judy Greer (Maggie), Bobby Cannavale (Paxton) and T.I. (Dave), while new additions to the cast include Michelle Pfeiffer as Janet Van Dyne, Laurence Fishburne as Dr. Bill Foster/Goliath, Hannah John-Kamen as The Ghost, Walton Goggins as Sonny Burch and Randall Park as Jimmy Woo.