Ant-Man And The Wasp

Marvel fans who have seen ‘Avengers: Infinity War,’ know that what happens in the film changes the future for literally every single character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. So, it makes sense to wonder how ‘Infinity War’ will impact future films, including ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp.’ Executive producer Stephen Broussard gave a recent interview, and explained where the film fits into the larger MCU timeline and how it will be influenced by ‘Captain America: Civil War.’ Broussard said:

“’Ant-Man and the Wasp,’ the last time we saw Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) was in ‘Civil War.’ He had gotten wrapped up in his adventure with Captain America, and where that film left off, you might recall he was put in a secret underwater prison and the film indicated that he had been broken out at the end. So our film would sort of pick up after that. And the sort of in-between story that we’re telling, the backstory that would assume when this movie starts would be that Scott, being a family man, well established in the first film, and sort of feeling like he got in over his head in this adventure during ‘Civil War,’ basically said, ‘Not for me. No thanks, I don’t want to go on this adventure,’ went and sort of plead down a plea bargain out of this misunderstanding he got himself in. And as a part of the terms of that, was basically put under house arrest.”

Broussard continued, speaking about where we’ll find Scott at the very beginning of ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp:’

“He has an ankle bracelet, he can’t leave his apartment, he’s living with Luis (Michael Peña) and he’s just trying to stay on the straight and narrow for these last few hours and then it’s all, he’ll be a free man, right? Free to live his life, to be a father to his daughter but of course, you wouldn’t have a movie if something didn’t come crashing down, and this adventure sort of coming barreling into it … And it just kind of feels like, it started so simple, but then it kind of just goes up and up and up and you have a character trying to race to put it all back in the box before they get caught kind of thing. The circumstances of that house arrest gave us a great framework for that.”

Broussard also explained that Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and Hope (Evangeline Lilly) were affected by the events of ‘Captain America: Civil War,’ too. In fact, Hank’s shrinking lab is a direct result of the Sokovia Accords. Broussard said:

“And in fact that whole building, because Hank and Hope, part of their backstory in this is that they’re on the run as well. Like post Sokovia Accords, someone knocked on their door and was like, ‘You’ve got to sign this contract, you’ve got to be under the Accords because you’re currently in violation of this thing we put in place in ‘Captain America: Civil War.’ Hank Pym being Hank Pym, who never wanted Stark to have his technology said, ‘Thanks but no thanks,’ and sort of had to go underground a little bit.”

During the interview, Broussard was asked if the ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ storyline takes place before the events of ‘Infinity War.’ While he wouldn’t offer up any specifics, he did offer the following tease:

“It’s a little bit more than one day. But it’s kind of influenced by that. It’s a finite period of time, you know? Where it falls in the timeline, I kind of don’t want to say too much yet because it’s – I don’t know, just kind of like – I’d rather the movies be sequenced as they come out kind of thing. But we play with that a little bit.”

Fans will have to wait and see when ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ hits theaters on July 6!