Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Ant Man Post-Credits Scenes: Explanation and Speculation (Spoilers)

After many years in development, Ant-Man finally hit cinema screens last week, and with it came not one but two after credits scenes. Both scenes are exciting glimpses into the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and definitely worth sticking around for...

The Mid-Credits Scene

The mid-credits scene was essentially spoiled by Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige in the lead-up to the release of Ant-Man, and so as a result it may have lost some of the impact it could have had. That being said, it's still a very exciting first look at one of Marvel's most important characters finally getting her big screen debut: the Wasp. We saw a brief look at the original Wasp, Janet van Dyne about mid-way through the movie. But the Wasp costume revealed in this scene seems to be the one Marvel will be running with going forward.

The scene sees Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) explaining to daughter Hope (Evangeline Lilly), that the suit is a yet-to-be perfected prototype that was originally made with her mother in mind. When considered that Hope had been pleading to be let loose in the Ant-suit for almost the entire movie, it only makes sense that the Wasp mantle should be passed to her. The new and improved Wasp suit looked very faithful to the comic-book character, and upon seeing it Hope smiles and says, "It's about damn time." I share her sentiment exactly, and I'm sure many other Marvel fans do as well. It would have been awesome to see Hope in the Wasp suit in this film, and it's a great shame that we likely won't see the Wasp in action now for quite some time - Feige recently explained that the character doesn't appear in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War.

When we will see Lilly as the Wasp is hard to guess, but Evangeline Lilly has signed a multi-picture deal (as is standard for all stars of a Marvel movie), and so you can assume that we'll see her by the time Infinity War Part I rolls round at the very latest.

The Post-Credits Scene

The post-credits scene was actually taken directly from Captain America: Civil War, rather than being made specifically for Ant-Man. The scene sees Captain America and Falcon in an abandoned warehouse, where they have found Bucky Barnes aka the Winter Soldier stuck in some kind of vice. They discuss what to do with him, at which point "the accords" are brought up but left suitably ambiguous. Finally, in the last seconds of the scene Falcon says: "I know a guy." The guy being referenced is presumably Paul Rudd's Ant-Man as we know the character has a role in Civil War, not to mention that Ant-Man and Falcon had a pretty awesome first encounter during the Ant-Man film.

From this scene we can assume that Ant-Man will probably be taking Cap's side during the Civil War conflict. Hank Pym shows disdain for Tony Stark multiple times during Ant-Man, and so may well advise Scott to side with Steve Rogers instead. Additionally, Cap and Falcon mention in the post-credits scene that they "can't go to Tony," suggesting that by this point in the film the team has already split in two.


Let us know what your thoughts were on these after credits scenes, as well as the Ant-Man movie as a whole in the comments section below!


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