Thank you to Marvel Studios for hosting me and setting up this interview during the Ant-Man and The Wasp Event! All opinions expressed are 100% my own.
WARNING: THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR MARVEL’S ANT-MAN AND THE WASP! If you have not seen this movie, this article will detail the mid-credit scene. Stop reading now and come back after you have seen it, unless you wish to be spoiled.
The mid-credit scene in Ant-Man and The Wasp destroyed me. I was just going about life, having a great time after watching one of the funniest Marvel movies, and then Marvel ripped the band-aid off my, still healing, wound from Avengers: Infinity War and caused it to start bleeding again. Possibly a pretty gross analogy, but damn near accurate. In it we see Scott Lang enter the Quantum Realm to gather some particles to help Ghost. When he is ready to be pulled out, the radio goes silent. Cut to the rooftop and Janet, Hope, and Hank have all been “dusted”. They are gone. And Scott is stuck in the Quantum Realm. WHAT!!?!!
Paul Was Giddy
While interviewing Paul Rudd, we just had to ask him about this scene, promising we would hold any response until after Ant-Man and The Wasp hits theaters. “All I can say is I so want this to remain as secretive as possible for as long as possible. I was giddy, in a way, imagining this movie, which is funny and ends on this kind of uplifting amazing moment. Then you’re going to see a few names. And it is this shocking kind of punch to the gut. I was imagining reactions to it and still am.”
“I’ll be honest, I only saw this for the first time two nights ago. It was in a small screening room with Evangeline, Hannah, Laurence Fishburne, and just a couple other people. Laurence didn’t know it was coming. And when it happened, he just went – OH!! And even Evangeline and I, who knew it was coming, it was like wow, this was really cool. Also knowing it was coming before Infinity War came out. So that was really exciting – knowing a secret that you know is going to really land when people see it.”
Laurence Fishburne as Goliath in Avengers 4?
Hearing Laurence tell his version of this story was pretty hilarious. I just had to ask him about it after Paul told us his side. When asked his response to what happened, he yelled. “OH SH*T!!!” And then added, ” Also, when Michael Douglas and Michelle Pfeiffer show up in the movie and they’re like thirty years younger, I went, OH SH*T!!! Oh my god!!!”
As for Laurence Fishburne’s character, Dr. Bill Foster, we know he just might be Goliath. He mentions in Ant-Man and The Wasp working on the Goliath project. Laurence hinted that he hopes Goliath will be the one to save Scott from the Quantum Realm. We mentioned Scott being stuck there and he added, “And who knows about the quantum realm?? The door is open. Obviously it’s a possibility but I haven’t heard anything.” Personally I would love to see Goliath enter to MCU, so fingers crossed he joins the group in Avengers 4!
Michael Douglas Wouldn’t Say A Thing
We tried to get Michael Douglas to comment on the mid-credit scene and the future of Hank in the MCU, but he wasn’t having it. “If I open my mouth, a blowgun, it’s a marvel blowgun [will shoot me in the neck]. I have learned my lesson. You have nothing.” Well, we tried guys, sorry! Personally I would love to see him suit up again – but we need to get him un-dusted first!
Ghost to the Rescue?
Hannah John-Kamen, who plays Ghost, would love to see her character help get things back to normal – and help get Scott out of the Quantum Realm. “Every character is redeemable, I think. I’d like to see Ghost give a helping hand. Why not? Why wouldn’t she? Because do unto others as you want to do unto yourself.” She added in that Scott would have to ask her real nice, but she would be very willing to help. How epic would that be to see?
Peyton Reed Didn’t Plan It From The Beginning
When the Director, Peyton Reed, walked in to our interview room, the first thing we said to him was what the hell? Ant-Man and The Wasp was brilliant and then he destroyed us with that mid-credit scene. His response? “Separate them in your mind. We knew we were gonna have to deal with that thing at some point in some way. Actually, we weren’t sure at the beginning. We knew that our movie was not only a sequel to Ant Man but also to Civil War because we couldn’t ignore what Scott Lang did in that movie. But we weren’t always sure how we were gonna fit into the larger timeline with regards to Infinity War. Somewhere during the process this idea occurred to us. And it seemed to work for us tonally, and allows us to do our very stand alone movie but then have it fit into the larger Marvel happenings.”
About Ant-Man and The Wasp
Scott Lang is grappling with the consequences of his choices as both a superhero and a father. Approached by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym, Lang must once again don the Ant-Man suit and fight alongside the Wasp. The urgent mission soon leads to secret revelations from the past as the dynamic duo finds itself in an epic battle against a powerful new enemy.
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