Ant-Man and the Wasp: Director Explain The Timeline Problem


Ant-Man and the Wasp was a much awaited sequel after Ant-Man turned out to be a no show in Avengers: Infinity War. But Marvel fans didn’t see much of a connection between the movie and Avengers: Infinity War. In fact, some took issue with the film’s timeline and how it fits within the MCU, but the director offers an explanation.

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Directors Explain Timeline Problem

The timeline issue occurs because of the fact that Scott Lang was under house arrest. In Infinity War he couldn’t join because of it. However, the post-credit scenes clear the fact that he was out of the arrest and had enough time to join Avengers in Infinity War.

Director Peyton Reed and producer Stephen Broussard answered and explained the timeline in the Empire Film Podcast. He explained the film is at an “undetermined” time in the MCU timeline. The film did take place in the span of three days, but the connection to Infinity War in the post-credit scenes is somewhat unclear.

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Directors Explain Timeline Problem

“I mean, we have to assume that Hank and Janet spent a little time in their seaside house, wherever on this remote island, and came back and got to work on this Quantum experiment,” Reed said on the podcast, right after the nine-minute mark. “So, you know, it is undetermined, but it’s not that long a period of time, because we really do play our characters [where] they are sort of in their bubble doing their thing and really unaware of all the events that are happening.”

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Directors Explain Timeline Problem

This puts a lot of confusion among the fans and raises some very basic questions like didn’t Scott knew about the invasion by the children of Thanos. And if he and others knew then why were they sitting on the side-lines? And in the world of Internet and super-high tech gadgets, it’s nearly impossible to imagine that they didn’t knew about what was going on around them.

With Ant-Man and the Wasp released, Captain Marvel movie is the only one left before Avengers 4. Both movies will release in theatres in 2019.