Ant-Man and the Wasp marks the 20th installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and for much of the last decade, the blockbuster saga has been a box office-conquering behemoth - a series of nested franchises in constant concentric motion, with an increasingly unwieldy narrative ambition to match its growing financial stakes.
This story contains spoilers for Marvel's Ant-Man and the Wasp and Avengers: Infinity War. They were handed boards with Google's most pressing questions around the movie, its storyline and characters, and information about the actors themselves. How will the Marvel Cinematic Universe resolve that massive cliffhanger?
After the hearty combo of Black Panther and Infinity War, it's clear MCU fans were still hungry for more, gluttons that they are. Since he returned from Germany, he's been under house arrest for two years. That's because Evangeline Lilly's Wasp, Hank Pym, and Janet Van Dyne all succumbed to the effects of Thanos' snapture, and if you pay close attention to said scene you may be able to see the Mad Titan himself (or perhaps Dormammu!) hiding in the backdrop. All is resolved with no hint that Thanos has yet attacked Earth.
What happens: Janet, Hank, and Hope are on a rooftop, fiddling with some equipment a few feet away from the quantum gateway, which has been stashed in the back of a van.
No, Ant-Man isn't likely to become the face of the MCU going forward - that honor will nearly certainly fall to Spider-Man and Black Panther. They've taken their lab-sized bridge to the Quantum Realm and either totally rebuilt it or just conveniently shrunk it down with Pym Particles to fit in the back of a van, and now, Scott's about to make the jump.
The camera cuts to where the Pyms were standing, and all we see is dust.
Then there's the fact that time and space work completely differently down there - Hank, in the first Ant-Man, says those concepts are "irrelevant" as far as the quantum realm is concerned. Of course, there's the chance that Scott just got lucky enough to not be one of the people randomly chosen, but he's atypical for the surviving group in that he wasn't one of the original Avengers, which is one of the major commonalities between almost all of the remaining heroes post-Infinity War. (Hope makes fun of Scott for calling Captain America by the nickname "Cap" throughout the movie.) Or maybe there simply wasn't time to alert him.