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Where Does ANT-MAN AND THE WASP Fit Into the MCU Timeline? (Exclusive)

***SPOILER WARNING*** The following features major-big spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War, so if you haven’t seen the movie yet, we encourage you to do so first and then come back and watch this. OR, just be okay with getting spoiled.

The one prevailing thought we had following the after-credits scene of Avengers: Infinity War was how much we wanted to see Captain Marvel and Avengers 4, like, immediately! We gotta know how this shakes out! But, before that, we have Ant-Man and the Wasp this summer. Is it possible that movie will be way more connected to the events of Infinity War than we thoughts?

While at the red carpet for Solo: A Star Wars Story, we caught up with actor David Dastmalchian, who plays Kurt, a member of Scott Lang’s heist crew, in Ant-Man and is returning for the sequel. In his description of why he’s excited for fans to see where the movie goes, he made statements that sound to us like Ant-Man and the Wasp takes place both before and after Thanos’ fateful finger snap that concluded Infinity War.

That makes sense; it obviously doesn’t look much like Ant-Man and Wasp would be having fun heisty times if half the universe was blinked out of existence in a haze of brown Post-It notes. But that’s not all! Dastmalchian also definitely seemed to suggest the Quantum Realm–which was introduced in the first Ant-Man as the infinite loop of dimensions that happens when Scott shrinks too far–may be the reason that neither Ant-Man nor Wasp (nor possibly the other crew members) were affected by Thanos’ coup de gras.

Dastmalchian also told us that they just filmed a reshoot for the movie that he describes as “trippy.” So it definitely seems possible the new scenes have something to do with the Quantum Realm, AND that they play in to how Scott Lang, Hope Van Dyne, Hank Pym, and the rest of the people in Ant-Man’s life escape the fate of Spider-Man, Black Panther, Doctor Strange, and 5/6 of the Guardians of the Galaxy.

We’ll have to wait until July 6 to find out for sure. But what do you think? Could Ant-Man’s Quantum Realm be the key to surviving a Thanos-sized universe culling? Let us know in the comments below!

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Kyle Anderson is the Associate Editor for Nerdist. You can find his film and TV reviews here. Follow him on Twitter!

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