How Many End Credits in Ant Man and the Wasp? What Exactly Are They?
How Many End Credits in Ant Man and the Wasp? Marvel has elevated a simple cinematic technique underutilised by the majority of films into a highly awaited art form. Ant-Man and the Wasp use post-credit scenes with elegance, following in the footsteps of many prior Marvel films. How many end credits does Ant-Man and the Wasp have? What exactly are they?
How Many End Credits in Ant Man and the Wasp?
Ant-Man and the Wasp is an entertaining film with two post-credits scenes. The first is required watching for all MCU fans and directly ties into Avengers: Infinity War. The second, considerably less so. However, if you have nothing else to do, you are welcome to stay.
First End Credits in Ant Man and the Wasp?
The action begins on a rooftop. Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) is present alongside Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), Janet Van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer), and Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly). Following the events of the film, the quantum tunnel has been successfully downsized and placed into a vehicle.
After some back-and-forth, it becomes clear that the team’s objective is to assist Scott in entering the Quantum Realm through the back of the van and retrieving its “healing energies” to help Ghost, also known as Ava and portrayed by Hannah John-Kamen, treat the unstable matter condition that gives her her powers.
Scott enters the Quantum Realm and gathers the healing energies in radio communication with the rest of the team, who are still on the rooftop, following Hank’s countdown. Hope begins counting down when he is ready to return: “Five, four, three…” but she never reaches two. As Hope’s countdown abruptly ceases, we observe events from inside the Quantum Realm through Scott’s eyes.
Initially, he believes that the others are playing a joke on him. However, after a few seconds of silence, his voice begins to reflect his panic. The scene then cuts to the rooftop, where three sets of ashes (probably Hank, Hope, and Janet) are seen floating in the air. And they are the identical ashes seen at the conclusion of Infinity War following Thanos’ snap.
Scott’s voice becomes increasingly audible as it becomes apparent that something is awry.
The Rooftop Scene Occurs Simultaneously With the Conclusion of the Avengers
It appears that the rooftop scene occurs simultaneously with the conclusion of Avengers: Infinity War, as Thanos randomly halves the universe with a snap of his fingers.
It is now confirmed that Hope, Janet, and Hank did not survive the cull. No information is available about Luis (Michael Pena) or his friends Dave (T.I.) and Kurt (David Dastmalchian). Was Scott spared by the random draw of the Infinity Gauntlet, or was he somehow shielded from the snap when he was in the Quantum Realm?
We must wait until Avengers 4 in May 2019, or potentially Captain Marvel in March 2019, to get the answer.
Second End Credits in Ant Man and the Wasp?
The scenario opens at Scott’s residence. It appears deserted in a post-rapture manner. Several exterior pictures are followed by interior shots of the house.
We observe a television that is still on and displaying the emergency broadcast system as a barely audible alert tone plays. The entire time, we can also hear rhythmic, if crude-sounding drumming in the background.
Then, it is discovered that Scott’s huge pet ant — presumably the one that was mistakenly expanded during the climax of the first film (although this is never stated directly) — is sitting erect and playing the drums. He stops when the camera zooms in closer.
Cut to black and the caption “Ant-Man and The Wasp will return,”. However, after a beat, a question mark appears at the end. Spooky!
The Emergency Broadcast System
Typically, subsequent post-credits scenes in MCU films are not as significant as the initial one, and it appears that this is the case here.
The Emergency Broadcast System information gives us some additional insight into how the world is reacting quickly to the disappearance of so many individuals, but little else. A beautiful sequence, but not worth the wait. If you ask me, I stayed to watch Howard the Duck’s cameo in the first Guardians of the Galaxy film a whopping seven times!