We’re ten years in into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Ten! That’s a lot of time for audiences to get used to the idea that when you see a Marvel movie, there are extra scenes during the end credits. Yet when I went to see Ant-Man and the Wasp… People still walked out before it was over! So as a public service, we’re going to tell you here how many end credits are in Ant-Man 2.
The answer? A lot. Because “end credits” indicates everyone from cast, to crew. Yet when you go to Google Trends, that’s what people are looking for: not “Ant-Man 2 post credits scene,” but “how many end credits are in Ant-Man 2?”
Also? It’s not called Ant-Man 2. The name of the movie is Ant-Man and the Wasp. And if you’ve seen it, you know that The Wasp (Evangeline Lilly) really is an equal part of the movie, even more than she was in Ant-Man One. Which wasn’t the name of that movie.
Anyway, you didn’t come here for a rant. You came here for info on the post-credits sequence(s). *spoilers past this point*, because we’re going to break down exactly what happens. But first…
How many end credits in Ant-Man 2?
WE JUST WENT OVER THIS, THEY’RE CALLED POST-CREDITS SEQUENCES. You know what, never mind. The answer is: two. After the movie officially ends, there’s a fun recap featuring scale models of all the characters and stand-out scenes. Then, immediately after we get an extended scene we’ll describe in a second. And then the actual end credits, followed by a second, shorter scene right before they kick you out of the theater.
Is there an Ant-Man and the Wasp post-credit scene video?
Yeah, probably, because people sneak their phones into the theater like jerks. Do us a favor, pay the money and go see the whole movie on the big screen, instead of giving somebody who broke the law your ad dollars. So no, we’re not going to search it out for you. And no, we’re not going to embed it here. And yes, the movie is well worth seeing. It’s delightful fun, creative, and nice.
The Ant-Man 2 post-credits scene, explained:
IT’S NOT CALLED ANT-MAN 2, IT’S CALLED ANT-MAN AND THE WASP, FOR THE LOVE OF… Okay, calming down. Anyway, seriously, massive spoilers here so turn away.
In the first scene, Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) heads to the Quantum Realm, the universe beyond microscopic size. Janet Van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer) has been trapped down their for decades, and absorbed Quantum Energy that allowed her to heal the sort of villainous Ghost (Hannah John-Kamen). Now that they’re all friends, Scott Lang heads back to the Quantum Realm to gather energy to continue her healing process.
Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) warns that he shouldn’t stay there to long, or he might end up drifting through time. So Scott shrinks, gathers the energy, and then loses contact with his team.
Cut back to the rooftop they were just on, and Janet, Hank and Hope Van Dyne (Lilly) have been replaced by three clouds of dust. Cue screams of horror from the audience.
In case you missed Avengers: Infinity War, at the end of that movie Thanos (Josh Brolin) snaps his fingers and eliminates half the sentient beings in the universe. That means Hope, Janet and Hank all got Thanos-snapped. Whether Scott was protected by being in the Quantum Realm, or would have survived anyway… We don’t know.
The second Ant-Man 2 post-credits scene, explained:
The second scene also takes place post-Infinity War, as a giant ant Scott has been using to trick the FBI into thinking he’s still under house arrest (it’s complicated) plays the drums. I mean, that’s pretty much the whole thing. Just a giant ant playing drums. But Thanos did eliminate half the sentient life, which includes ants. So it’s interesting to note that at least one of Ant-Man’s allies survives.
So, what does the Ant-Man and the Wasp post credit scene mean for Avengers 4?
It’s debatable! But we’ve already pointed out that there most likely is some sort of time travel component in Avengers 4, particularly as we know Loki will come back. So with Scott stuck in the Quantum Realm, and Hank mentioning he can become unstuck in time… Well, you can put two and two together.
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