Ant-Man and the Wasp premiered this weekend to excited fans. While not as gut-wrenching as Avengers: Infinity War, the film had a humor and heart to it that Marvel lovers might need right about now.

Even more importantly, though, it now marks us being only one film away from Avengers 4.

In wait of the heart-stopping, intense film, let’s look at some of the Ant-Man facts that might mean intriguing things for the future of the MCU. 

Cassie’s Pro-Heroism

Scott Lang, otherwise known as Ant-Man, is particularly endearing because of his close relationship with his daughter, Cassie. Viewers see more of Cassie in this film and it’s truly for the best. She becomes his biggest cheerleader for getting back into hero work.She’s cute, spunky, and easily the biggest heart in the film.

However, Cassie’s enthusiasm is exciting for different reasons.

As any comic fan might tell you, Cassie Lang is also one of the leading members of the Young Avengers. After the Avengers disband in the comics, these youngsters come together to protect innocents and bring a new symbol of hope to the world. Cassie is the heroine Stature, able to grow at will and later, of course, shrink.

Marvel has hinted at the Avengers falling apart more and more, so perhaps they’ll be looking to find a new team to fill that hole. The Avengers may pull it together to defeat Thanos, but a fair amount of them might be ready to find peace in their life after such terrible events.

But how do you replace earth’s mightiest heroes? Well, a team built from some of their superhuman children might do the trick.

Quantum Realm Possibilities  

It’s not hard to figure out that the quantum realm is going to be a big deal. Right after Thanos kicked our heroes’ asses, we learn about this strange, ultra-microscopic dimension where things don’t work quite right.

People are speculating left and right how this will be used to defeat Thanos. Will Scott find something in there that helps? Will taking him there make him weaker? Could they trap him there?

Nobody quite knows, but it’s impossible to think that the quantum realm doesn’t have a bigger meaning as we wait for Avengers 4. After all, Peter Parker, T’Challa, and Starlord have to come back for their sequels. There needs to be some kind of clever way to beat the big purple destroyer of half the universe.

And the quantum realm might just be what they need.

Implications Janet Van Dyne’s Powers

Another strange, fascinating monkey wrench is Janet Van Dyne’s new healing powers. Not only do they heal, but they also seem to center people in the most powerful way. Are these her innate powers brought out by the realm? Or is it the realm seeping into her?

And we don’t even know the limits of her powers. Perhaps she can do the opposite, too, and just scramble someone’s brain.

The Pym crew are just about to study the realm when Thanos’ snap gets to them, leaving Scott Lang trapped there.

Will Scott also manifest powers? Will they be healing powers or something else? Will he learn new, terrible, wonderful things about the realm? Will he be found months later in Avengers 4 and all he gains is a grisly beard?

Only time will tell where Scott’s entrapment will lead him. But if he gains some sweet, strange superpowers like Janet, safe to say fans are all on board.

Shady Repercussions of Old S.H.I.E.L.D

After the shocking twists of Captain America: Winter Soldier, things at S.H.I.E.L.D changed irreparably. Nick Fury’s post-credit scene may affirm he and Maria are again back in the fold, but the agency can’t erase what’s already been done.

The story of Ava Starr, also known as Ghost, is lain out in Ant-Man and the Wasp. Ava is the most intimidating of the villains, but she’s also the most understandable. Pym led her father to do dangerous science, by S.H.I.E.L.D say a young, devastated girl in constant pain as an opportunity. To teach a child to be an assassin is a dark choice, one any group would struggle to come back from.

And that’s without mentioning the whole “Hydra corruption” part.

S.H.I.E.L.D may be coming back, but it’s clear that the films will be dealing with the consequences of their actions for years to come.

Agent Woo

On the brighter side of S.H.I.E.L.D things, FBI agent Jimmy Woo is a bright breath of fresh air, used for hilarious, awkward comedy but also a very lawful sense of justice. He likes Scott, but he makes it clear he doesn’t approve of breaking the Sokovia Accords.

In the comics, Jimmy Woo is a S.H.I.E.L.D agent known for doing his best on the job and kicking ass.

Not exactly the same portrayal, but hey. He’s still an agent.

Despite S.H.I.E.L.D’s downsides, the possibility of Jimmy Woo teaming up with them to try to find Scott is plausible and exciting. After all, with Hope, Hank, and Janet gone, Agent Woo will be the person with the most motive and ability to find the missing Ant-Man.

With so many people gone, including Nick Fury, somebody has to step up to the plate. It’d be fantastic if its Jimmy Woo, not-just-yet Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Maybe Coulson can come along, too.

Captain Marvel isn’t coming until March of next year, so until then the speculations ensue. All that’s known is that Ant-Man and the Wasp was fun, full of heart, and loads of possibilities. Can’t wait to see where they lead.

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