Ant-Man & The Wasp Filmed More of Avengers: Infinity War 'Snap' That Didn't Make The Final Cut

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October 16, 2018  12:09 PM

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When fans saw the mid-credits scene of Ant-Man and The Wasp, many fans were surprised to see Thanos "snap" from Avengers: Infinity War affect the characters in the film but according to star Evangeline Lilly, they actually filmed more of the Mad Titan's shocking effect that didn't make it in the film. 

“We shot the Snappening. We shot ourselves being dissolved,” Lilly said during an interview with ScreenRant

“There was actually a [reaction shot]. They just took it out in the end," she added. "It was more dramatic, I think. [Director Peyton Reed] just cut back to floating ash and empty space. Then cutting back to watching us react to becoming dust.”

In the final cut of the film, Scott Land (Paul Rudd) is seen venturing into the Quantum Realm with the supervision of Hope (Lilly). Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and Janet van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer) communicate with Scott as he collects energy from the void but after Scott becomes stranded in the Quantum Realm, the camera shifts back to the outside rooftop, revealing the trio have dissolved into ashes. 

Lilly told ScreenRant that she was "so grateful" the reactions were cut, and instead showed the aftermath of Thanos' devastating power. 
 
“Because at that point I [had] not seen Avengers: Infinity War. So, I had really no idea what a dusting looked like, or felt like, or what's supposed to be, and I don't think Peyton really did either,” Lilly admitted. 
 
“Once I watched Avengers: Infinity War, I realized I dusted terribly. I did a really bad job of that. I had no idea really what was happening," Lilly said. "And I’m so glad that they cut it out because I don’t think I would have been convincing at all. I think I made it look much more like an ascension to heaven than a torturous end.”
 
Ant-Man and the Wasp will be released on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray on October 16. It's now available digitally. Rudd and Lilly are expected to return in Avengers 4, which comes out on May 3, 2019. 

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