Ant-Man And The Wasp Director Explains Avengers: Infinity War Continuity Error

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Ant-Man and the Wasp was certainly an exhilarating film although some fans have pointed out that it suffered from a major continuity error. Interestingly, director Peyton Reed has offered a simple explanation why the sequel didn't quite sync with the events in Avengers: Infinity War.

In Infinity War, Black Widow states that Scott Lang and Clint Barton are still under house arrest after they helped Captain America escape with Bucky Barnes in Civil War. However, it was revealed that Scott had already served his time in Ant-Man and the Wasp.

So what exactly happened? Reed spoke about the continuity error in an episode of Empire Film Podcast.

"Maybe [the Avengers] just didn't think he was up to the task. It's still to be determined what the Avengers actually think of Scott Lang. Again, I like the idea that at the beginning of this movie that he's not Ant-Man and he's kind of wrestling with the idea of 'Is there space in my life to be Ant-Man? I know I like it.' But over time that he's put on that suit, it's brought him a lot of trouble."

It is possible that Black Widow simply decided not to contact Scott for help in Infinity War. Nevertheless, it still doesn't explain how Ant-Man and the Wasp could take place before Thanos' snap then suddenly show three main characters turning into dust in the post-credits scene. Reed points out that the scene could take place sometime in the future.

"We have to assume that Hank and Janet spent a little time in their seaside house, wherever on this remote island, and came back and got to work on this Quantum experiment. So, you know, it is undetermined, but it's not that long a period of time, because we really do play our characters [where] they are sort of in their bubble doing their thing and really unaware of all the events that are happening."

So will Scott manage to leave the Quantum Realm without Hank, Janet, and Hope? Fans will need to wait until the release of Avengers 4 to find out.

The Ant-Man and the Wasp DVD and Blu-Ray are expected to be released in October.

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