The ubiquitous cinematic trope of the post-credit scene was popularised by Marvel.
Every Marvel movie has made expert use of the post-credit scene, even Deadpool – by mocking it – made it into a magical movie moment.
Ant-Man and the Wasp followed in the footsteps of the other movies, having its own mid- and post-credit scene.
What happens in the mid- and post-credit scenes?
The answer is yes, Ant-Man and the Wasp follows the footsteps set by other Marvel movies before it.
Ant-Man and the Wasp already had its US release which meant fans were already exposed to a huge number of spoilers before the movie even landed in the UK.
Warning: Spoilers below:
Ant-Man and the Wasp has two scenes which take place once the credits start rolling
The first scene occurs in the middle of the credits, showing Scott, Hope, Janet, and Hank reunited.
The reason for the group’s reunion is an experiment which they hope will help their former enemy, Ghost, whose name is actually Ava.
Ant-Man and the wasp: The mid credit scene showed Paul Rudd in the Quantum Realm
Ant-Man is collecting particles from the Quantum Realm in the hopes that these particles will somehow help Ghost, despite the instability of the Quantum Realm.
Scott shrinks down to his ant size so he can travel into the Quantum Realm, which leaves Hope, Janet, and Hank waiting.
Audiences watch as the group lose contact with Scott over his communication device.
The point of view moves to Scott’s, while he’s collecting particles.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: The scene shows how the Infinity War timeline matches up to Ant-Man
He attempts to contact the rest of his team but when he does, all he gets is silence.
Viewers aren’t left confused for long, though, and the focus shifts back to the real world.
Where Hope, Janet, and Hank were standing are now three piles of dust, implying they have been wiped out by Thanos’ snap.
This moment brings the timeline of Ant-Man and the Wasp’s mid-credit scene up to the current moment with Avengers Infinity War.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: How the characters deal with the aftermath of Infinity War is in the scene
Ant-Man and the Wasp was meant to take place before Infinity War and two years after the events of Captain America: Civil War.
Fans shouldn’t be too worried about the fact that Hank and co. have been turned to dust.
Most are sure Avengers 4 will see Thanos’ snap somehow reversed and their favourite heroes will be resurrected.
The second and final post-credit scene is a dose of humour to give the audience a reprieve from the reminder of the events of Infinity War.
Audiences see the ant in Scott’s house, which still has the house-arrest anklet attached to one of his legs.
The ant begins a drum solo, and as he finished playing the words “Ant-Man and the Wasp will return” flash across the screen.
But this good hope is quickly dashed when a question mark suddenly appears at the end of the phrase, throwing doubt on the return of Ant-Man and the Wasp.
Ant-Man and the Wasp is in cinemas now.