While most of us expected to see Scott Lang and Hope Pym get their relationship off the ground while they team-up to fight bad guys, it appears we all had it wrong. Apparently, the characters dated in-between 2015's Ant-Man and the upcoming sequel. Worse still, they are now broken up, and they haven't spoken to each other in quite a long time.
During Monday night's red carpet premiere event of Ant-Man and the Wasp, actress Evangeline Lilly spoke with Marvel about the relationship between Hope and Scott, and where they find themselves at the beginning of the sequel.
"They finished the first film in a kiss, in an embrace and then they carried on to have a relationship off-screen -- sorry fans -- and then they became estranged," the actress said. "And so we pick up the second film where they are at odds, where they aren't speaking, and they haven't spoken in years. And Hope is once again not pleased with Scott."
The standard chronology in-between Marvel films usually unfolds in real time, which means that there are almost three years separating the first Ant-Man film and the release of the sequel. Given that we saw Scott in 2016's Captain America: Civil War, a movie that ended with the Ant-Man once again incarcerated -- this time for siding with Steve Rogers over the Sokovia Accords -- it would stand to reason that this would be around the time that the couple broke things off.
Surely, Hope might not have been all that enthused with Scott flying off to Germany, fight the Avengers and get himself arrested once again. If Hope finds herself once again displeased with Scott, that can only mean that, in true Scott Lang fashion, the Ant-Man does something at the beginning of the sequel that he probably shouldn't have done -- and that is what will bring both insect-sized superheroes together again.
Therefore, it's now up to Ant-Man and the Wasp to rekindle the flame between the two characters. With their titular super-powered team-up, the duo will hopefully be reminded of why they work so well together.
Directed by Peyton Reed, Ant-Man and The Wasp stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Peña, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Judy Greer, David Dastmalchian, Michael Douglas, Michelle Pfeiffer, Laurence Fishburne, Hannah John-Kamen, Randall Park, and Walton Goggins. The film arrives in theaters on July 6.