Ant-Man and the Wasp may influence the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Speaking with Vanity Fair, Wasp actor Evangeline Lilly revealed that the film could open an entire new multiverse for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Lilly was asked to expand upon a quote from Disney CEO Bob Iger, in which he stated that Marvel is looking for "completely different realms," and that those realms can be "separate geographically, or separate in time -- not just in place but in time."
"When I heard about Infinity War and the direction that they’re heading, I did have this moment of realizing, oh, wow, there’s a bit of a déjà vu for me with the Lost franchise," Lilly said. "We are hitting that [Lost] Season 4 space where everything’s about to shift, and you’re about to lose the solid ground underneath you. And [Ant-Man and the Wasp], of course, will play a part in that."
"Those characters are experts in the quantum realm," Lilly continued. "In Ant-Man and the Wasp, they are trying everything in their power to safely enter the quantum realm and return back from it because they have evidence from the first film that Scott Lang was able to do that. If he can do it, why can’t we? If we do succeed in Ant-Man and the Wasp, then that does open a whole entire new multi-verse to enter into and play around in. I’m not the story creator, so I can’t tell you what they’re going to do with that. But I definitely see the potential there."
Ant-Man and the Wasp opens July 6, 2018 and stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, Evangeline Lilly as Hope van Dyne, Michael Douglas as Hank Pym, Michelle Pfeiffer as Janet van Dyne, Judy Greer as Maggie, Bobby Canavale as Paxton, Michael Peña as Luis, T.I. as Dave, David Dastmalchian as Kurt, Walton Goggins as Sonny Burch, Hannah John-Kamen as Ghost, and Lawrence Fishburne as Bill Foster.