Where Does ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ Fall in the MCU Timeline?
Fans have been wondering whether or not Ant-Man and the Wasp will take place before, during or after the catastrophic events of Avengers: Infinity War.
While the film, a sequel to 2015's Ant-Man, will technically take place after the fallout of Captain America: Civil War, it's still unclear whether or not Ant-Man and the Wasp will take place right before or even during Infinity War.
To recap, Civil War saw Ant-Man's Scott Lang become a fugitive after joining Captain America/Steve Rogers' group of superhero outlaws following the Sokovia Accords, which were designed to regulate the activities of enhanced beings and vigilantes. At the end of the film, it was implied that Steve had come back to rescue Scott (as well as a handful of other heroes, including Hawkeye and Falcon) after they had been captured by the government and imprisoned on the Raft, a sub-aquatic prison built for super-powered individuals.
The first Ant-Man and the Wasp trailer revealed Scott getting fitted for an ankle monitor, likely due to his actions in Civil War. The latest trailer, however, shows no sign of Thanos, his destruction on Earth or any of the other Avengers. But in Infinity War, Black Widow explains that Ant-Man and Hawkeye aren't present because—since they didn't go on the run, like she and Captain America did—they are both under house arrest after taking plea deals to protect their families.
That said, it's likely that the events of the film will take place right before, even possibly overlapping somewhat with, Infinity War, with some fans speculating that the thing that happens to some of the Avengers at the end of Infinity War may even happen to some of the characters in Ant-Man and the Wasp.
Ant-Man and the Wasp hits theaters July 6.
Watch the brand new trailer for Ant-Man and the Wasp, below: