Warning: Major spoilers ahead!
Captain America: Civil War continues to impress fans in theaters. While critics and fans alike have praised the new Marvel adventure, the film also sets up two future standalone movies: Black Panther and Ant-Man and the Wasp. How does Civil War connect with these two films?
According to Movie Pilot, Captain America: Civil War focused mainly on the fighting between Captain America (Chris Evans) and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) and their respective teams. However, the events at the end of the movie play a huge role in both Black Panther and Ant-Man and the Wasp.
Despite fighting on Iron Man's team, Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) lets Cap and the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) escape the final battle. Although several members of Cap's team are arrested, Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) helps Bucky and Cap destroy Tony Stark's suit.
In the beginning, Black Panther was on a crusade for vengeance against the Winter Soldier, whom he believed killed his father. However, once T'Challa learned Bucky's true story and how he did not kill his father, he quickly changed his plans. By the end of the movie, Black Panther discovers the person behind all the chaos is Zemo (Daniel Bruhl).
At the same time, Black Panther also allowed Cap and his team to take safe refuge in Wakanda. With Black Panther's standalone movie taking place after Civil War, there is a good chance that several Avengers will show up in his film.
Meanwhile, Ant-Man's (Paul Rudd) fate was slightly different than Black Panthers. Although Ant-Man was shown behind bars with Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) and Falcon (Anthony Mackie), his upcoming movie will feature him in Wakanda too. This means that fans will likely see Ant-Man team up with another Avenger in his new film.
Unfortunately, there is no indication that Ant-Man will be featured in Avengers: Infinity War, Part I. However, that doesn't mean that Ant-Man will be excluded from the film or that Ant-Man and the Wasp won't hint at what unfolds in Infinity War, especially considering his role in Captain America: Civil War.
Speaking of Ant-Man's cameo in Civil War, Comic Book is reporting that the character proved an important member of Cap's team. In fact, one of the biggest moments during the movie featured Ant-Man climbing on Hawkeye's arrow and being shot at Tony Stark.
Ant-Man's goal was to infiltrate Iron Man's suit. Although the scene was pretty amazing, fans have already pointed out the scientific impossibilities of the feat. Not only is the arrow traveling at around 278 mph, but Ant-Man would have to withstand some 1,299 Gs in order to stay on the arrow, which is simply not possible.
While science debunks some of Ant-Man's abilities, Entertainment Weekly revealed a surprising addition to the cast of Ant-Man and the Wasp. Although it has not been confirmed, Sharon Stone recently hinted that she might have a part in the upcoming film.
During an interview with James Corden on The Late Late Show, Stone shared how she landed a small role in a future Marvel movie. Although she didn't reveal the name of the movie, her comments indicate that it might be Ant-Man and the Wasp.
"I am going to do a Marvel movie," she stated. "I'm just doing a wee part in a Marvel movie, upcoming, and I can't tell, because you know, you have to sign confidentiality agreements. But I'm going to do a wee part in a Marvel movie now. That's it."
With so many possibilities available, from new faces to Avenger cameos, fans can certainly expect a lot when Ant-Man and the Wasp hits theaters in 2018.
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