Marvels next outing Ant-Man and the Wasp is set to directly connect to Avengers 4, Kevin Feige has confirmed.
Neither Ant-Man or the Wasp appeared in Avengers: Infinity War, with the pair referenced fleetingly as under house arrest despite Thanos bringing the universe to its knees.
While the upcoming sequel is set before Thanoss galactic rampage, Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige has confirmed in a new featurette how the flick will directly connect to Infinity Wars follow-up next year.
Speaking in the featurette, Feige says: Ant-Man and the Wasp connects directly to Avengers 4.
These characters are going to be very important going forward.
But what could this mean? Theres been a number of theories believing the Quantum Realm in Ant-Mans world will play a crucial role in reviving the devastation following Infinity War, potentially going back and altering time itself.
So could the tiniest heroes go onto save the galaxy from its biggest foe? Paul Rudd was always our MVP.
With the film set for release in the US in July, first reactions to Ant-Man and the Wasp have begun to trickle in following a press screening – and it seems like were in for a treat.
Many have particularly praised the films special effects and humour, along with calling Michael Pena a standout once again.
Ant-Man is my favorite Marvel movie. This is the sequel I'd been hoping for. I was grinning from ear to ear from start to finish. Irresistibly good fun. As exciting as it is funny, it locks along nicely and it's visually stunning! #antmanandthewasp pic.twitter.com/7tLSv84ujb
— Simon Thompson (@ShowbizSimon) June 23, 2018
WOW! #AntManAndTheWasp is a total delight! Funny, inventive, smart and full of great, irresistible energy! The cast is perfect, especially @EvangelineLilly , and the new characters fit in seamlessly. It's got huge stakes, but never loses its smirk or the BIG heart at its center.
— John Steven Rocha (@TheRochaSays) June 23, 2018
What a year for Marvel! Absolutely loved #AntManAndTheWasp. Stellar ensemble and the humor is spot on. (Laughed myself to tears during one sequence!) The tech is used to great effect yet again. Unique, highly entertaining ride I cant wait to go on again.
— Perri Nemiroff (@PNemiroff) June 23, 2018
Ant-Man and The Wasp is a lot of fun. At its best when its almost an over the top silly comedy, less so when its about the comic booky villain driven moments. Some fantastic miniature/maxature action sequences. @realmichaelpena steals the show again.
— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) June 23, 2018
Dug the heck out of #AntManAndTheWasp. Clever and charming with lots of heart. Its a bit exposition heavy, but otherwise a damn delight. One gag had me laughing so hard I was in tears and the post-credits scene is easily one of Marvels best.
— Haleigh Foutch (@HaleighFoutch) June 23, 2018
Ant-Man and the Wasp is set for release on August 3 in the UK.