WARNING: Spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War ahead
Look, if you haven’t seen Avengers: Infinity War at this point and you’re reading this, something might be up. Also, it shouldn’t really matter how close Ant-Man And The Wasp takes place in realtion to Infinity Warbecause Scott Lang won’t have a role in the major story until Avengers 4. The main reason people want to know is so they can find out what happens to these characters following the events of Infinity War.
The results of Thanos’ quest for the Infinity GEMS — I’m tired of calling them stones — left the heroes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in disarray and the assumption is that some of the folks off-screen didn’t escape the finale. In fact, the Russo Brothers confirmed a few of them that don’t have their own movies releasing this summer.
According to ScreenRant, the latest TV spot for Ant-Man And The Wasp gives us a hint about where the film takes place in the MCU timeline:
“Two years under house arrest,” an FBI agent says to Scott. “You haven’t had any contact with Hank or Hope, have you?”
Two years would place the film in 2018 — shock of shocks — which is the same year as Avengers: Infinity War. That means, similar to Agents Of SHIELD, Ant-Man might have some sort of connection or mention of the events on Earth. Just don’t expect any of it to affect the story.