As an MCU fan, by now you should know that all of Marvel Studio’s properties are connected in some way, shape, or form. While there is little connection between, say, the Netflix properties and the feature-length films, there are still enough references that a reasonable person could infer they all happen in the same universe.
While the movies are connected, Ant-Man and the Wasp director Peyton Reed wants Scott Lang and company to remain in their own “little corner” of the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe despite Ant-Man’s appearance in Captain America: Civil War.
No, I think we like our little Ant-Man corner of the universe. Because it’s a whole different vibe tonally, but also just in terms of who Scott Lang, who Ant-Man is: he is a guy who is maybe not so sure he wants to be like this Avenger-style, full-on superhero.
He’s got a kid, and this is the inner conflict with him, and he’s very much just like a normal guy who has come into contact with some incredible power. So, we like that aspect of kind of like it being its own little corner of the universe
After last year’s Ant-Man that formally introduced Scott Lang, Hank Pym, and Hank’s daughter Hope Van Dyne to the MCU, a sequel was confirmed to be on the release schedule in 2018. Van Dyne, as played by actress Evangeline Lilly, will officially take up the Wasp mantle in the follow-up film after finding her mother’s old suit in the post credit scenes of Ant-Man.
After Ant-Man, now we get to see Wasp, so really designing her look, the way she moves, the power set, and figuring out, sort of, who Hope van Dyne is as a hero — because we know her in a certain context in the first movie, but now she’s going to have her coming out party — that’s exciting!
Ant Man and the Wasp starring Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man and Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne/Wasp is slated for release on July 6, 2018.