Ever since the first Ant-Man and the Wasp trailer with Hope telling Scott “Thanks to you, we had to run,” fans have been speculating about why specifically they’re on the run. It was obvious that it was because of the Sokovia Accords and Scott’s little stunt at the airport with Captain America, but a recent set visit and interview with executive producer Stephen Broussard by Slash Film has confirmed this and even gave further insight into why the Government is after them.
“They’re on the run,” Broussard tells us. The ending of the first Ant-Man involves the father/daughter pair as part of a team who implodes Pym Technologies headquarters to prevent Darren Cross’s evil plan from being enacted, but that drew the attention of the government, who now know about Pym’s shrinking (and growing) technology and consider anyone with access to that tech a superhero. The government essentially demands that they sign the Sokovia Accords, but as Broussard reveals, “Hank Pym being Hank Pym, who never wanted Stark to have his technology [in the first place], said, ‘Thanks but no thanks’ and had to go underground a little bit.”
Since this movie takes place before Avengers: Infinity War, the Sokovia Accords are still in full effect and enforced for all superhero activity, which seems to include even the possession of technology related to superheroes, like Pym Particles. From the first trailer, if you recall, at one point Hank and Hope are entirely surrounded by the FBI with guns pointed at them in a forest with Scott noticeably absent. It’s likely we’ll be shown what they’ve been up to since Ant-Man and Scott’s house arrest, along with how they’ve been evading the Government ever since (which probably has to do with that shrinkable building that been seen throughout the trailers).
I do wonder how the Pym family will fair in the future after this movie, especially after the events of Avengers: Infinity War.
Source: Slash Film