We got into some here, but most of them can be boiled down to this: we know there’s a time jump of some sort in this movie after Thanos’ coup de grace, as confirmed by Natasha and a few other factors, but exactly how long is it? We have a few indicators, but the biggest one is our friendly neighborhood insect hero. No, the other one.
When we last left Scott Lang, he was floating in the Quantum Realm, untethered to our reality thanks to Hope Van Dyne, Janet Van Dyne, and Hank Pym (i.e., his entire group of scientific genius friends and allies). But at the end of the trailer for
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When he’s trying to convince them to open the gate, he says “We met a few years ago. At the airport.” So that means, at least from Scott’s perspective, the events of
However, other moments in the trailer show things like a scarecrow wearing Thanos’ armor, meaning the world has moved on. We also see shots of Banner looking sad that Scott (and also Shuri!?!?) are among those missing, believed dusted. If Scott got out of the Quantum Realm relatively soon after the Snapture, Steve and Natasha wouldn’t be so shocked and ask if it was an old recording. He’s probably been gone several years, and just assumed gone for good.
There’s also the added wrinkle of a different actress cast to play Scott’s daughter Cassie in
The only bit I can’t quite place is when Tony is recording his message to Pepper/his old life. If he’s adrift in space, and seemingly without Nebula anywhere around, it probably couldn’t have been
But if we had to guess, it’s probably a five-year time jump in the action, and Scott becomes a major player and component in Steve and Natasha’s plan. Do you agree?