Time skip from being freed from the Raft, Scott is now under house arrest when the movie starts. He's happy to spend more time with Cassie.
A bit weary to suit up as Ant-Man again. Appears to have left the world of superheroes behind
Hank Pym and Hope van Dyne are still hard at work in their lab trying to bring Janet back to their world. Not happy about Scott joining Team Cap in Civil War because they needed his help. They still do.
Hank and Hope are said to be hunted throughout the movie. Their lab is on-the-go and utilizes Hank's Pym Particles.
In-universe, Ant-Man and the Wasp will take place within a short time frame
Hmm, that tracks with the set photos of that hi-speed chase/fight between Hope and the Ghost. So that's probably their mobile lab they're fighting atop.
10/18: Maybe but it depends on when this movie takes place relative to Infinity War since the time frames between movies in the same year of release aren't linear anymore (one doesn't take place after the previous release).
When I heard about Infinity War and the direction that they’re heading, I did have this moment of realizing, ‘Oh, wow, there’s a bit of a déjà vu for me with the Lost franchise.’ We are hitting that [Lost] season 4 space where everything’s about to shift, and you’re about to lose the solid ground underneath you. And [Ant-Man and the Wasp], of course, will play a part in that.
Those characters are experts in the quantum realm. In Ant-Man and the Wasp, they are trying everything in their power to safely enter the quantum realm and return back from it because they have evidence from the first film that Scott Lang was able to do that. If he can do it, why can’t we? If we do succeed in Ant-Man and the Wasp, then that does open a whole entire new multi-verse to enter into and play around in. I’m not the story creator, so I can’t tell you what they’re going to do with that. But I definitely see the potential there.
Honestly Scott and Hope didn't really have much romantic chemistry in the first movie and they're portrayal as a couple... was so rushed they did kind of have to make a joke out of it for it to work but that movie was also more focused on Scott's story in general so had to sort of squeeze in bits of him and Hope. If they actually bother fleshing it out it could actually work though to be honest I kind of hope the romantic focus is actually on Hank and Janet more as I think a story about them reconnecting would be much more interesting. Though honestly I do get why this movie is being described as a more fluffy romantic comedy: Black Panther and Infinity War look to be really serious movies (and I honestly hope they are as though I've enjoyed all the MCU movies this year they were also more light and we could use some more heavy movies from them) so obviously having a smaller more joyful movie would balance that out.
Oh, crap. I'm a mess right now. Something in the Politics thread triggered me big time and I'm having flashbacks and bad thoughts. I hope the thread is closed. It's bringing out the worst in otherwise decent people.