One of the biggest mysteries in the newly-released Avengers: Endgame trailer took place at the very end of it. Having been thought dead via Thanos’ Decimation Event, Captain America and Black Widow are stunned to see Scott Lang/Ant-Man show up outside of Avengers HQ.
The presence of Ant-Man has caused speculation that the trailer may have revealed an example of the long-rumored theory that Avengers: Endgame incorporates time travel as a plot device. But this tiny clip at the trailer’s end also reveals what that scene could very well be setting up, which has to do with theories about the Quantam Realm, last seen in Ant-Man and the Wasp‘s mid-credits seen.
During the very final scenes of the Ant-Man sequel, we see Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and the Pym family (Hank, Hope, and Janet) utilizing the Quantum Tunnel in an effort to send Scott to the Quantum Realm in hopes that he can collect various samples of Quantum Energy.
But while that particular exploration of the mysterious Realm is happening, it’s bad news for Scott, as while he’s in there, it turns out to be the moment that Thanos’ “snap” with the Infinity Gauntlet happens, wiping out all three members of the Pym Family. That leaves Scott stranded in the Quantum Realm with no apparent hopes of an exit.
While it’s anybody’s guess just how Scott escaped the Quantam Realm, the question becomes: was Lang spared The Decimation because he was in the Realm at the time?
It seems that The Quantum Realm is going to be a major factor in Endgame and the way things seem to be playing out suggest that the Realm will in fact be a safe area that is immune to the Infinity Gauntlet’s effects.
Last month, World’s Finest Geeks posted a story about the surviving Avengers team donning Quantum Realm suits similar to the one Hank Pym wears in Ant-man and the Wasp and we have re-posted those images for you to see below.
Avengers: Endgame arrives in theaters on April 26.