Ant-Man is almost here and while its defintiely part of the wide Marvel-verse - it's the cap on Phase 2 to be precise - it's a bit of a different film for a lot of reasons. We'll go into those more in our full review but right now we're here to talk about those credit sequences.
That's right, there are two - with one at the popular mid-credit point and the other after the full crawl. So that's the information you need to have, wait until all the credits are done to be sure to see absolutely everything. From here on in it heads into extremely spoilery territory so don't read on unless you want to know what happens.
SPOILERS HAPPEN AFTER THIS AMUSING GIF
Alrighty so the popcorn is long-finished and you've watched Peyton Reed's Ant-Man. The connections to the wider Marvel-verse have certainly been there but it's actually kind of nice to see something which is a bit more standalone after Age of Ultron. And so, so spoilers:
MID CREDIT SCENE
The first scene keeps with the whole self-contained story to some degree. It returns to father and daughter characters played by Michael Douglas and Evangeline Lilly and sees the pair hanging out in Hank Pym's (Douglas) lab. He directs Hope (Lilly) to a compartment at the back of the room and says that he finally sees she's ready to follow in the footsteps of her mother as a supersuited hero. The camera reveals a suit which will turn Hope into the Wasp in future episodes. Her response: "It's about damn time!" So we're definitely going to see her again.
END CREDIT SCENE
The final sequence is definitely worth waiting for. It's pretty well known now that Falcon (Anthony Mackie) turns up in Ant-Man and he's back for this post credit scene, alongside Captain America himself Chris Evans. They're both checking out the bound and captured Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) and Cap asks Falcon whether they should ask Tony Stark for help. Falcon replies "I know a guy" suggesting that Ant-Man himself Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) will be helping them out by the time Captain America Civil War comes around.
There's quite a lot going on here, especially when it comes to that second scene. Pictures from the set have already confirmed that Paul Rudd will be involved as Ant-Man and the film is shaping up to be chock full of various characters from the Marvel-verse. It's also looking like Marvel has plans for more adventures featuring these specific sets of characters, though we'll have to wait and see if the box office figures suggest there's an appetite for more Ant-Man adventures.
Ant-Man is in cinemas on the 17th of July 2015.