Why the Writers of ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Picked Captain Marvel Over Ant-Man

In a spoilerific interview with Collider, Avengers: Infinity War writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely sat down and talked about the thought process behind THAT post-credit scene.


Many fans expected the scene to be about Ant-Man and/or The Wasp, seeing as the miniature-sized hero was absent ‘under house arrest’ for the entire film. Ultimately, the two writers decided that the shift in tone would be too jarring, and opted to tease Captain Marvel instead. Markus explained that the movie’s bummer ending needed to carry over to the end credits scene:

“When you end it like that, there aren’t too many other places you can go. Marvel tags often point to the next movie coming. The next movie is Ant-Man and The Wasp, which is lighthearted – you don’t wanna go, ‘but meanwhile, Paul Rudd is still adorable!'”

McFeely added the following:

“We wanted to give a bit of hope to people, and that was the best chance we had.”

Well, it definitely worked. We can safely say fans are all waiting in anticipation to see Carol Danvers fly in and do what the Avengers couldn’t – save the universe from Thanos. Did you agree with the decision to tease Captain Marvel in favor of Ant-Man and The Wasp? Let us know in the comments below.


Avengers: Infinity War is playing in theaters.