Paul Rudd Confirms Why Ant-Man Was No Help at All in 'Infinity War'

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Where was Ant-Man during the massive, all-hands-on-deck superhero crossover fight in Avengers: Infinity War? Unfortunately for the size-shifting Marvel hero, he was under house arrest.

On Tuesday, the cast and crew of Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp visited Taipei as part of the promotional press tour ahead of the film’s release on July 6 in the United States. When the panel moderator at the press conference asked star Paul Rudd for Scott Lang’s whereabouts during Infinity War, Rudd echoed what a few Avengers said in the film: Scott Lang was grounded.

“I remember going to see Infinity War, and they do mention that I was under house arrest and I was not able to leave,” Rudd explained. He added that the line was easy to miss, because “There was a lot going on.”

Co-star Evangeline Lily, who plays Hope van Dyne/The Wasp, added: “For the record, I was there. I was just tiny.”

Lily, of course, was joking, but Rudd wasn’t. Early on in Avengers: Infinity War, shortly after Captain America, Falcon, and Black Widow reunite with Wanda, an injured Vision and Bruce Banner, we get a quick explanation for why those two Avengers are missing in action.

Rudd was right, there was a lot going on. From the script:

Black Widow: “After the whole [Sokovia] Accords situation, he and Scott took a deal. It’s too tough on their families.”

Check out the trailer again for Ant-Man and the Wasp before it hits theaters on July 6.