Like the title says we are just a half of a year away from Ant-Man and the Wasp. I feel like this movie keeps getting overlooked with Avengers: Infinity War coming out just two months before it.
Here is the official poster released at San Diego Comic-Con:
That’s a pretty kick-ass poster looks like will be seeing more Giant-Man action which we got a glimpse of in Captain America: Civil War. It’s also nice to see Michael Peña featured, he was a stand out in the first and I’m hoping he has a larger role in this one.
Production of Ant-Man and the Wasp started in August in Atlanta, Georgia.
Marvel announced the start of production with this fun little clip:
With the teaser seen above Marvel also released the official synopsis of Ant-Man & the Wasp:
“From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes a new chapter featuring heroes with the astonishing ability to shrink: “Ant-Man and The Wasp.” In the aftermath of “Captain America: Civil War,” Scott Lang (Rudd) grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne (Lilly) and Dr. Hank Pym (Douglas) with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside The Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from their past.“
Paul Rudd of course will be returning as Scott Lang. Evangeline Lily is back as Hope Van Dyne and this time will be taking on her mother’s previous title, the Wasp. Michael Douglas is returning as Hank Pym. Michael Pena (Luis), Tip “T.I.” Harris (Dave) and, David Dastmalchian (Kurt) are also returning along with Judy Greer (Maggie Lang) and Abby Ryder Fortson (Cassie Lang).
Newcomers to the film are Randall Park, Hannah John-Kamen, Walton Goggins, Sean Kleier, Michelle Pfeiffer and Laurence Fishburne. Randall Park will be playing SHIELD agent Jimmy Woo. Hannah John-Kamen is playing the Ghost, who looks to be one of the villains of the film. Walton Goggins will be playing Sonny Burch. Sean Kleier is playing Geoffrey Ballard. Michelle Pfeiffer will be play Janet Van Dyne, the original Wasp and Laurence Fishburne is playing Bill Fost.
Lets take a look at the Ghost. The Ghost’s origin according to the Marvel Wiki:
“The Ghost operates as a freelance industrial saboteur who seeks to destroy what he sees as corrupt corporations, and may have been a businessman himself at one point in the past.”
The Ghost is normally a male and an Iron Man villain. Marvel Studios is doing a gender flip but from the sound of it she seems to be a good fit for an Ant-Man villain considering the first film was basically a heist movie.
Once again Peyton Reed will be sitting in the director’s chair. Writers for Ant-Man and the Wasp are Andrew Barrer, Gabriel Ferrari, Paul Rudd, Adam McKay, Erik Sommers and, Chris McKenna. From the looks of the writers this film will have the same tone as the first one if not more humorous. Both McKay and McKenna are known for their comedic writing. McKay previously worked with Paul Rudd in the Anchorman series. It’s interesting to see Paul Rudd is also writing. Don’t hold me to this but I think Rudd might be the first person in the MCU to star as the titular character and write the film. I’m very excited to see what Rudd delivers, I a big fan of him on and off the screen.
That’s just about it for what we know about Ant-Man and the Wasp but I’ve got a few more tidbits before I dump some set photos on you.
In a recent article on Flicker Myth Ant-Man & the Wasp was called Marvel’s first romantic comedy. Check out the article here. I will say, I like that Marvel isn’t afraid to shake up the superhero genre as seen with the recent release of Thor Ragnarok.
Vanity Fair recently interviewed Evangeline Lilly and she hinted how Ant-Man and the Wasp will tie in to Avengers: Infinity War and the larger MCU:
“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.”
Alright as promised here are some set photos:
The ones above look to be some sort of flashbacks to Hank and Janet.
Hope van Dyne suited up.
New set pics of Ant-Man and The Wasp. pic.twitter.com/JqoNbJytpa
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Alright that’s all I got.
Ant-Man and the Wasp is set to hit theaters July 6th, 2018.
I’d be on the lookout for a trailer as we get closer to the Black Panther release.