While Avengers: Infinity War breaks records, Marvel Studios has already begun turning the public’s attention towards Peyton Reed’s upcoming Ant-Man sequel, Ant-Man and The Wasp. Following the success of the Paul Rudd-led heist film Marvel opted to squeeze a follow-up into its 2018 slate following the highly successful Black Panther and prehaps even more so Infinity War. Judging by Ant-Man 2‘s first trailer it looked as though the movie would actually be picking up after the events of Captain America: Civil War (2016), and the latest trailer now seems to confirm that.
Following Civil War, Scott Lang would likely be on the run, being one of Captain America’s rogue group of Winter Soldier-protecting vigilantes, and no doubt Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lily) would be in the same predicament as one of his associates. While the first film placed the main focus on Ant-Man himself the sequel sees the shapeshifter’s female hero counterpart, The Wasp, share the spotlight and the latest trailer certainly gives her a lot of screen time, along with some very cool action set pieces.
Arriving via the Marvel Entertainment YouTube channel, the new trailer provides further insight into the movie’s story and characters including Ghost, who will presumably be either the main antagonist or the antagonist’s right hand:
Going off the bulk of the film’s marketing, Ant-Man and The Wasp will revolve around the Quantum Realm, something that Michael Douglas’ Hank Pym warned against in the first movie after losing his wife, and it appears that Ghost will be attempting to gain access to it, pitting her against the size-altering heroes. Speaking of Pym’s wife, Michelle Pfeiffer will be portraying the original Wasp, Janet van Dyne, and the trailer shows a scene where Hope could well be reacting to seeing her mother for the first time in many years.
The DCEU‘s Laurence Fishburne is also shown in his role as Bill Foster, one of Hank Pym’s lab assistants in the comics, to which many have already been speculating that the 56-year-old actor is fed up of the DC films current divisive track record and so has switched to the opposition.
Whether or not there will be mention of the Infinity War conflict (which of course is still in the future for Ant-Man and Wasp in this movie) remains to be seen, although we could possibly be shown what the two are up to during the trillions-of-lives-ending ‘snap’ in a post-credits scene, perhaps. Either way, the fun new trailer makes Ant-Man and The Wasp appear to be the perfect counter-programming, of sorts, to the more dark and serious Avengers: Infinity War.
Ant-Man And The Wasp Crawls Into Cinemas July 6th