Marvel’s slate seems to be jam packed for the foreseeable future. Black Panther is getting rave reviews after its premiere, and that’s still not releasing officially for another couple of weeks. Then we have the juggernaut that will be Avengers: Infinity War the first weekend of May. So it’s unsurprising that Ant-Man and the Wasp is being a little overshadowed up until this point.
But fret not. After watching today’s first trailer for the Ant-Man sequel, it appears all the charm that made the first outing for Scott Lang and his friends a success is back in its follow-up as well. Although this time Lang has a co-star in the form of Evangeline Lilly’s Hope van Dyne – aka The Wasp.
The official synopsis describes the story as balancing act of sorts for Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang. It reads as follows:
“Scott Lang 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 and Dr. Hank Pym 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 the past.”
Ant-Man and the Wasp could potentially be the best palette cleanser following the sure to be heavy events stemming from Infinity War. Rumors have suggested that the deeper plot of the film could involve Hope’s mother – and original Wasp – Janet van Dyne.
Michelle Pfeiffer is in the movie playing the role of Janet. The character was lost in the Quantum Realm many years prior while her version of The Wasp partnered with the original Ant-Man, Hank Prim.
Lang’s daughter Cassie is apparently a major plot point in the movie again as she’s featured prominently in the trailer. Michael Peña’s Luis makes an appearance too and T.I.’s character Dave is confirmed to return as well.
Peyton Reed is back to direct the sequel. If the trailer is anything to go by, Ant-Man and the Wasp will successfully built upon the growing/shrinking mechanic that led to plenty of laughs in the first go around. Not to mention the general comedic affect that casting someone like Rudd brings as well.
Ant-Man and the Wasp flies into theaters on July 6th.