'Ant-Man and the Wasp' Trailer Mixes Humor, Action and Humorous Action

'Ant-Man and the Wasp' Trailer Mixes Humor, Action and Humorous Action

Jan 30, 2018

Just as rave reactions are coming out of the premiere of Black Panther, another upcoming Marvel movie has just debuted its first trailer. Ant-Man and the Wasp is the follow-up to 2015's Ant-Man (with some residue from the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War, as well) and promotes Evangeline Lily's character to full superhero status, herself.

This first spot reminds us of what we love about the previous movie, a combination of humor and action and humorous action (a Hello Kitty Pez dispenser is the new Thomas the Tank Engine), while also making us excited for what the Wasp brings to the table in terms of a more serious toughness -- plus wings and blasters! She and Ant-Man are quite a pair. 

Watch the trailer and then find out more about the movie below:


Who else is back for the sequel?

As we see in the trailer, in addition to  Paul Rudd's Scott Lang / Ant-Man and Lily's Hope van Dyne / The Wasp, there's Michael Douglas returning as original Ant-Man Hank Pym, Michael Pena again as additional comic relief Luis, and Lang's young daughter. Not shown but also reprising their roles are Judy Greer as Pym's ex-wife and Bobby Cannavale as her fiance.

Who are the new additions? 

Laurence Fishburne joined the cast as scientist Dr. Bill Foster, who in the comics is known as Giant-Man, Goliath and Black Goliath, a supehero who can increase in size. Walton Goggins is also now on board as the villainous Sonny Burch, a character from the comics who used Tony Stark's technology to make his weapons, and Game of Thrones actress Hannah John-Kamen is the villain Ghost, who in the comics was male and had his own wearable tech that made him invisible and intangible. And then there's Michelle Pfeiffer as Janet van Dyne, the original Wasp and the mother of Hope. 

What is the plot this time? 

According to an official synopsis put out by Disney, the follow-up sees Scott Lang continuing to struggle in his roles and responsibilities as superhero and father. When Hank and Hope need him for a new mission, he suits back up as Ant-Man and gets a partner in Hope as The Wasp as the two team-up "to uncover secrets from their past." 

Does Scott also get to be Giant-Man in this movie?

We saw Scott Lang's powers go in an extra direction in Captain America: Civil War when he increased his size to become Giant-Man during the Leipzig/Halle Airport fight sequence. Now he's apparently going to show off the super-size version in Ant-Man and the Wasp, because there's a shot of Giant-Man in the trailer. 

Who is the director of the sequel?

Peyton Reed, who helmed Ant-Man, is back for the new movie. 

Who are the writers this time?

Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers (both of whom worked on Spider-Man: HomecomingThe Lego Batman Movie, and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle), Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari (both of the horror film Haunt) and Paul Rudd are all currently credited with the screenplay.

When does it come out?

Ant-Man and the Wasp arrives in theaters after fellow MCU installments Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War (though it takes place earlier) on July 6.

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