Ant-Man and the Wasp Promises Size-Altering Fun, Humour, and…Ants Playing Drums?

Image copyright Marvel Studios 2018

It’s all hands on deck for Marvel Studios as, not even a week after the release of Avengers: Infinity War, the studio that brought the world the movie that brought us the biggest opening weekend ever, released a trailer for their next movie.

Following the events of the original movie, Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly reprise their roles as Scott Lang/Ant-Man and Hope van Dyne/The Wasp for Ant-Man and the Wasp.

And all is not as cosy as you may imagine for San Francisco’s resident size-altering heroes, as a new foe emerges to threaten everything van Dyne’s father worked so hard to create.

There’s the usual array of giant-and-micro-sized action as Ant-Man and the Wasp take it in turns to deliver blows of all sizes against thugs and the new foe, Hannah John-Kamen’s Ghost.

Ghost uses a form of the Pym Particles developed by Dr Henry “Hank” Pym (Michael Douglas) to alter her mass, allowing her to phase in and out of materials and become intangible.

Also, we get confirmation that Lawrence Fishburne (who plays Bill Foster in the movie) was once the giant-sized Goliath, a nod to Hank Pym’s comic book days after his time as Ant-Man. Plus, we get some truly great banter between Fishburne’s Foster and Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang involving discussing how…big they’ve managed to get.

How on Earth can anyone defeat somebody who can make themselves phase through walls? Time will tell, as Ant-Man and the Wasp fly into cinemas the 3rd August here in the UK, practically a month later than everywhere else.

Thanks, World Cup! Yay, football!

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 (Paul 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 (Evangeline Lilly) and Dr. Hank Pym (Michael 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 

Starring Paul Rudd as Ant-Man/Scott Lang, Evangeline Lilly as The Wasp/Hope van Dyne, Michael Douglas as Hank Pym, Michelle Pfeiffer as Janet van Dyne, Judy Greer as Maggie, Bobby Canavale as Paxton, Michael Peña as Luis, T.I. as Dave, David Dastmalchian as Kurt, Walton Goggins as Sonny Burch, Hannah John-Kamen as Ghost, and Laurence Fishburne as Bill Foster, Ant-Man and the Wasp is directed by Peyton Reed.

-James, 02/03/2018

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