Marvel’s unique approach in 2015’s Ant-Man rejuvenated the superhero franchise with something truly fresh. Skipping all the anger and drama of superheroes in conflict, it went for laughs and expanded the potential of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, allowing for a new take on superhero films beginning with that humor-filled romp, November’s Thor: Ragnarok. Add in the two Guardians of the Galaxy movies and you’d have the most fun superhero marathon you could put together this century. If comic books and superheroes are about escapist fun, no better superhero illustrates that theme than the underdog played so believably by Paul Rudd. Rudd also appeared as Ant-Man (and Giant Man) in Captain America: Civil War, and along with Tom Holland’s new Spider-man, Kevin Feige & Co. amped up what was becoming a ho-hum Avengers storyline.
Now we have the first preview for Ant-Man and The Wasp, and all signs point to another hit for Marvel, delivering exactly what fans want, our favorite characters looking cool and being cool: Michael Douglas back as Dr. Hank Pym, Rudd as the well-meaning but slightly befuddled Scott Lang aka Ant-Man, and–at last–Evangeline Lilly as Hope van Dyne donning the The Wasp supersuit. We met the characters in the first film and now, origin story behind us, audiences will get to watch them take off. And, of course, we have a perfectly appropriate poster showcasing the new team-up:
We get a first glimpse of Ghost in this trailer, played by Hannah John-Kamen, who if audiences don’t know her already from Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Killjoys, The Hour, Game of Thrones, and Black Mirror, you’ll know her from starring roles in Ready Player One, Tomb Raider, and Ant-Man and The Wasp.
How will Marvel handle the character? As the villain, or maybe not, with Walton Goggins also appearing as the comic book villain Sonny Burch? Laurence Fishburne is also coming our way in the film as the 1960s-1970s character Dr. Bill Foster aka Goliath.
Wait no further, check out this great trailer for this summer’s Ant-Man and The Wasp:
Look for Marvel’s Ant-Man and The Wasp in theaters July 6, 2018.