Marvel Announces ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ Is In Production With New Video
Shooting is officially underway on Ant-Man and the Wasp, the sequel to 2015’s Ant-Man, this time with 100 percent more Wasp. (Or maybe more than 100 percent additional Wasp, since not only will the film feature Evangeline Lilly’s Hope Van Dyne finally in action as the Wasp, but also Michelle Pfeiffer as her mom, Janet Van Dyne, who is Marvel Comics’ original Wasp.) We know shooting is underway because Marvel told us so, via this clever video posted to Twitter. Check it out:
Where do you get tiny director’s chairs? I could use a few of those for a party I’m putting together. I also like that new Ant-Man and the Wasp logo, which we’re getting our first really good look at. It takes the original Ant-Man logo, sets it at a slight angle, and tosses in the Wasp in yellow. (As the poster art above indicates, her costume in the film appears to be based on this signature black-and-gold ensemble.)
Marvel also revealed a new plot synopsis for the film:
In the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War, Scott Lang (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 (Lilly) and Dr. Hank Pym (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 past.
Directed by Peyton Reed (who also directed the first Ant-Man following the departure of Edgar Wright), Ant-Man and the Wasp stars Paul Rudd as the other half of the title cast, along with returning stars Michael Pena, Judy Greer, and Michael Douglas. New additions this time include Walton Goggins and Laurence Fisburne as Bill Foster, AKA Goliath. Ant-Man and the Wasp opens in theaters on July 6, 2018. Incredibly, it will be the 20th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.