‘The Ant-Man And The Wasp’ : Marvel’s Shrinking Superhero Returns!

Introduction:

Amidst the hype around Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has not neglected the tiny superheroes! After the surprise hit of Ant-Man (2015), the character returns with its all new sequel. The Ant-Man and the Wasp drops later this year on July 6th.

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On January 30th, the Marvel Cinematic Universe released the trailer giving its fans a first glimpse to this epic new superhero movie. Paul Rudd is back playing the titular role of Scott Lang a.k.a the Ant-Man. We will see the brilliant Evangeline Lilly to play the role of Hope Van Dyne a.k.a the Wasp. The legendary Michael Douglas plays Dr. Hank Pym. Unseen in the trailer, we shall see Walton Goggins as Sonny Burch. Laurence Fishburne makes his debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Dr. Bill Foster.

Until Now:

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In Captain America: Civil War (2016), Ant-Man teamed up with Cap to face off Tony Stark’s Iron Man and others to oppose the government regulation of the Avengers. He, along with the rest of Cap’s team was broken out by Captain America from the superhero holding facility. Hence, Ex-con Scott Lang a.k.a. Ant-Man is once again a wanted man.

Premise for the New Film:

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The new film picks up from where Captain America: Civil War left the plot. Scott Lang grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a superhero and a father. He struggles to rebalance his family life with being Ant-Man. At this point, Scott is confronted by Hope Van Dyne and her father, Dr. Hank Pym with an urgent new mission. Scott is compelled to put his suit back on and team up with the Wasp to uncover secrets from the past.

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What the trailer showed us:

The Ant-Man and the Wasp trailer is light on the specifics of the sort of situations these superheroes will find themselves in. It shows us that Lang’s actions as Ant-Man affects not only him. Hank Pym and his daughter Hope Van Dyne are needed to go on the run too, having supplied Lang with the Ant-Man technology. It’s Lang’s daughter Cassie, in a voiceover mulling what to do next. She proposes the solution that kicks the trailer into a new level and delivers on the promise of the film’s dual-named title.

Ant Man and the Wasp
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Judging from the FBI raiding Scott and Hank Pym, it seems that he is still paying the price of being outed by Cap during Captain America: Civil War (2016). Hope Van Dyne is heard blaming Scott for being the reason for them being on the run. The Ant-Man is seen getting big again. The trailer also gives us a brief look at Ghost, who might be the one the movie’s primary villains. The superhero chemistry between the Ant-Man and the Wasp is evident and we are already loving it!

The Trailer:

 

The movie releases on July 6th 2018. After which, the Marvel Universe shall finally let us sleep until Captain Marvel comes around March 2019.

We cannot sit still for this epic superhero blockbuster! Don’t forget to book your tickets on Paytm.