It’s the latest Marvel movie! All about the hype train! WOO WOOO!
I’ll level with you. I have been especially excited for this trailer to drop. Little known fact about your friendly neighborhood film critic (me) and slightly edgy MCU opinion… “Ant-Man” is probably my favorite, stand-alone Marvel flick, to date. Yeah, the villain sucked but the movie was a ton of fun! It has a great tone that straddles the more melodramatic storylines without going too bright and shiny (cough, cough “Guardians of the Galaxy”).
I’m happy to report that, if the trailer is any indication, we’re gonna have another fun romp on our hands with “Ant-Man and The Wasp”. The humor is there. The light tone is there. The fun is there. The sweet, grounded relationships are there. This time, with a strong partner thrown into the mix!
Here’s a quick little synopsis of what’s to come:
“As Scott Lang balances being both a super hero and a father, Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym present an urgent new mission that finds the Ant-Man fighting alongside The Wasp to uncover secrets from their past.
Intriguing. The new villain looks interesting and is already a huge improvement from what we saw in the first “Ant-Man”. It will be especially interesting to see how this possible misuse of Pym’s tech will factor in to the bigger picture. Remember, Ant-Man was benched during the events of “Avengers: Infinity War” and will, no doubt, make an appearance in the final battle. We’ve got multiple timelines and some crazy multidimensional shenanigans to contend with. Just another day at the office, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
“Ant-Man and The Wasp” has director Peyton Reed at the helm and brings back “Ant-Man” cast members Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, and Michael Douglas.
“Ant-Man and The Wasp” is flying into theaters on July 6. Can’t wait to see if it lives up to the buzz. Let us know what you’re excited to see in the movie in the comments below!
Caitlin is a lean, mean writing machine based in Austin, TX. Her love of film began when she was shown “Rosemary’s Baby” way too early in life. Bylines include The Financial Diet and Film Inquiry. Caitlin is a member of the Online Association of Female Film Critics and the Women Film Critics Circle.