Marvel have released there first trailer for the upcoming 'Ant Man and The Wasp' coming in July 2018. Continue for our- not so tiny - trailer breakdown!
We begin in the skyline of San Franciso, in particular, at the 7,180m Oakland Bay Bridge, California- the predominant setting of 'Ant-Man and the Wasp'.
Here we have a flashback to Captain America: Civil War (2016) in which Rudd reprised his role as Ant-Man to support Team Cap in the war against Iron Man. "I guess we'll never know- but if you had you'd never have been caught"
The specially wasp themed Marvel Studios ident is present here and it looks gorgeous!
Scott Lang is put under house arrest after the events of Civil War however it seems that Hope Van Dyne and Hank Pym are dealing with that in the next scene:
Hank and Hope are being surrounded by the FBI agents as they storm in on their escape from San Francisco, since they have minitaurised their headquarters into the size of a suitcase...
Lang looking particularly under-dressed while Van Dyne looks suitably smart for the occasion.
Here's a ship which we will see used later on in the trailer scavenging through bacteria in the Quantum Zone- possibly looking for Michelle Pfeiffer's original Wasp- Janet Van Dyne. In the first film, Hank believed entering the Quantum Zone was fatal. After all, he’d lost his wife when she shrank to a subatomic level.
Our first look at the reality bending being known as Ghost. Ghost is a Marvel Comics villain, created by writer David Michelinie and artist Bob Layton in 1987 for the pages of Iron Man #219. Ghost’s origin story is somewhat murky as we’ve only heard it through an unreliable narrator relating what Ghost told them, and the reliability of Ghost’s memories themselves are uncertain. What’s we do know is that Ghost infused his body with a unique microchip technology that he invented, and now has a “cyberpathic” connection to computer networks, making him a world class hacker. The microchips’ biggest advantage was that it gave Ghost’s stealth suit the ability to phase through the fabric of walls.
We see here, Laurence Fishburne, playing Dr. Bill Foster, who in the comics later becomes Goliath-Foster being a man with powers similar to Hank Pyms of increasing size and mass to gigantic proportions.
Here we have Ant-Man flying on...well... an ant! Similar to that of the scene in Captain America: Civil War in which he rode the arrow of Hawkeye, it seems Lang is using all means of transport to get to his desired destination. Fly-bee anyone? Ry-ant-Air? No? Okay...
Another look at our villain, Ghost, here revving up her engine. Yes. Did we mention the character is now portrayed by fabulous actress Hannah John-Kamen (Black Mirror, Tomb Raider, Ready Player One). Originally portrayed by a male in the comics, the gender switch here is another great attempt at giving amazing actresses impressive roles to play.
Another greatly impressive scene here in which the van containing Lang and Van-Dyne shrinks using their technology in order to get underneath the opponents van and ultimately throw it out the air when it re-scales back to original size.
Giant Man will be returning! However the effects are likely to be improved as we still have another 5 months til it's release.
And here she is! Our first proper look at the stunning costume for Ghost... bearing a slight resemblance to Vulture (Spiderman: Homecoming)?
Here we have Michael Peña who first appeared in the original Ant-Man movie as Luis and he seems to be reprising his role here- hopefully bringing as much humour to the role as he did previous. Make note of the same car seen above in the background of the image featuring Peña, the significance of this car is yet to be known.
The same ship as seen before (scroll up) in Hank Pym's facilities. The purpose of this vehicle is yet to be known, also, however it's been debated- as mentioned previous- to be searching for Janet Van-Dyne.
Lang's daughter, Cassie, explaining the importance of a partner to help him in his heists. Now, I wonder who that could bee...
Arguably the most memorable scene from the trailer, we see Evangeline Lilly's Wasp run across a trio of kitchen knives as she begins to grow in size ready to punch that guy in the face!
Scott: "Hang on, you gave her wings!?"
Hank: "...And blasters"
And we (almost) finish with the stunning guitar riff score almost certainly inspired by 'Ants Invasion' by Adam and the Ants which you can listen to via YouTube, and the gorgeous logo for the movie.
Not forgetting the brilliant GIANT Hello Kitty Pez! I mean, use what you have eh?
Ant Man and the Wasp comes to cinemas in July 2018
Thanks for reading and to finish, why not listen to 'Ants Invasion' by Adam and the Ants!
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