TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - May 1, 2018
Marvel's next film is a substantial step-down in size from Avengers: Infinity War, but that's to be expected when size is the gimmick of both title characters in Ant-Man and the Wasp. The film, allegedly set prior to the events of Infinity War, finds Paul Rudd's Scott Lang still wrestling with his duties as a superhero, while also having to deal with partnering up with Evangeline Lilly's Hope van Dyne, aka The Wasp.
The threat faced by them in this new film is still somewhat vague, although we do get lots of looks at their new villain Ghost, played by Brit beauty Hannah John-Kamen, fresh off her star-making turn in Ready Player One. If Ant-Man was mostly set-up, Ant-Man and the Wasp looks like a whole lot of payoff, as many of the concepts introduced in the first film—like messing with the size of objects—seem to be taken to an extreme here. And of course, it's great to see cunnilingus-related cancer survivor Michael Douglas back in action.
Of course, the biggest disappointment with the first Ant-Man was not getting to see what Edgar Wright would have done with the film, but this does look a little less beholden to the strict Marvel formula. Fingers crossed that Ant-Man and the Wasp keeps the good times rolling when it hits theaters on July 6.
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