It is so unbelievable that for the third time this year, we are going to enjoy a Marvel treat. The two films that came earlier have been fantastic, and have earned more than $3.3 billion on the box office combined. Now, it is expected that the Ant-Man and The Wasp will push the total beyond $4 billion landmark for the year. The tiniest MCU heroes have already been receiving a lot of love from the critics, and the film is now expected to create new records for the Ant-Man franchise.
The Ant-Man sequel will be much bigger as it has a complex plot, and the movie is also going to be on a much bigger scale, featuring more cast members. Other than the leading actors Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly, the movie’s cast also features various fantastic names. We will see Michael Douglas and Michael Pena reprise their roles of Hank Pym and Luis respectively. Apart from those two, Michelle Pfeiffer will play Janet Van Dyne, Laurence Fishburne will be seen as Bill Foster, Hannah John Kamen as the lead villain Ghost and Walton Goggins as Sonny Burch.
Hank Pym is the creator of Pym Particles and the fantastic tech behind it. He is one of the geniuses from Marvel Cinematic Universe, joining the brainy league of Doctor Strange, Shuri, T’Challa, Bruce Banner and Tony Stark, whereas even Rocket Raccoon can be considered among them since he loves technology.
Bruce Banner and Stephen Strange have vastly different specializations, whereas Tony Stark, T’Challa, and Shuri are all experts in creating the suits and gadgets. They have unique suits, but, they are also similar in a way. The truly unique suit with peculiar powers is the one created by Hank Pym. Since he created Pym Particles and became concerned about the tech falling into wrong hands, he kept his technology concealed. For a long time, he worked with his prodigious pupil Darren Cross, but, later he realized that was a mistake and removed Cross from his work.
That forced Cross to become the Yellow Jacket, but, everything that Cross worked upon has been deleted now, and Hank Pym is the only one who has the miniature tech. He has so far succeeded in keeping the tech safe from the bad guys, but, after the implementation of Sokovia Accords which also saw Ant-Man getting exposed during that airport battle, Hank Pym and other scientists associated with SHIELD had to go underground.
The events of Captain America: Civil War also made huge impact on the Ant-Man series as now the story will follow Ant-Man, right after the Civil War. Hank Pym is truly secretive and has no intention to let his tech reach Tony Stark; he has been on the run. The producer of the movie Stephen Broussard recently talked about how Pym succeeded in evading Tony. He said:
“Post-Sokovia Accords, someone knocked on [Hank and Hope’s] door and was like. ‘You gotta sign this contract. You gotta be under the Accords because you’re currently in violation of this thing we put in place in Captain America: Civil War. And Hank, being Hank, he never wanted Stark to have his technology and said, ‘Thanks, but no thanks,’ and sort of had to go underground a little bit.”
He also revealed the workplace of Hank Pym since then. We have already seen it in the trailers and here is what the producer said:
“He built this kind of mobile operation. You walk in, and it’s huge. It’s this giant set, but when it’s time to go the whole building can be mobile and move around. It’s got a little handle and squeaky wheels, and it’s just fun.”
There is no doubt that Broussard is referring to Pym’s lab which was a part of a major chase scene after Pym converted it into his luggage. Ant-Man and The Wasp releases tomorrow!