Marvel Studios just released a brand new teaser video for its upcoming movie, Ant-Man, and the Wasp.
The video plays off of last weekend’s Avengers: Infinity War, joking that “only one question” remains after this movie- where were Scott Lang/Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) and Hope Van Dyne/Wasp (Evangeline Lilly)?
Many cast members pondered at this question, and Scarlett Johannson threw shade at Hawkeye, and Tom Hiddleston
and Benedict Cumberbatch suggested that they had shrunken down.
Finally, Rudd and Lilly respond to this question with a shrug, and this means that the fans will have to wait until the trailer debuts tomorrow.
After the first trailer hit a high note amongst most of the fans, there is a whole lot of curiosity regarding how the Ant-Man and the Wasp will unfold. When the movie finally debuts, it is expected to defy the tropes in many ways, namely in the sort of “coming out party” of Hope as a superhero.
“It’s not a romantic comedy,” Peyton Reed said.
“The idea might enter Hope’s brain: does she need Scott Lang in her life? …She really was, along with Sue Storm of the Fantastic Four, one of the first female Marvel heroes. I feel a certain responsibility with The Wasp.”
“It’s something we’re excited about.” Reed then continued.
“For me as a comic nerd, I always thought of Ant-Man and Wasp as a team and that’s a lot of what the second movie is really about is how they work together, what their personal and professional relationships are like. To show her finally fully formed in this movie is really exciting. We really get to introduce this character into that universe. I mean we’ve introduced the character, but we haven’t seen her with her full power set and everything, so to me she’s not a supporting character in this movie. It’s every bit as much her movie as it is Scott Lang’s.”
In the process, this movie will be introducing Ghost (Hannah John-Kamen), who will be a genderbent reinvention of the Iron Man villain.
“I always say a character from a comic book is a character from a comic book, and as an actor, you’re lifting it off the page,” John-Kamen said during an interview earlier this year. “You’re the one who’s creating and giving it life. Badass, kickass women, let’s keep seeing some more.”
Ant-Man and The Wasp will release on July 6th.