After Scott Lang, aka Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), has been on the side of Captain America (Chris Evans), he is searched all over the world. Luckily, the former thief, who has become a hero, has some aces in his sleeve. After all, Ant-Man can no longer only shrink and communicate with ants. In addition, the suit also allows him to take the form of a giant. Ant-Man also receives support from Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly). The daughter of the inventor Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) slips into the powerful Wasp-suit.
“Ant-Man and the Wasp” – Kinostart
In terms of punctuality, Marvel has always been reliant on the past few years. Although “Ant-Man and the Wasp” is already the twentieth entry in the franchise, fans can build on the tight schedule. In the German cinemas “Ant-Man and the Wasp” starts on 2 August 2018.
“Ant-Man and the Wasp” – background
With the predecessor “Ant-Man” director Peyton Reed in 2015 one of the most surprising superhelden movies of recent times. The mixture of Heist-Movie, Comedy and Action could not only convince hard-fisted fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). That a continuation would come was clear. Only in which direction “Ant-Man 2” is to develop is not yet clear. In the first interviews, Reed explained he was interested in telling a prequel about the story of Hank Pym. But the first evidence points in another direction.
After the events from “Ant-Man” and “The First Avenger: Civil War” the mini-hero is on the run. That also for the second part Michael Pena (“CHiPS”) as Luis, David Dastmalchian (“The Dark Knight”) as Kurt and T.I. (“Sleepless”) as Dave, proves that “Ant-Man and the Wasp” will not be a prequel. It is more likely that the continuation is about the relationship between Scott Lang and Hope van Dyne. In addition, Scott’s daughter Cassie (Abby Ryder Fortson) could again play a role for the fleeting superhelden.
Whether the continuation goes into the past seems quite unlikely. Nevertheless, the film could tell the background story of Hank Pym. Michelle Pfeiffer (“Malavita – The Family”) officially joined the cast on time for the start of the shooting. Her role: The Lost Woman of Hank, Janet van Dyne, who was the very first wasp to subatomic level to defuse an atomic rocket. The performance of Laurence Fishburne (“John Wick 2”), a former assistant of Tony Stark and Dr. Pym plays. Dr. Bill Foster later becomes the super hero Goliath.