Since 2008 when the Marvel Cinematic Universe began, there have been a number of films that were considered to be risks that turned out to be the beginning of new franchises for Marvel Studios and Disney. Guardians of the Galaxy was considered to be one, as was Doctor Strange last year, but no MCU film can match the troubled pre-production process that Ant-Man had. Edgar Wright developed the film for years, only to leave due to creative differences with the studio. Peyton Reed was brought on with only a few months before the start of production, which brought up concerns as to how well this property would fare.
As it turns out, it did quite well for Marvel. While it was by no means one of their biggest films, Ant-Man had a solid run at the box office and found favor with critics thanks to the smaller scope (no pun intended) and loads of comedy. Marvel was so happy with the returns on the film that they began to fast-track Ant-Man and The Wasp so it too could be part of Phase 3 - and now the Ant-Man sequel has its first official logo.
Disney unveiled the logo as part of their entire slate reveal during their presentation at CinemaCon last night. The logo has not been released officially, but thanks to Omega Underground's Caleb Williams, everyone has the chance to see it:
— Caleb Williams (@KnightGambit) March 29, 2017
The logo itself falls right in line with the style that Disney put in place for the first Ant-Man. The large letters this time around appear to be slightly italicized, but the real takeaway should be a look at how Wasp factors into the logo. Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) finally gets to suit up after remaining on the sidelines for the entirety of the first Ant-Man, and what should be a yellow suit when completely finished is teased here with her portion of the logo being the same color.
Many were frustrated with Hope's role in the first film as her father, Hank Pym (Michal Douglass), continued to push her aside in favor of training Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) to be the Ant-Man. While Hank's intentions may have been good as he just wanted to keep his daughter safe, Scott struggled to master these abilities in the first movie, while Hope showed she has been a pro for years.
That said, Rudd's portrayal has already made him a fan-favorite character - especially after his role in Captain America: Civil War. With Lang now having the ability to grow as well as shrink, Hope's ability to do the latter should allow for some rather unique fight scenes. Ant-Man and the Wasp films this summer, so it should not be too long before an official version of this logo is released alongside casting announcements and story details.
Source: Caleb Williams
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) release date: May 05, 2017
- Black Panther (2018) release date: Feb 16, 2018
- Avengers: Infinity War / The Avengers 3 (2018) release date: Apr 27, 2018
- The Avengers 4 / Untitled Avengers Movie (2019) release date: May 03, 2019
- Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018) release date: Jul 06, 2018
- Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019