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Ant-Man And The Wasp: Trailer Breakdown And Secrets

12. Chase In The Streets of San Francisco

The trailer opens with some beautiful shots of San Francisco, but things get a bit messier as it goes on. Midway through we see footage from a chase scene, with Scott and Hope pursued by gunmen and motorbikes. We don't get any clues as to why Ant-Man and Wasp are coming under fire, but it does show some great examples of the film's "mind-blowing action" - and there's at least some tease Ghost is connected, with her hand seen holding one of the handlebars.

11. The Incredible Shrinking Van

The San Francisco chase sequence takes a fun twist when Scott and Hope reveal they aren't the only ones who can change size. It seems Hank has outfitted a lot of their equipment with size-changing technology, including the van they're driving. It shrinks down to size at the press of a button - and then pops up when it's underneath another vehicle, tossing it aside with ease. The power to change size doesn't sound the most impressive at first glance, but creative uses of the ability like this make Ant-Man one of the most formidable heroes in the MCU.

Related: Ant-Man Goes on the Run In New Set Photos 

10. The Return of Giant-Man

One of the most exciting plot twists in Civil War was the moment where Ant-Man turned Giant-Man. It left Iron Man's team reeling, with Scott sacrificing himself to buy Cap time to escape. That technology hasn't been forgotten in Ant-Man and the Wasp; Scott comes out of the water to tower over a ferry. If Scott Lang is trying to keep a low profile, this is not the way to do it. It's safe to say the FBI will hear of this particular (Gi)ant-Man adventure.

It remains to be seen if Ant-Man and the Wasp will provide some more pseudo-science to explain just how Giant-Man's powers work. Ant-Man established that Scott's shrinking means his molecules compress, granting him increased strength. By that principle, when Scott turns Giant-Man he should actually be weaker than normal, as his molecules are further apart. In reality, Civil War saw him tearing the wings off planes, so Giant-Man clearly possesses superhuman strength.

9. Walton Goggins Has Stolen Hank Pym's Building

Walton Goggins with Hank's Building in Ant-Man and the Wasp teaser

But who is Giant-Man towering over in that key scene? It's hidden, but the shot of the ferry gives us a first glimpse of industrialist Sonny Burch, a little-known Marvel character played by Walton Goggins. In the comics, Burch was chairman of Cross Technologies. Like Ghost, he's actually an Iron Man villain (he only appeared in one four-issue arc).

It seems Burch has plans to steal Hank Pym's research; he's actually stolen Hank's building. It's a safe bet that Ant-Man has chased him on to the ferry in order to get it back.

8. Ghost In Focus

You'd be forgiven for thinking Ghost gets her name from invisibility because she's hardly in the trailer, with a few glimpses of her hands making way for this blink-and-you'll-miss-it shot.

And, although Marvel has gender-swapped the villain, the suit is very much comic-book-accurate. The mask is particularly distinctive, hiding Ghost's identity, although she's actually played by Hannah John-Kamen (Game of ThronesBlack MirrorReady Player One).

7. The Most Mysterious Vehicle - What's With the Flames?

Perhaps the strangest scene in the trailer is a focus on a mysterious purple car with flames painted down the side. It's given a lot of attention and appears in the background of several other shots, suggesting the car is being driven by somebody important to the plot. It's possible that the car is connected to Luis, who's glimpsed just a few moments later running near the vehicle.

6. Luis Is Back!

Michael Pena's Luis was a fan-favorite element of the first film, and he's set to reprise the role in Ant-Man & the Wasp. Although Luis is sure to be a source of rich humor in the sequel, the trailer avoids revealing any of his gags. Instead, the trailer's tone is generally more "serious," with dramatic music at odds with some of the more hilarious ideas (such as the Pez dispenser). The last year has seen Marvel criticized for focusing too much on humor, so the trailer may be an attempt to show they've struck a balance.

Key Release Dates
  • Black Panther (2018) release date: Feb 16, 2018
  • Avengers: Infinity War / The Avengers 3 (2018) release date: Apr 27, 2018
  • Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018) release date: Jul 06, 2018
  • Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
  • Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 02, 2019
  • The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019
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