The first footage from Peyton Reed's Ant-Man and The Wasp screened for San Diego Comic-Con attendees today. It was a long and arduous journey getting Ant-Man onto the big screen in 2015, with the film's original director, Edgar Wright, suddenly dropping the project in 2014 after working on the story for years. Reed (Yes Man) and Adam McKay (Anchorman) entered as director and writer later that summer, respectively, and took over the reins for the production. Needless to say, the movie ended up becoming an astounding success for Marvel Studios -- and that's why they've commissioned a sequel.
This time, Evangeline Lilly's Hope van Dyne will be co-headlining the sequel alongside Paul Rudd's Scott Lang, aka Ant-Man, as the Wasp, something fans have been looking forward to for quite some time. After all, the character -- at least the original Wasp, Janet van Dyne, who's being played by Michelle Pfeiffer in the sequel -- was one of the original founding members of the Avengers in the '60s. We've already seen concept art showing off what Hope's costume will look like in Ant-Man and The Wasp, and now the studio has given Comic-Con attendees their first glimpse at the characters in action.
Marvel Studios revealed the first footage from Peyton Reed's Ant-Man and The Wasp during their highly anticipated Hall H panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2017 this evening, and since the teaser hasn't emerged online yet (and likely won't), we've compiled descriptions from the footage below.
According to Screen Rant's Ben Kendrick, who was in attendance during the studio's panel today, the presentation started out with concept art from Ant-Man and The Wasp and then proceeded to show Wasp in action, flying up to a ledge and looking down, as well as an approximately two-foot tall Ant-Man riding on a little girl's backpack (presumably his daughter's). Then, attendees saw more artwork, this time showing Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) in a white suit. The footage concluded with a car chase showing a van shrinking and driving underneath another car, and then growing back to its original size and flipping said car, with Giant-Man peeking out of an alleyway at the end.
Unfortunately, the sequel's newest cast members -- such as Laurence Fishburne's Dr. Bill Foster and Hannah John-Kamen's Ghost -- weren't the focus of the Ant-Man and The Wasp footage. However, that doesn't mean they won't show up at some point when the movie's first trailer releases in the future. Just as the first Ant-Man movie released after Joss Whedon's Avengers: Age of Ultron, the upcoming sequel will release after Anthony and Joe Russo's Avengers: Infinity War next year, though there's no telling just yet whether or not the movie takes place after the events of Infinity War. We'll just have to wait and see.
Source: Marvel Studios
- Thor: Ragnarok (2017) release date: Nov 03, 2017
- Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018) release date: Jul 06, 2018
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 02, 2019
- Avengers: Infinity War / The Avengers 3 (2018) release date: Apr 27, 2018
- Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
- The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019
- Black Panther (2018) release date: Feb 16, 2018