Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly are set to reprise their roles from Ant-Man & The Wasp for a new Disneyland ride. Both of the Ant-Man films focused on Scott Lang, who became a superhero after he broke into Hank Pym's house and stole a suit that is powered by Pym Particles. The suit allows Lang to not only shrink his size, but increase his strength as well.
Rudd and Lilly both made their grand entrances to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Ant-Man in 2015. Moviegoers got to see Lang suit up as Ant-Man and battle the villain Yellowjacket, but fans didn't get to see Lilly in her Wasp costume until the sequel that came out this year. That being said, fans did get a peek at the Wasp's costume during the mid-credits scene for Ant-Man. Rudd would later appear in Captain America: Civil War and Ant-Man & The Wasp, while Lilly only appeared in the latter. The last time we saw the two characters was during the mid-credits scene for Ant-Man & The Wasp when Lang traveled into the Quantum Realm to collect Quantum Helix-particles. Lang was last seen stuck in the Quantum Realm after Janet, Hope, and Hank fell victim to Thanos' snap. While fans know that Ant-Man and the Wasp will return for Avengers 4, they are also appearing in their own Disneyland ride.
First reported by Newsarama, Lilly and Rudd will be returning to their roles of Wasp and Ant-Man in a Disneyland ride coming to Hong Kong in 2019. The ride is called Ant-Man & The Wasp: Nano Battle, which will replace Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters. The ride will have essentially the same mechanics as the Buzz Lightyear game, but riders will now help the heroes fight Arnim Zola and swarms of Hydra bug-bots. Ant-Man & The Wasp: Nano Battle will be opening in March 2019.
This new Ant-Man ride is part of Disneyland Hong Kong's park expansion that is said to be completed by 2023. A big portion of the park expansion is the Marvel attraction, which already includes an Iron Man Experience that places riders at the Stark Expo as Iron Man fights off Hydra forces. While Marvel is slowly becoming a big part of Disneyland parks, another one of their properties, Star Wars, will be getting its own attraction in the form of Star Wars Galaxy's Edge.
While Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters will be replaced to make room for Ant-Man & The Wasp: Nano Battle, it isn't the first time this has happened to a classic ride. The Tower of Terror ride was replaced a few years ago in favor of Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission' BREAKOUT! Even though it will be tough for fans to say goodbye to classic rides, the new rides should theoretically get even more realistic as technology continues to evolve. It also helps when Marvel stars return to play the characters for the ride, much like Rudd and Lilly are doing. Marvel doesn't show any signs of slowing down, which means that superheroes could continue to take over Disney Parks for several years to come.
- Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
- The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 05, 2019