Marvel released a brand new trailer for Ant-Man and The Wasp. Phase 3 is surprisingly already nearing its end. With Black Panther having made over $1 billion and Avengers: Infinity War setting box office records, the sequel to Ant-Man has taken the backseat for Marvel Studios' 2018 slate. After the modest success of the first film, the studio reshuffled their slate to fit a sequel in between their once two-part Avengers story. Its placement in the slate required returning director Peyton Reed to work with the Russos so both Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) and Wasp (Evangeline Lilly) align with the plan of Avengers.
The oddity of Ant-Man and The Wasp, though, may be that while it hits theaters after Infinity War, it could actually take place before Thanos arrives. The first Ant-Man and the Wasp trailer focused on the size-changing heroes' lives after Captain America: Civil War, setting up the on-the-run nature of the sequel's story. While that trailer only teased fans of what was to come, a new trailer is here to flesh things out.
Marvel debuted a brand new trailer today for Ant-Man and The Wasp, offering further insight into the sequel. Featuring much more of the leading duo, the latest footage offers up more action through the use of Pym particles. It also provides more context for the story, sending Team Ant-Man on the hunt for the original Wasp (Michelle Pfeiffer).
The trailer once again puts the focus on Wasp and her finally becoming the hero she was meant to be. She's largely showcased in action scenes, and they all look stellar. Even though audiences already got a taste of what Ant-Man's size shifting abilities look like, it appears director Peyton Reed has found a fun new way to bring Wasp's abilities to the screen. We also know that it'll be an emotional movie for her, as the trailer further teases the mission to rescue Janet van Dyne - and the above picture could just be Hope's reaction to seeing her mother for the first time in years.
There's a bit more information given on Ghost (Hannah John-Kamen) too, as she's also trying to gain access to the Quantum Realm it appears. We also see the first look at Laurence Fishburne as Bill Foster, leading to a fun exchange with Scott over the record height they've hit as Goliath. Whether or not Fishburne actually suits up remains to be seen, but the Ant-Man and the Wasp poster at least indicated that Janet will in some capacity. It doesn't necessarily answer what Ant-Man and Wasp were doing during Infinity War, but that may be a mystery Marvel's waiting for the actual movie to solve. Until then, this lively new trailer is exactly what Ant-Man and The Wasp needed to remind everyone why they should be excited to see it in a few months.
Source: Marvel Studios
- 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
- The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 05, 2019