Disneyland Park in Anaheim, CA, is offering park-goers an exclusive early look at Peyton Reed's Ant-Man & the Wasp starting next month. Ant-Man & The Wasp, of course, it the hotly anticipated sequel to the 2015 summer blockbuster, Ant-Man, which brought Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and his tiny alter-ego to the big screen for the first time. Fans didn't have to wait long to see Ant-Man again, though, as Rudd reprised his role (and transformed into Giant Man) in Anthony and Joe Russo's Captain America: Civil War in 2016.
As teased during one of the end credits scenes in Ant-Man, Earth's tiniest superhero will be joined by Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) as The Wasp in the upcoming sequel. Plus, in an even more exciting development, Michelle Pfeiffer has joined the cast to play Hope's mother and Dr. Hank Pym's (Michael Douglas) wife, Janet van Dyne – who paired with her husband as the original Ant-Man and The Wasp before she went subatomic in the Quantum Realm years earlier.
Now, a few weeks following the debut of Ant-Man and the Wasp's thrilling second trailer, the Disney Parks Blog has announced that those who visiting the Disneyland theme park starting June 8 will get an exclusive, advanced look at scenes from the film in the theme park's Tomorrowland Theater, as is customary for the park to do whenever a new blockbuster Disney movie releases. And, while the film opens in theaters July 6, the special attraction runs though July 15.
Disney didn't provide any additional details as to what the scenes will entail, but given that its an exclusive opportunity available only to Disneyland attendees, it's a pretty safe guess that what fans will see will be much more than what they got with the film's first two trailers. True, the trailers had ample footage of Ant-Man and The Wasp's new nemesis, Ghost (Hannah John-Kamen), and Dr. Bill Foster's (Laurence Fishburne) reveal about being Goliath, but since that revelation didn't come until the end of the second trailer, fans didn't get a glimpse at Foster's giant alter-ego.
With any luck, Disney will reward fans who attend the screenings featuring those special scenes a look at Goliath, as well as Janet van Dyne and her involvement in the film's narrative. The sneak look at scenes from the film should also give a good indication of what sort of tone Ant-Man & The Wasp will take on, since Ant-Man under the direction of Peyton Reed broke the Marvel mold in a sense and went with a heist movie vibe.
Given the trailers revealed that audiences will find Hank and Hope on the run in the film following Scott's bust in Captain America: Civil War, and since Ant-Man & The Wasp will feature the return of Scott's crew Luis (Michael Pena), Dave (T.I.) and Kurt (David Dastmalchian), it's looking pretty likely that fans will get the same sort of lighter, entertaining approach as the original film, far from the dark turn the Marvel Cinematic Universe took in Infinity War.
Source: Disney Parks Blog
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