The footage from Peyton Reed’s Ant Man & The Wasp was screened for San Diego Comic-Con attendees today.
It was a long journey bringing Ant Man on the big screen in 2015, when the original director, Edgar Wright, suddenly drop the project in 2014 after years of working on the story. Peyton Reed and Adam McKay entered as director and writer later that summer 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, Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) will team up with Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) as the Wasp – a character that Marvel fans have been looking forward to for a long time. After all, the original Wasp, Janet van Dyne 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 & The Wasp, and now the studio has given Comic-Con attendees their first glimpse at the Wasp in action. Marvel Studios revealed the first footage at San Diego Comic-Con 2017 this evening, and since the teaser hasn’t emerged online yet, we’ve compiled descriptions from the footage below for you.
According to Ben Kendrick, who was lucky to see the footage, the presentation started out with concept art from Ant Man and The Wasp and then proceeded to show Wasp flying up to a ledge and looking down, as well as an approximately two-foot tall Ant Man in action. Then, there were more artwork 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 the car, with Giant-Man peeking out of an alleyway at the end.
Unfortunately, the sequel’s newest cast members weren’t shown in the footage. However, we can looking for their appearance in the trailer. The remain question is the movie will be take place between the Infinity War or after it
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The cast for Ant Man & the Wasp continues growing with new comic characters Bill Foster, Ghost, and Sonny Burch added.
While Avengers Infinity War has just wrapped shooting, the rest of 2017 will be Marvel continuing to work on the rest of their slate. Along with Avengers 4, the sequel to Ant Man will begin shooting soon for a 2018 release. So far, we don’t know much about the story. Luckily, we’ve learned plenty about the expanding cast of the new film.
We’ve known that Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lily, and Michael Douglas will return along with Michael Pena and T.I. Recently, it’s confirmed that Hannah John-Kamen will be coming aboard, along with Walter Goggins. The film is also set to explore the original Wasp and introduce Bill Foster to the MCU.
During Marvel’s Hall H panel at San Diego Comic-Con, it was revealed that John-Kamen will be playing the villainous Ghost, while Laurence Fishburne has joined the film as Dr. Bill Foster, and Goggins will be Sonny Burch – the chairman of Cross Technologies. With Darren Cross lost in the Quantum Realm, Burch will likely be the new corporate villain of the film. As for the main big bad, Ghost will bring something new and spooky to the MCU.
Along with Burch, Ghost is mostly connected to Iron Man. Still, the thief and occasional anti-hero has certainly caused trouble for a number of heroes. As a brilliant inventor, Ghost has his suit allow user to become intangible and invisible. In the comics, Ghost has occasionally worked with the Thunderbolts as a reformed villain. Not only could the characters appearance in the MCU set up a Thunderbolts film, but Ghost could walk an interesting line in the film.
Finally, Dr. Bill Foster is best known as Goliath in the comics. We’ll be seeing a he as a retiredhero. He’ll likely also have a connection to Hank Pym and Janet van Dyn. Also joining the cast will also be Randal Park as SHIELD agent Jimmy Woo, which we learned about last week. With Ant Man & the Wasp filming soon, we should find out a lot more about the movie in the coming weeks.