Marvel Studios brought one of the original comic book Avengers to life in 2015 with Ant-Man. A movie that went through small hurdles such as losing Edgar Wright as a director and moving Peyton Reed into the director’s chair, Marvel’s small-time heist film with big stakes paid off as Paul Rudd used his comedic chops and wit and, along with an amazing cast, delivered a solid entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
This July, we reunite with our big-hearted thief.
As Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) balances being both a superhero and a father, Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) and Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) present an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside The Wasp to uncover secrets from their past.
While this film debuts a couple of months after Avengers: Infinity War, this first teaser shows Scott, dealing with the consequences of Captain America: Civil War. Hope won’t say if she would have sided with Cap and Scott in the conflict, but Scott wouldn’t have been caught if she had. Since that wasn’t the case and he did get caught, Scott, his family, Hope, and Hank all feel the effects. From the FBI at his home to having Hope and Hank go on the run, Scott’s decision affects a lot of people around him. Hope and Hank don’t have much issue moving around, thanks to the Pym technology. Pym tech has also helped upgrade Wasp’s gear to include wings…and blasters! How come Scott didn’t get those?!
The teaser suggests that while it will retain some of the humor (giant Pez dispensers!) from the first Ant-Man, it will have a darker tone as the trio (and Luis!) tries to evade federal law enforcement and who knows what else. It also shows that audiences shouldn’t get confused: The Wasp is not a sidekick, she’s a partner.
Ant-man And The Wasp flits into theaters July 6.