‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ answers where Ant-Man was during ‘Avengers: Infinity War.’

Where was Tic-Tac?

Marvel’s next entry into their Cinematic Universe seeks to answer that question as we find out where the smallest Avenger and his partner (Hope Van Dyne is way beyond a sidekick) were while the rest of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes fought intergalactic titan, Thanos.

Set between the events of Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War, Scott Lang/Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), now under house arrest after the events of Civil War, tries to balance his home life as a father with his responsibilities as Ant-Man. When Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) and Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) present him with a new mission to bring to light secrets from their past, Lang teams up with Van Dyne as the new Wasp.

After the mention in the post-credits scene to 2015’s surprise hit, Ant-Man, Lilly’s character, Hope, finally suits up and joins the fight with Lang’s Ant-Man. She proves that she’s anything but a sidekick out in the field. The two team up against new villain, Ghost, played by newcomer Hannah John-Kamen. Ghost steals Pym technology to gain the ability to phase through objects. With this special effects and the shrinking tech, you can tell where a lot of the budget went for this film.

As mentioned in the trailer, we’ll explore more of the Quantum Realm and its connection to Pym’s past when he opens this dimension. If you remember, Hank’s wife and the original Wasp, Janet, was lost years ago in the Quantum Realm. Janet will be portrayed by Michelle Pfeiffer. How big of a part she will play remains to be seen, but I can’t wait to see it done. After being pleasantly surprised by the comedic heist film that Ant-Man was, I believe this film will expand on the formula that was started and giving audience a nice breather after the emotional stress of Infinity War.

One important question: How will the devastating events of Infinity War affect Ant-Man and bring him and his partner into the fight? (I’m not spoiling anything here!)

Ant-Man and The Wasp comes to theaters July 6, 2018.

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