It has been a busy week for the Marvel social-media team, last night the studio held the red-carpet premiere for “Black Panther,” and today the studio released a first-look trailer for “Ant-Man and the Wasp”. The last time we checked-in with the follow-up sequel was when Marvel teased the costumes for the titular duo (shown above), but now you can finally see them in action.
The film will feature Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly, taking on the roles of Scott Lang/Ant-Man and Hope van Dyne/Wasp respectively. “Ant-Man and the Wasp” is the sequel to the 2015 hit “Ant Man,” although the character has appeared in a few Marvel installments since his 2015 debut. The first film in the franchise also featured Paul Rudd and was directed by Peyton Reed, who is returning to direct the sequel for Marvel. “Ant-Man” opened at number-one at the domestic box-office, making over $57M during its summer debut weekend. The film then went on to make over $180M domestically, and over $519M worldwide in theaters for Marvel.
The last time we saw Ant-Man was in “Captain America: Civil War,” and the new film’s story will pick-up after the events of that Marvel installment. The story will have Ant-Man and the Wasp teaming up, taking on a new danger to their families and friends. Starring alongside Rudd and Lilly are Michael Pena, Walton Goggins, Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, Tip “T.I.” Harris, David Dastmalchian, Hannah John Kamen, Abby Ryder-Forston, and Randall Park. The film will also feature Michelle Pfeiffer, Laurence Fishburne, and Michael Douglas.
The film is being produced by Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Stephen Broussard, Charles Newirth, and Stan Lee. The screenplay for the film was written by Chris McKenna and Eric Sommers, along with Paul Rudd, Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari.
If you need to set a reminder, “Ant-Man and the Wasp” will hit theaters on July 6, 2018. The film will have a lot of competition in theaters, with the next “Purge” installment, “Hotel Transylvania 3,” the horror-thriller “The Nun,” “Alita: Battle Angelm,” and “Mama Mia 2,” “Mission: Impossible 6,” and “Teen Titans Go! to the Movies” also currently scheduled to open in theaters that month.
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