With all the hype surrounding the debut of “Avengers: Infinity War” in theaters, you might have forgotten about Marvel’s pocket-sized hero Ant-Man. The superhero has a follow-up sequel set to release this June, and the studio released a new trailer to get fans excited about the film’s weekend debut.
This is the second-trailer released for “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” which is set to hit theaters on June 6th. The sequel stars 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,” and the popular character has appeared in a few Marvel installments since that film’s debut back in 2015. The first film in the franchise also starred Paul Rudd and was directed by Peyton Reed, who returned to direct the sequel for Marvel. “Ant-Man” opened at number-one at the domestic box-office in 2015, 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 new film’s story will be a prequel to “Avengers: Infinity War,” so the events that happened in that installment won’t be a factor. The last time we saw Ant-Man was in “Captain America: Civil War,” and the new film’s story will pick-up after those events. 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 Angel,” “Mama Mia 2,” “Mission: Impossible 6,” and “Teen Titans Go! to the Movies” also currently scheduled to open in theaters that month.