Evangeline Lilly and Paul Rudd in Ant-Man and the Wasp

Ant-Man and the Wasp Trailer #1 (2018) *Real Heroes: Not Actual Size*

With Black Panther, MCU issue #18, almost upon us, and Avengers: Infinity War, MCU issue #19, ready to dominate the summer in May, today Marvel released the first official trailer for issue #20: Ant-Man and the Wasp.  Some people consider Ant-Man the slightest of the MCU movies, but I really loved it and it set a good foundation that this trailer is clearly building on by bringing in one of the best female characters in the Marvel Universe in The Wasp.  Also joining the cast this time are Walter Goggins, Michelle Pfieffer (as the original Wasp), and Laurence Fishburne.  It looks like the villain will be The Ghost, which is a fantastic character that I’m looking forward to seeing how they utilize on screen.

The film will clearly deal with Ant-Man’s fallout from his choices in Civil War, and the telegraphed storyline from the first film that the original Wasp may still be alive and trapped in a subatomic universe.  It’s funny, it builds on the original, and I’m looking forward to seeing Scott Lang, Hank Pym, and the rest of this corner of the MCU in July.

Evangeline Lilly in Ant-Man and the Wasp

5 thoughts on “Ant-Man and the Wasp Trailer #1 (2018) *Real Heroes: Not Actual Size*”

  1. And after eighteen films, a female superhero headlines one. Granted not on her own.

    This looks to be an order of magnitude better than the first one. Not that I actively disliked the first one… it’s a hard film to actually dislike… I just found it kind of eh. The new one looks anything but. After TLJ I won’t ever trust a marketing campaign or a hype machine ever again (I’m looking at you, Black Panther) and I think that is going to work out fine, because 99% of the time I know exactly what movies I want to see (for example, Black Panther) before I get pummeled by the PR. But taken as its own mini movie, this trailer looks awesome indeed, and I hope it reflects the actual film, because I will be there.

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    1. It does look exponentially better and the first film isn’t the best MCU, but it’s unique and fun. This looks like it’s going up a level. Both films inbetween Infinity Wars will introduce major female heroes in The Wasp and Captain Marvel, and geez it is about time. It’ll be so interesting to see where the MCU goes after the Homecoming and Guardians Vol. 3 beginning to Phase 4. I know they’re not rushing in the X-Men, but I would be surprised if their “10 Year Plan” didn’t include phasing in the Fantastic Four sphere of characters. All that being said, give Widow her movie.

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      1. I’m all for Captain Marvel. But you’d think they would prioritize the lady who has been there from the beginning, and will proboby be bowing out sooner rather than later. What do they object to? The coolness of the character? The gorgeousness and charisma of the actress? It’s a bit perplexing.


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