Paul Rudd in Ant-Man and the Wasp

Ant-Man and the Wasp Trailer #2 (2018) *Real Heroes Not Actual Size*

One person MIA in Avengers: Infinity War was Ant-Man.  Something the film’s cast addressed this week.

The answer to the path Scott Lang’s been on since we last saw him in 2015’s Ant-Man will presumably be answered in July’s issue #20 of the MCU: Ant-Man and the Wasp.  The new film will also introduce the Wasp (one of the founding Avengers in the comics) to the MCU.  The villain will be the Ghost, which is an extremely cool choice for a great character that has never gotten mainstream attention.  The film will also add Michelle Pfieffer to the cast as the original Wasp and Laurance Fishburne as Dr. Bill Foster, the original Giant-Man.  After the intensity of Infinity War, we could use an infusion of fun, and the trailer looks like they’ve clearly been taking the time to think up all the possibilities inherent in Ant-Man’s size-altering powers.  Ant-Man and the Wasp will open July 6, 2018.

Ant-Man and the Wasp Poster

18 thoughts on “Ant-Man and the Wasp Trailer #2 (2018) *Real Heroes Not Actual Size*”

  1. Vulture, Killmonger, Thanos, and now it looks like the Ghost will be extremely cool. I don’t think the MCU has a “villain problem” anymore. But there is, apparently, a giant ant playing the drums. Groovy.

    This trailer has me suddenly excited.

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    1. Given how much you hated the first one, if it did that, it’s doing its job. I think this is going to be exponentially better than the first film and a big help will be a better villain with Ghost.

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      1. How could I forget Ego? Ego was so chatrismatic. And so out of touch with basic humanity that he did not understand how Peter might be upset about what he did to Peter’s Mom. Ego single-handedly drove and elevated a sequel that, in hindsight, was not the original.

        Ghost is going to be a woman in the new Ant-Man. I have no problem with that, because I have no attachment to the character on the page, other than finding him cool. And he is quite obscure, as these things go. I just don’t get why you go to the trouble of taking a character who started as an enemy of Iron Man, introducing him through an Ant-Man movie, and forcing him into a new gender. There are less circuitous ways of achieving the noble aim of being less sexist.

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      2. It’s a character that doesn’t have an established history so much as a defined costume and power-set which they seem to be keeping, so I see no reason why it can’t be a woman. Besides, just like the MCU needs more heroines, it needs more villainesses.

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      3. But if it doesn’t matter that the character is now a woman, why make the character a woman? Also I am worried they will make too big a deal out of it and ruin a character who ought to maintain a certain mystique. If they avoid the pitfalls, I am all for this, it’s just that I am used to Hollywood aiming directly for pitfalls.

        It’s not Hollywood, though. It’s the MCU. So I will chose to be hopeful. The trailer really is all kinds of awesome.

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      4. One thing that’s amazing about the MCU is that while you can quibble here and there, the casting has always been spot on. With the exception of the Iron Man 3 debacle, which they tried to fix as best they could when they didn’t have to, the MCU has almost never let me down. I have, at this point, by a factor of 10 more confidence in it than I do Star Wars.

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      5. If IM3 had not taken a detour with the Trevor Slattery twist, would you have hated it so much? I thought Kingsley gave a haunting, terrifying CBM performance for the ages up to that point. I feel as though if the movie had followed though on what it promised, it might be considered one of the best MCU’s today, instead of the opposite. But I could be way off, because I have only seen the movie once, back when it was in theaters.

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      6. IF Kingsley had been the Mandarin and they’d stayed on that track instead of botching adapting Extremis, and the movie had some relevance to the MCU as a whole (which it does not other than to show Tony’s beginning erratic behavior) then I might feel very different about it, but that would require an entire second and third act rewrite. Still think a whole movie with Tony and Harley in Tennessee would have been better than what we got.

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