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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

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

Marvel Announces Ant-Man 2!!! New MCU Phase 3 Schedule!!!

Paul Rudd, Scott Lang, Ant-Man

The already-bulging Phase 3 got a little bit bigger today as Marvel announced that Scott Lang and Hope Van Dyne will be returning in 2018’s Ant-Man & the Wasp.  Far from being the disaster fans were fearing it would be, Ant-Man was a fun, comedy/heist film and it will be great to see Evangeline Lilly don The Wasp costume.  As it did earlier this year when it shuffled everything around to accommodate the solo Spider-Man movie, Phase 3 has been bumped around with Black Panther moving forward and Captain Marvel moving back to 2019.

Avengers Infinity War

Kevin Feige has recently been quoted as saying that the classic Avengers’ story comes to a conclusion post-Infinity War, but the MCU marches on.  I take that to mean we’ll see Cap, Iron Man, Hulk, Hawkeye, and Black Widow retired for awhile and newer characters like Black Panther, Vision, Scarlet Witch, Spider-Man, and others take the lead for awhile (though we all know the old reliables will return recast eventually).  Marvel also announced three untitled movies for 2020, proving that the soon-to-be most prolific franchise in moviedom is not slowing down any time soon.  Here is the revised MCU release schedule (now up to 12 FILMS):

2016
May 6th – Captain America: Civil War
November 4th – Doctor Strange

2017
May 5th – Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2
July 28th – Spider-Man
November 3rd – Thor: Ragnarok

2018
February 16th – Black Panther
May 4th – Avengers: Infinity War Part 1
July 6th – Ant-Man & the Wasp

2019
March 8th – Captain Marvel
May 3rd – Avengers: Infinity War Part 2
July 12th – The Inhumans
END OF PHASE THREE; BEGINNING OF PHASE FOUR

2020
May 1 – Untitled Release
July 10th – Untitled Release
November 6th – Untitled Release
Marvel Phase 3