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.
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.
Disney and Marvel have released the details of special features the Ant-Man Blu Ray which will be hitting stores on December 8th (available digitally November 17th). No Marvel One-Shot again, which is a disappointment. Those little one-shots were getting to be worth the price of the blu ray alone. The last one pretty much swayed my opinion on Iron Man 3 from “waste” to “ok”. Ant-Man was a nice surprise, given the turmoil in its production and it’ll be fun to see how they did the size-changing chaos that made the film another unique entry in the MCU. Details on the disc features below from comingsoon.net.
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Now that we’re 12 films into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we’ve got such a large character base that literally anyone can pop up in anyone’s film. The film universe has that connected feeling that Marvel Comics do. The latest entry, Ant-Man, got a surprise cameo from Anthony Mackie (who just owns Falcon) when Scott had to break into the Avengers’ new digs. Not only is it a great fight, but it’s pretty hysterical and will have repercussions for Captain America: Civil War. This film was so much fun.
Let’s be honest: we’ve been worried about Ant-Man. It isn’t enough that the hero is difficult (borderline silly) to seriously segue into the already-crowded Marvel Cinematic Universe. Ant-Man had a tortured near-deacade long journey to the big screen, a directorial change at the last minute, serious rewrites and cast a comedian with no action movies in his resume in its lead role. Let me allay your fears: Ant-Man is good. It’s a fun, funny heist movie that deftly brings Ant-Man into the MCU in a big way. Marvel’s made another smart, unique film that ends its second phase on a light note before the looming specter of Captain America: Civil War and Phase 3. Continue reading Movie Review: Ant-Man (2015) *Phase 2 Closes on a High Note!*