Ant-Man and the Wasp is just around the corner and the levels of excitement are going up as all the Marvel fans are anxious to know where has Ant-Man been all this while and how Wasp will fare in her first daring mission. Although, the first Marvel female superhero movie will be Captain Marvel but this is the first time a female superhero is part of the movie title.
Evangeline Lilly aka Wasp is pretty psyched about playing a female superhero and she has been touring, attending events to promote the movie at different forums. Here’s what she said:
“When I heard about Infinity War and the direction that they’re heading, I did have this moment of realizing, oh, wow, there’s a bit of a déjà vu for me with the Lost franchise. We are hitting that Lost Season 4 space where everything’s about to shift, and you’re about to lose the solid ground underneath you. And Ant-Man and the Wasp, of course, will play a part in that. Those characters are experts in the quantum realm. In Ant-Man and the Wasp, they are trying everything in their power to safely enter the Quantum Realm and return back from it because they have evidence from the first film that Scott Lang was able to do that. If he can do it, why can’t we? If we do succeed in Ant-Man and the Wasp, then that does open a whole entire new multi-verse to enter into and play around in. I’m not the story creator, so I can’t tell you what they’re going to do with that. But I definitely see the potential there.”
The movie is set in the aftermath of Civil War where Scott Lang is really struggling to maintain a balance between his personal life and newfound superhero persona. We know that he accepted a plea deal offered by the government for the house arrest but a new, urgent mission will come calling which will turn his normal life upside down.
Most of the details have been kept under wraps by the Marvel but we know that plot will revolve around Quantum realm, a place where time and space doesn’t matter. Both Ant-Man and Wasp will travel into the Quantum realm to rescue Hank Pym’s wife Janet Van Dyne who has been stuck there for decades. But in doing so they will unleash a new kind of terror causing unintended consequences.
Marvel has given a lot of great villains in their movies such as Loki, Hela, Killmonger, Thanos (ofcose). In Ant-Man 2, the villain is going to be Ghost who is expected to join the coveted list of bad guys. Another guy namely Bill Foster aka Goliath to be played by Lawrence Fishburne suspected to be the architect of Ghost and actually calling the shots. Well, Evangeline Lilly took to Instagram and accidently revealed it to be true. She said:
“For those of you who are confused – we had to win the senate before we could tackle the house. We DID win the senate and that was INCREDIBLE, now let’s do it all over again. That was Goliath, now we’re facing Thanos. Don’t let them censor and throttle us. Let’s get loud. Let’s win again.”
If this wasn’t enough, the actor Lawrence Fishburne confirmed it on the red carpet of the world premiere of the movie. He said:
“I have this sort of surrogate daughter, this character called Ghost played by Hannah John-Kamen who’s incredible, and we sort of have a father-daughter thing going on too,”
This makes sense as Bill Foster has an old score to settle with Hank Pym and through Ghost, he may be trying to steal Pym technology.
The movie has an incredible cast including Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/ Ant-Man, Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne/ Wasp, Michael Douglas as Hank Pym, Michelle Pfieffer as Janet Van Dyne, Lawrence Fishburne as Dr. Bill Foster, Judy Greer as Maggie (Scott’s former wife), Michael Pena as Luis, Abby Ryder Fortson as Cassie (Scott’s daughter), Walton Goggins as Sonny Burch, Hannah John-Kammen as Ghost, Randall Park as Jimmy Woo.
It will hit theatres on July 6, 2018. The official movie synopsis reads:
“Scott Lang is grappling with the consequences of his choices as both a superhero and a father. Approached by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym, Lang must once again don the Ant-Man suit and fight alongside the Wasp. The urgent mission soon leads to secret revelations from the past as the dynamic duo finds itself in an epic battle against a powerful new enemy”.