When the audience is more excited about the trailer attached to a Marvel movie than the movie itself, there is a serious problem. Truth be told, Ant-Man and the Wasp is a disappointing sequel to 2015’s original Ant-Man in terms of sheer Box office numbers.
It took over a week for Ant-Man and Wasp to cross $100 million marks (Avengers: Infinity War clocked $1 Billion Box office sales in the same amount of time) and it would be difficult to even reach half a billion. The Rock’s Skyscraper and Hotel Transylvania 3 may soon catch up with Ant-Man and Wasp, such is the epic fall of an MCU film.
The entertainment writers have begun to argue that Marvel could afford to fail once but the real losers are the Ant-Man fans as there will most likely be no third movie now. Most of the MCU fans have already written off the movie and looking forward to Avengers 4.
Evangeline Lilly was asked about the connection between Ant-Man and Wasp and Avengers 4, here’s what she said:
“I can’t say really what are seeds about Avengers 4, or about a potential other Ant-Man movie, but I can say that things are definitely in a movie for a reason. I will say that. Whether it’s an actual Easter egg, or whether it’s a misdirect, and I’m very proud of you for sighting the art of misdirection because it was something that we definitely talked about a lot and became a fanatic in the movie.”
The director of the movie Peyton Reed gave a very cryptic answer when he was asked how ‘Quantum realm’ may help shape the future of MCU. He said:
“Yeah, there’s a lot of little-hidden things. I mean, definitely as you go through Hank Pym’s laboratory, on the practical set and then some of the stuff we added later digitally, there are a lot of weird, little Easter eggs and things. And then as we kind of go further down into the Quantum Realm in this movie, there definitely is some things to sort of look for. That was a challenge, the Quantum Realm, ’cause it really could be infinite. It could be anything. And figuring out how much of our story took place in the Quantum Realm and particularly like designing that last act that cross-cuts between the chase and the Quantum Realm. But there’s stuff to look for in there definitely.”
A large chunk of the movie dealt with the fall out of Civil War events on the life of Scott Lang who has been struggling to keep it together. It never made any reference to the cliffhanger ending of Avengers: Infinity War where Thanos had snapped his fingers leading to the elimination of half of all life in the galaxy, until the very end where it ties in directly to that scene.
Paul Rudd’s face lit up when he teased that post-credits of the movie contains amazing stuff as it connects it to Avengers 4, he said:
“People have asked me about [Ant-Man and The Wasp] and this, I don’t know if I’m supposed to say it but I’ll say it, it happens kind of concurrently. It’s very important because it doesn’t exist in a vacuum. You have to stay through the end because when you see this thing, through those post-credit scenes, there’s mind-blowing stuff that ties into Infinity War.”
Don’t leave theatres without watching post-credits!
The movie boasts of an amazing 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.
The movie is running successfully in theatres. The official movie synopsis can be read below:
“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”.