Ant-Man and Wasp is not the biggest MCU blockbuster but it was a decent sequel to 2015’s Ant-Man. The story is set in the aftermath of Civil War when Scott Lang aka Ant-Man was captured by the government. Later, Cap came for him but he chose not to become a fugitive, instead, he accepted the plea deal offered by the government. He will remain under house arrest as part of the deal, that’s why he was not available during the Infinity War.
But he broke his plea deal as Hank Pym sent Lang to rescue his long-lost wife Janet Van Dyne from the Quantum realm where is stuck for years. Pym defined Quantum Realm as a place where all concepts of time and space become irrelevant. But Feige corrected him and explained how it works:
“Ultimately you wanna have an emotional reunion with Michael Douglas, an emotional reunion with Evangeline Lily and our first instinct had always been specifically now Michelle Pfeiffer from that first movie. It felt like it should be somebody who’s the right age. As opposed to Michael Douglas with somebody who has not aged. Or Evangeline Lilly connecting with somebody who’s not aged. That just adds another layer of sort of sci-fi weirdness.”
The director Peyton Reed said that there still could be so many things fans have missed, which were hinted or dropped as easter-eggs:
“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.”
In the Ant-Man and the Wasp, there is a cameo by Stan Lee as usual. It is based in San Francisco Bay area where Team Pym is trying to outrun Black market dealer Sonny Burch and Ghost. An elderly motorist was approaching his car hit by shrinking disc fired by Wasp. And that guy was Stan Lee. He said: “The ’60s were great, but now I’m paying for it.” But there was another secret cameo we didn’t notice.
Recently, Evangeline Lilly aka Wasp appeared at Fan Fest to promote her illustrated book series titled “The Squickerwonkers”. Rodrigo Bastos Didier, the illustrator joined her at the convention and disclosed something we had no idea. He claimed that he had a cameo in one of the scenes of Ant-Man and Wasp.
“You know, I have a secret to tell you,” Didier said. “Ant-Man and the Wasp, if you see when Hope van Dyne enters the restaurant and talks to Sonny Burch, you remember that part? I’m the waiter at the restaurant.”
Lilly responded to this by saying that he wasn’t allowed to talk like the rest of us as he’s part of the MCU.
“So he can’t say anything either, otherwise Marvel will come for him, too,” she said with a grin on her face.
The movie has an incredibly talented 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 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”.