More plot details come into the fold for Ant-Man and the Wasp as filming continues to be underway in Atlanta, Georgia. ComicBookMovie revealed a barrage of set videos, footage and details from the set of the upcoming Marvel that gives some scope into an extensive action sequence that is currently being filmed involving the possible return of Giant-Man.
The source goes into detail of a scene involving a flatbed truck that is being commandeered by a driver in an all black suit who could be a stand-in for a completely CGI character or perhaps something else:
“So flatbed truck rolls down the street and stops and you’ll notice that there’s no one in the actual truck. It’s being driven by a man in the back, disguised as a seat (who must feel very silly). Which, of course, means someone or something will be added in post. Maybe it’s just a normal character who they’ll shoot on green screen, and he wasn’t there just for security purposes. Or maybe it’s a weird CGI man. Or something else. The possibilities are endless.”
Although director Peyton Reed and the main cast weren’t on set for the shoot, as you can see in the footage below it appears to be a large VFX unit filming a scene that involves something large stepping off of the bed of the flatbed, causing it to lift up. The source delves deeper that this scene may indeed involve the inclusion of Giant-Man:
“And you’ll also notice that it raises up slightly after stopping and the man with the megaphone was telling the extras, “Look at it! What is it? It’s 25 feet tall!” So my guess here is that someone is driving down the street with a massive CGI thing, (maybe using Giant Man tech?) and that thing steps off the bed of the truck, which makes it lift up.”
You can check out the footage below:
Plot details are currently under wraps, though it is possible that the sequel could further explore Hank Pym’s past and the devastating loss of his wife Janet after her disappearance in the quantum realm. After Scott Lang returned from the quantum realm in 2015’s Ant-Man, Pym was left wondering whether or not it was possible that Janet could have survived as well.
Directed by Peyton Reed, Ant-Man and the Wasp stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne, Michael Douglas as Hank Pym, Michael Peña as Luis, David Dastmalchian as Kurt, Judy Greer as Maggie, Randall Park as Agent Jimmy Woo, Laurence Fishburne as Dr. Bill Foster, Walton Goggins as Sonny Burch, Hannah John-Kamen as the Ghost, and Michelle Pfeiffer as Janet van Dyne.
Ant-Man and the Wasp will be released in theatres on July 6, 2018.
10 Sub-Genres We Want To See In Superhero Films
Superhero films have existed since the 1920s (if you count Zorro) and have always been a part of our public lexicon. However, recently, superhero films have had an exponential uptick in production, thanks to CGI and film budgets finally being able to accurately keep up with our imagination. Currently, the superhero film is the mainstream blockbuster. Ever since Iron Man hit theaters way back in 2008, the amount of modern-day superhero films has continued to grow. Sure, there were superhero films before that, from Superman in 1978 and Batman in 1989, as well as Blade in the late 90s to X-Men in the early 2000s, and Sam Rami’s Spider-Man trilogy. But now, superhero films are the dominant form of pop culture entertainment. This year alone, there are 7 superhero movies hitting theaters. It’s a good time to be a geek! Many of our favorite characters growing up are now getting their due on the big screen.
As we are now knee-deep in the age of the superhero film, these projects also have the potential to oversaturate the market. There’s always talk of “superhero fatigue” and some even predicting that superhero films will go the way of the Western by showing the same thing over and over again. After all, there are only so many ways heroes can face off against a villain to stop a “sky beam” before things get stale.
Luckily for us, the superhero genre has ways of reinventing itself by introducing new sub-genres in these films. Captain America: The Winter Soldier gave us a political thriller wrapped in a superhero movie. Ant-Man gave us a heist film disguised as a superhero movie. Doctor Strange gave us a film of sorcery. Guardians of the Galaxy gave us a space-opera. Man of Steel gave us a darker edge of heroics and the calamity that they can cause (which Captain America: Civil War also did). Of course, Logan knocked it out of the park by giving us a superhero Western. The Batman is promising to be a noir film while The New Mutants and Sony’s Venom are expected to be full-on horror films.
So, there are obviously a lot of places that the superhero genre can continue to evolve and grow upon. Here are a few sub-genres that could exist in future superhero films. Click Next to take a look….