Audiences last saw Ant-Man in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War where he was captured and imprisoned, only to be broken out of prison at the end of the Marvel film. Being an international outlaw is something that Ant-Man is going have to deal with in the upcoming Ant-Man and the Wasp, which sees the debut of Hope van Dyne’s the Wasp.
Speaking with Empire, director Peyton Reed discussed how the events of Civil War will impact the film along with the motivations each character has when entering the story:
“The events of Captain America: Civil War gave us something clear, which is: what was Hank Pym and Hope Van Dyne’s reaction to Scott having taken this technology out into the world in Civil War? We had a lot of fun playing around with that. And we play with size and scale a lot. I love the idea of Giant-Man.”
Wasp/Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly)
“This is really her coming out party as a hero. Her power set is fantastic. She and Scott both shrink, but theres the flying, and the fighting style of The Wasp is different from Ant-Man’s.”
Hank Pym (Michael Douglas)
“The events of Civil War, and how Scott reacted to that, have thrown a big wrench into the works. But his curiosity has been reawakened about the Quantum Realm and whether Janet’s still alive down there.”
Janet van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer)
“She’s a very important character. It’s fair to say if someone were to have spent thirty-something years in the Quantum Realm and survived, it would have an effect. What did she eat? All she eats is cereal called Quantum Krispies.”
It’s evident from Reed’s words that the film will continue to have the same humor the first had, along with higher stakes and set pieces.
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Directed by Peyton Reed, the film stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Pena, Bobby Cannavale, T.I., Laurence Fishburne, Randall Park, Walton Goggins, Michael Douglas and Michelle Pfeiffer.
Ant-Man and the Wasp hits theatres on July 6, 2018.