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Published On: Sat, May 5th, 2018

‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ preview: trailer, poster, new story details

Following Avengers: Infinity War, fans are trying to figure out how Ant-Man and the Wasp will tie-in to the overall Marvel Cinematic Universe. So get caught up with the recent trailers, a new poster and some juicy details revealed below.

Ant-Man director Peyton Reed returns to the sequel, and spoke to EW, explaining that the story finds Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) searching for her mother Janet (Michelle Pfeiffer), who was lost in the Quantum Realm decades ago. All of this was detailed in the first movie, explained by the original Ant-Man, aka Hank Pym, played by Michael Douglas.

At the end of Ant-Man, Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang entered and returned from the Quantum Realm, so Lilly says the follow-up is mainly focused on getting back inside and trying to find Janet alive.

“Scott entered the Quantum Realm in the first film and came back, which is something they thought was impossible. The question has arisen, ‘Can Janet come back?’ So the entire film, my character is hell-bent on finding a way to get into the Quantum Realm and bring her back.”

No superhero film is complete without a villain and this movie also Ghost as its main villain.

In the comics, the character is male, but for the Marvel Studios film Reed opted to gender swap and cast Hannah John-Kamen, who was recently seen in Ready Player One.

Reed explained that decision to EW and teased some of her powers: “The Ghost character could be male, female, anything, so it just seemed more interesting to us [to cast a woman. Ghost’s primary power is the ability to ‘phase,’ which allows Ghost to move through solid matter. She has all sorts of strange versions of that phasing power — it proves quite difficult for Ant-Man and Wasp to deal with.”

On the new poster, the ensemble includes John-Kamen as the Ghost, Pfeiffer as Janet van Dyne and other key actors, including Laurence Fishburne, Walton Goggins. Check it out at the bottom.

Ant-Man and the Wasp will also set up the planned third film (Marvel always works in trilogies and we had this leak), likely around Fishburne as Dr. Bill Foster. In the comic books, Fishburne’s Foster acquires the ability to grow into a giant-sized baddie named Goliath. Now the new footage links Foster to Hank Pym, but there’s more there to unravel.

Goggins plays a weapons dealer/manufacturer named Sonny Burch. Burch is the new head of Cross Industries and like Yellowjacket before him, definitely appears as if he has his sights set on Hank Pym’s technology.

Now the action of the new film actually takes place BEFORE Infinity War, but audiences should expect a tie-in, particularly to that dramatic ending. There was one quick line about Scott Lang’s “house arrest” after Civil War to excuse away his absence.

The new film was written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, Rudd, Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari and also stars Michael Peña, Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, Tip “T.I.” Harris, David Dastmalchian, Abby Ryder-Fortson, and Randall Park.

Ant-Man and the Wasp opens in theaters on July 6th.

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Here’s the official synopsis for Ant-Man and the Wasp:

From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes “Ant Man and the Wasp,” a new chapter featuring heroes with the astonishing ability to shrink. In the aftermath of “Captain America: Civil War,” Scott Lang grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside the Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from the past.

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