With Avengers: Infinity War we get the larger the larger than life that is Thanos, but with Ant-Man and The Wasp, smaller is better as Marvel’s follow up to Ant-Man gets a new trailer.
Marvel Studios released a new Ant-Man and the Wasp trailer as Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) team up to search for Janet Van Dyne, who is still alive in the Quantum Realm.
Ant-Man and the Wasp will open in theaters in July, after Avengers: Infinity War, but will take place before the events of Avengers: Infinity War and in many ways it makes a lot of sense. With all the scope and seriousness that Infinity War brings with it, Ant-Man and the Wasp will no doubt be comedic in tone, kinda of like the desert portion of the meal.
The newest trailer for Ant-Man and the Wasp was good, it made me laugh in a couple of places, say wow in one or two spots and shake my head with wonder for one shot.
I get that Ant-Man and the Wasp will lean more towards the comedy side than an outright action movie and I have no issues with that. The one exception I did have with this latest trailer was the one quick shot of an ant playing the drums. I realize it was meant to be funny, but I actually found it on the stupid side to be brutally honest.
Now I say that seeing it in the context of the trailer. In the movie itself there could easily be one or two smaller set up jokes before we see the ant playing the drums that will make the scene funny, but for now I’m not impressed and will wait for the movie.
For the record I loved the first Ant-Man movie and I’m actually excited to see Ant-Man and the Wasp when it hits theaters in July.
Cast: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Peña, Walton Goggins, Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, Tip “T.I.” Harris, David Dastmalchian, Abby Ryder-Fortson, Randall Park, with Michelle Pfeiffer, Laurence Fishburne, Michael Douglas
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.