The Ant-Man sequel, Ant-Man and The Wasp, is currently filming. While the first movie only featured Ant-Man, actress Evangeline Lilly is stepping into the mask and wings that once belonged to her mother. Here’s our first look at the costume:
— Evangeline Lilly (@EvangelineLilly) August 28, 2017
What immediately stands out is just how different it is from the one we saw at the end of Ant-Man:
It has sleeves now! That’s great. And it looks like it could take a bullet. But what happened to the colors? The yellow-gold-red look of the original was striking and memorable. The suit we’re seeing in these images looks more like something out of the original X-Men movies where the philosophy was “what if everyone just dressed like a motorcycle gang?”
It’s pretty disappointing to see the look of the outfit backslide. And even though it looks more durable, they still just had to keep the boob armor.
Best summer picnic ever?
Ant-Man and The Wasp has Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly returning as Scott Lang and Hope Van Dyne. Also joining the cast, though, is Michelle Pfieffer as Janet Van Dyne, the original Wasp and Hope’s mother. The 2015 movie told us that Janet was lost during a mission when she decided to shrink down to a subatomic size to stop a missile, leaving Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) a grumpy old man. With Pfieffer on the cast, it seems like the story might revolve at least partly around Scott and Hope rescuing Janet from the “quantum realm” she was trapped in. If we’re lucky, Doctor Strange could even appear here – the quantum realm of Ant-Man has been confirmed as being connected to the one Steven Strange’s adventures.
I’m not usually a fan of ants and wasps in the middle of summer, but I’ll make an exception when Ant-Man and The Wasp hits theaters on July 6, 2018.