If there’s one thing I’ve said over and over about the MCU, it’s “that’ll never work.” Never was I proven wrong more than with Ant-Man. And now, a sequel is on the way and well into production. This week, we have some now set photos from Ant-Man and the Wasp showing the stars, Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly, as Scott Lang and Hope Van Dyne, suited up and ready to fight.
New set pics of Ant-Man and The Wasp. pic.twitter.com/JqoNbJytpa
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The new photos show both actors looking great in their outfits, and these new photos totally address some of my concerns from the initial shots, which made her suit look black and red. What we have here is looking a lot more colorful, and a nice contrast to Rudd’s metallic red suit.
The film has Rudd stepping back into the shoes of former thief Scott Lang. The original Ant-Man had him suiting up on a temporary basis to help out Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), but synopsis from Marvel makes it sound like he’s trying to leave the #shrunklife behind at the beginning of Ant-Man and the Wasp:
Lang (Rudd) 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 (Lilly) and Dr. Hank Pym (Douglas) 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 their past.
Also joining the cast this time around is Michelle Pfeiffer as Janet Van Dyne, the original Wasp and mother of Lilly’s Hope Van Dyne. Pym’s refusal to put the suit back on stemmed from him losing her before the events of the first film, and it sounds like this time around Lang and Van Dyne will be going sub-atomic in an attempt to save her from the quantum zone Lang visited in the first one.
Ant Man and the Wasp is set to hit theaters on July 6, just over two months after Avengers: Infinity War on April 25.