At 16 films strong, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is now so vast and complex that there’s always one or two projects incubating in development simultaneously.
Case in point: Avengers: Infinity War and Peyton Reed’s Ant-Man and the Wasp. Last month, the two 2018 tentpoles were both shooting scenes in the city of Atlanta – the undisputed hub of the MCU – before the former wrapped principal photography just prior to San Diego Comic-Con and co-directors Joe and Anthony Russo switched gears in favor of the so-far untitled Avengers 4.
For Peyton Reed and his diminutive sequel, though, it’s still business as usual, and following up on Saturday’s deluge of set photos, Reddit (via CBM) has unearthed the latest pic that sheds light on Scott Lang’s new occupation. And no prizes for spotting the cute Marvel Easter egg within, as the eagle-eyed folks over at Reddit have already put two and two together to confirm that the “X-Con Security Consultants” branding is actually a nod to the original Ant-Man comics.
With little under a year to go until release, it’s still early, early days for Ant-Man and the Wasp. The film’s official synopsis (see below) points to an “urgent mission” involving Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) and Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), while it’s already been confirmed that Laurence Fishburne, Tomb Raider‘s Walton Goggins, and Hannah John-Kamen (Ghost, potentially?) have all been added to the ensemble cast.
For more information, take a look at the plot summary below:
From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes a new chapter featuring heroes with the astonishing ability to shrink: Ant-Man and The Wasp. In the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War, Scott 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.
Once the dust has settled from Joe and Anthony Russo’s Herculean Infinity War (May 4th), the Powers That Be over at Marvel will begin directing our attention toward Ant-Man and the Wasp ahead of its release on July 6th, 2018.