We are, at the time of writing, little over six weeks out from the launch of Ant-Man and the Wasp, and after the remarkably bleak finale to Infinity War, we could all do with a Marvel palate cleanser to bring some much-needed levity to the MCU.
Leave it to Peyton Reed and Co., then, to serve up a comedic sequel bursting with personality and fresh ideas, all of which revolve around Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly’s tiny, titular heroes. They’ll be coming up against old friends and new enemies this summer, including the elusive Ghost, a sneaky antagonist played by the so-hot-right-now Hannah John-Kamen.
And much like Yellowjacket before her, Ghost gains her powers by manipulating Pym technologies and using it for nefarious means. She’s shaping up to be a pretty formidable foe, too, what with her ability to move through solid objects on a whim. All of this (and more!) can be glimpsed in the gallery of concept art below:
Ant-Man and the Wasp is Marvel’s third and final movie of 2018, and after the back-to-back success of both Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War, it’ll be fascinating to discover if the Peyton Reed follow-up experiences a boon in box office receipts, given its opening under the shadow of what is essentially the biggest Marvel movie in the history of Marvel movies.
Expect Ant-Man and the Wasp to make a beeline for theaters on July 6th, at which point we may discover that Peyton Reed’s sequel has stronger ties to Captain Marvel (and Avengers 4!) than we’ve been led to believe…