Marvel Studios recently placed a bow on the production of Ant-Man and the Wasp and with the film now heading into post ahead of its release this coming summer, we’re starting to learn a little more about it.
Though it remains unconfirmed, we’ve already heard that the sequel will begin with Scott Lang on house arrest. Still reeling from the events of Civil War – remember, just like Spider-Man: Homecoming before it, Ant-Man 2 will seemingly take place in the fallout of Marvel’s 2016 crossover – Paul Rudd’s hero is said to be enjoying more time with his daughter Cassie, though is quickly pulled back into the fray once he catches wind of Hope and Hank’s mission.
Sounds like another thrilling adventure for the titular hero, but if some new intel from ComicBook.com is to be believed, it’ll actually be quite different from both the first film and everything we’ve seen in the MCU to date. That’s because it’s being reported that Ant-Man and the Wasp is set to be Marvel’s first romantic comedy.
During the recent Kinorynok event in Russia, some new information on the film was revealed and according to a rough translation obtained by the outlet, the sequel’s being described as a rom-com. Again, that hasn’t actually been confirmed by the studio, but it falls in line with what director Peyton Reed said recently about expecting the unexpected with Ant-Man and the Wasp. Not to mention that the original was a pretty lighthearted and playful affair that came packed with plenty of heart. As such, it’s not too crazy to think that Marvel may be heading in this direction with the sequel.
Aside from Rudd, Michael Douglas and Evangeline Lilly, all returning for more, Ant-Man and the Wasp has fleshed out its core cast with a raft of big-name additions, including John Wick star Laurence Fishburne as Dr. Bill Foster, along with Tomb Raider duo Hannah John-Kamen (Ghost) and Walton Goggins, and Randall Park as Jimmy Woo. But perhaps most exciting of all is the inclusion of Murder On the Orient Express actress Michelle Pfeiffer, who has signed on to play the long-lost Janet van Dyne.
Said to retain the zany humor and spectacular (and miniature!) visuals that ensured the original became a breakout success, Ant-Man and the Wasp has been positioned as Marvel’s follow-up act to Avengers: Infinity War and opens on July 6th, 2018.