Of the 2018 slate of MCU movies, Ant-Man and the Wasp is receiving comparatively little attention to its companions. This isn’t really surprising, though, as Black Panther explores a fresh and exciting corner of the MCU and properly introduces us to Chadwick Boseman’s cool-as-hell looking hero, and Avengers: Infinity War is the culmination of nearly ten years of interlinked storytelling and looks to be the most maximalist superhero jamboree of all-time.
By comparison, the Ant-Man sequel follows on from one of Marvel Studios’ lowest grossing movies and right now, it’s difficult to tell what the film’s unique selling point will be. That being said, there are still many reasons to be excited for the project, one of which is seeing the titular double act working together. In fact, speaking in a recent interview, Paul Rudd touched on that exact thing, emphasizing that Ant-Man and the Wasp are very much partners in the film.
“I don’t know. You know, we’re a team. In the comics, that was the same story, Ant-Man and Wasp worked together. And so we just finished shooting, so we’ll see what the final movie is, but we’re very much partners in the film.”
Sounds like each character will be getting an equal share of the spotlight, then, which is once again emphasized thanks to these new posters we have for you in the gallery down below. Though they don’t reveal anything about the sequel itself, we do get to see both leads featured front and centre sporting their redesigned suits, which have been causing quite a commotion online lately.
Aside from Rudd, Michael Douglas and Evangeline Lilly, who are 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.