After spending two long, long years under house arrest, Scott Lang reunites with Hank Pym and his daughter Hope as they launch a suitably tiny search party for Janet Van Dyne, the original Wasp who slipped into the Quantum Realm during the height of the Cold War.
And so, Scott and Hope saddle up and brace for an adventure like no other, as they prepare to delve deep into the Quantum Realm, which appears to be the MCU equivalent of a black hole. Their actions will likely have massive consequences for the franchise going forward, though during a recent chat with Screen Rant, Ant-Man and the Wasp director Peyton Reed and the sequel’s production designer, Shepherd Frankel, dished on the pair’s vehicle, and how it helps them traverse the Quantum Realm and its many mysteries.
Turns out the creative duo actually drew inspiration from the real-world – a helicopter, to be specific – and began incorporating that rough design into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Actually, we got the inspiration from like, a helicopter. So we know that the most important part about that is the thrusting and the visibility. So not unlike the Sikorski helicopter, or the lightweight kinda ones that are really about the bubble. So we kinda looked into the vehicles that go submerged under water, because it’s all about visibility. And in this particular case, it needs a thruster. That is visible and the landing mechanism. But we built this from just our research. And so that’s kind of where we got ours from. That’s how we evolved ours.
Ant-Man and the Wasp makes its long-awaited debut on July 6th, and it’ll close the book on Marvel’s film lineup for another year. Up next? The long-in-the-works Captain Marvel solo movie, which looks set to introduce the strongest MCU character yet.