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The only other MCU film pencilled in for that same window is the long-in-development Captain Marvel solo movie, though Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck needn’t worry too much about continuity as the vast majority of their spinoff is set to unravel in the 1990s, when Carol Danvers crosses paths with the villainous Skrulls.
For Ant-Man and the Wasp, it’s a totally different story. The official synopsis states that Peyton Reed’s diminutive sequel takes place “in the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War,” when Scott Lang is on the run once again. In fact, that’s exactly what’s being depicted in this new batch of set photos below, which come to us by way of Just Jared and bring us closer to the titular hero’s new duds as they’ll appear in the 2018 sequel.
Retaining the same black/red color scheme as its predecessor, this is a much cleaner super-suit for Lang, who gears up “alongside The Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from their past.” Those breadcrumbs will seemingly lead our miniature heroes on a quest to find Janet van Dyne, the original Wasp who slipped into the Quantum Realm during the height of the Cold War. Her selfless act ultimately averted catastrophe, though her surviving spouse, Hank Pym, has been questioning her “death” ever since. Perhaps we’ll get some cold hard answers come 2018?
What we do know is that 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 in 2018.
Sandwiched between Infinity War and Avengers 4 on the MCU timeline, Marvel fans are beginning to wonder how Ant-Man and the Wasp fits into the bigger picture. Expect those answers, and much more, to be revealed as we approach that July 6th, 2018 release date.