Prepare for some supersized trouble in a brand new poster for Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp, hiding Evangeline Lilly and Paul Rudd in plain sight.
As a follow up to Peyton Reed’s first movie, Ant-Man and The Wasp once again recruits Rudd’s troublemaking Scott Lang as the tiny hero Ant-Man. Also back for more are Evangeline Lilly as Hope van Dyne and Michael Douglas as Hank Pym. Lang was last seen in a sticky situation thanks to the events of Captain America: Civil War, but now that he has been busted out of prison, the tiny terror is ready for action in his second Marvel Cinematic Universe solo film.
The first poster for the Ant-Man sequel has now been released online, to go along with the official Ant-Man and the Wasp trailer debut. Released via Marvel Entertainment’s verified Twitter account, you may need your magnifying glass for this one.
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Echoing the trailer with the tagline “Real heroes. Not actual size,” the poster riffs of Ant-Man and Wasp’s shared ability to shrink down to minuscule size. Notice that this latest poster actually also pokes fun at the first movie back in 2015, which used a similar marketing campaign by featuring an ant-sized version of Lang in his costume. Continuing the MCU’s trend of comedy and action, it looks like Reed will once again be relying on the gags of Ant-Man and making it a funnier than usual installment to the franchise.
However, there is probably one big player missing from the poster. We already know that Reed is keen to amp up the fact that Ant-Man and Wasp are very much partners, but as Hope’s father, Pym will have an equally important part to play. Although the original Ant-Man doesn’t feature on the poster (well, we can only assume that isn’t him), the story of Pym and the loss of original Wasp Janet van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer) is sure to play a big role in the backstory of this little movie. Unless she has shrunk down to the size of the Wasp, Pfeiffer herself was missing from the trailer, but that is presumably to protect the mystery of where she is.
While the trailer also showed off Lang repeating his new trick from Civil War to become Giant-Man, expect the duo to spend most of the movie in their teeny-tiny forms. Evading various supervillains and government agents, our titular duo will go on the search for Janet in the Microverse and are sure to run into all sorts of trouble along the way. Among giant Pez dispensers and shrinking buildings, it looks like jokes about how “it’s not the size but what you can do with it” will carry on the comedy in Ant-Man and the Wasp.
KEY RELEASE DATES
Black Panther release date: Feb 16, 2018
Avengers: Infinity War / The Avengers 3 release date: May 4, 2018
Ant-Man & The Wasp release date: Jul 6, 2018
Captain Marvel release date: Mar 8, 2019
The Avengers 4 / Untitled Avengers Movie release date: May 3, 2019
Untitled Spider-Man: Homecoming Sequel release date: Jul 5, 2019