Ant-Man and The Wasp has had it’s first trailer released and it’s looking pretty damn solid. With Black Panther out in a few weeks time, Infinity war on the way in April (May for America, suck it!), it’s going to be a huge year for Marvel. Starting with a few references to Scott Lang’s (Paul Rudd) last MCU appearance in Captain America: Civil War, it picks up shortly after being broken out of prison by Steve Rogers. Despite now having a FBI sanctioned monitor on his ankle, he’s continuing his escapades as the tiny hero but now he has Evangeline Lilly’s Hope van Dyne / The Wasp by his side after her suit was teased at the end of the first Ant-Man. It’s not clear what the plot is exactly however there are moments from their past about to be uncovered after Ant-Man is assigned an urgent mission by Pym.
Returning are Rudd and Lilly, as well as Michael Douglas as Dr. Hank Pym, Michael Peña as the superbly hilarious Luis and Judy Greer as Maggie Lang. Joining the ironically large cast are Michelle Pfeiffer as Janet van Dyne, Laurence Fishburne as Dr. Bill Foster / Goliath (an ally of Hank Pym’s) and Hannah John-Kamen as Ghost. Peyton Reed, who did a great job in the time he had with the previous film has returned to direct, with Paul Rudd once again getting a writing credit, as well as Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers, Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari. Ant-Man and The Wasp is due for release in July and it will be the MCU’s 20th film. That’s certainly nothing small. Check out the trailer below:
So as we now know, The Hobbit will be in 3 parts. It’s a shame they are milking it for everything but there you go, it’ll be like the Lord of the Rings trilogy all over again, which is to say long films and long endings. I’m not hating the Lord of the Rings but surely they could have left this as 2 films and have that be that. But now they will be in a position to, once all the films have had their time in the cinema, to sell the 2 trilogies together.
We also now have new names for the films which have been oddly swapped over, renamed and jiggled about! Now it’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey which arrives on Dec 14 this year as planned and The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug still hits screens on December 13, 2013. But then the freshly retitled The Hobbit: There And Back Again will be in cinemas on July 18, 2014. So plenty of Hobbit action on it’s way over the next 2 years. Whilst I don’t want it to be 3 films, I still think, thanks to Peter Jackson, these will be very good films indeed. Time will tell. Keep It Reel.