Ant-Man and The Wasp Begins Production

Ant-Man and The Wasp Begins Production

Ant-Man shrinks back onto the big screen and this time it seems he’s replaced Antony.

In 2015, Marvel expanded their Universe with one of the strangest heroes ever: A man who shrinks and talks to ants. However, against all odds, Marvel’s Ant-Man blew fans away with it’s unique characters and science-driven storyline, both of which added a new variety to the MCU.

The film went through more drama than most superhero films. With multiple script revisions and director shake-ups, the film almost died a miniature death. But with director Peyton Reed, and brought to life by Paul Rudd, Ant-Man grossed $519.3 million worldwide, bringing the most unlikely of characters into the hearts of millions.

Reed returns to dive back into the subatomic world with 2018’s Ant-Man and The Wasp, which began production today. Marvel announced the news with a teaser that showcases tiny director chairs with the names of the titular heroes, and debuts the official logo of the film. You can watch the teaser below.

Possible Ant-Man SPOILERS ahead.

Ant-Man and The Wasp is assumed to explore the plot teased in Ant-Man, the story of Janet Van Dyne, the first Wasp who went missing in the subatomic universe during a mission alongside Hank Pyme. At the end of Ant-Man, Scott Lang (Rudd), travels into the subatomic universe to stop Yellowjacket.

The movie ends on the vague note that Pym believes there is a possibility Janet could still be alive, and eventually be brought back. Pym’s daughter, Hope (Evangeline Lilly), took on the mantle of the Wasp during a post-credit scene. This preceded a scene that introduced Hope and Lang’s romantic involvement, thus maintaining the legacy of Ant-Man and The Wasp being lovers.

It was announced at San Diego Comic-Con that Michelle Pfeiffer would play Janet Van Dyme, though the capacity of her role in the movie is still unknown. Concept art was also released showing Ant-Man and Wasp doing battle with soldiers, though this could be Hank and Janet or Scott and Hope.

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Ant-Man and Wasp concept art.

We know Hank and Janet were the heroes during wartime, so we can speculate that we could be seeing the original heroes in action during a major war in history.

Ant-Man and The Wasp is set to release on July 6th, 2018.

Image: Marvel

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Zac Pinto Lobo is a features writer at GeekFeed. He has written for Feminist Culture, and has worked as an editor for numerous publications.
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