ANT-MAN AND THE WASP Referred To As "Marvel's First Rom-Com"
As of now we still don't know a lot about Ant-Man and the Wasp, but we do know that Evangeline Lilly will finally put on her suit and most likely kick a little ass. At a cinema event in Russia recently, some of the film's tone was discussed, including a surprising genre as inspiration. The translation of one particular passage from Kinometro's article can be found below.
"Completed the presentation of projects from Marvel: BLACK PANTHER (February 15), which was presented by a fresh and rather invigorating trailer, and MAN-ANTS AND OCS . The last picture, the rental of which is scheduled for July 5, 2018, Elena Brodskaya called "the first romkomom from Marvel." On this project was shown a promo video, in general terms introducing the details of the plot and characters."
Obviously, Man-Ant and OCS is supposed to be Ant-Man and the Wasp, and it's likely the same goes for 'Romkomom," which is probably referring to Rom-Com (Romantic Comedy). Under normal circumstances seeing that genre associated with a Marvel film could be worrisome, but it could work just fine with Ant-Man. The original Ant-Man had its share of romance weaved into the adventure and action, and it only makes sense that Ant-Man and the Wasp would follow the same pattern.
The film's director Peyton Reed did say to expect things never seen before, and a Marvel Studios rom-com would certainly be something unexpected.
"We've actually been holed up in the room writing the movie — myself, Paul Rudd, Adam McKay, Andrew Barrer and Gab Ferrari. So we're formulating the whole structure of the movie. And I can't really tell you too much yet, except there are going to be things in this movie that you’ve never seen in any movie before. It's going to be nuts!"
We will probably get our first real taste of that when the film's first trailer hits, hopefully sometime early next year. Ant-Man and the Wasp arrives in theaters on July 6, 2018.