Possible Story Details Revealed For Marvel's ANT-MAN AND THE WASP
Over the past month, we've seen a good amount of photos from the set of Marvel's Ant-Man and The Wasp. We don't have much information on the film's story other than the official synopsis that was previously released, which reads as follows:
From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes a new chapter featuring heroes with the astonishing ability to shrink: Ant-Man and The Wasp. In the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War, Scott Lang (Rudd) grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne (Lilly) and Dr. Hank Pym (Douglas) with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside The Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from their past.
Now, thanks to MCU Exchange, we now have some possible new details to share with you that offer us a bit more insight on that plot summary and reveals where it picks up with Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and Hope Van Dyn (Evangeline Lilly). Most of the information is in regards to the set photos that we've seen. If you don't want anything spoiled for you, then I suggest you don't read ahead:
Here is the information that was revealed:
From the first photos of Rudd on set fans have been curious about the timeline of the film. Given Lang’s inclusion in the events in Germany, his incarceration in the Raft and subsequent breakout, fans have wondered how he’s operating in public during Ant-Man and The Wasp. According to our source, the film takes place after Lang’s escape from prison and when it begins, Lang finds himself on house arrest. While that sounds bad for a superhero, it seems to be just fine with Lang who is content spending more time with his daughter, Cassie. It seems the events of Captain America: Civil War have soured Scott on the prospects of putting on the suit. When the film begins, Scott Lang is Ant-Man no more. How Scott was sentenced to house-arrest despite destroying an airport and breaking out of prison is unknown at this point.
While Scott finds himself adjusting to his new life, Hank and Hope are hard at work trying to find a way to bring Jan back from the Quantum Realm. The father-daughter team are none too pleased with Lang for taking off to Germany in the middle of their work have spent a lot of time working in their lab. They are using Pym Particles to keep their lab small and mobile (maybe similar to Ant-Man Vol. 2 Annual where Lang’s helmet actually had a lab inside it!) because Hank and Hope will spend a good deal of the film on the run, with all types of folks out for them. Though the source didn’t go into detail about the roles the Walton Goggin’s Sonny Burch, Hannah John-Kaman’s Ghost or Randall Park’s Jimmy Woo, it’s not crazy to think that they’re all involved in the hunt for Hank and Hope at some point.
Set pics have revealed that Lang will ultimately re-team with Hope and that, at some point, Hank is all suited up in FBI gear, so there’s certainly an unknown bridge from what our source shared to those points. However, with so little out there about the film so far, it’s nice to have some idea of what to expect when the film opens. It sounds like we are getting a very intimate film that takes place in a VERY short amount of time and one that is, at least in some part, separate from the major events of Infinity War!
This is all just a rumored information right now, but it really doesn't sound that too far-fetched.
The movie also stars Michael Pena as Luis, David Dastmalchian as Kurt, T.I. as Dave, Randall Park as S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Jimmy Woo, Hannah John-Kamen as the Ghost, Michelle Pfeiffer as Janet Van Dyne, the wife of Hank Pym, and Laurence Fishburne as Dr. Bill Foster, who was an assistant to both Tony Stark and Hank Pym in the comics. He eventually takes on Pym’s Giant Man abilities and becomes a superhero known as Goliath.
Peyton Reed is directing Ant-Man and the Wasp, and it will be released in theaters on July 6th, 2018.
What do you think of all the direction the the film might be headed?