'Ant-Man and the Wasp' Begins Production With a Small New Teaser

Tuesday, 01 August 2017 - 6:10PM
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Tuesday, 01 August 2017 - 6:10PM
'Ant-Man and the Wasp' Begins Production With a Small New Teaser
Marvel
With all the major announcements and press circling next year's Avengers: Infinity War, it's easy to forget that Marvel Studios has a much smaller movie (you'll be hearing that pun a lot) coming out that same summer.

Ant-Man and the Wasp, which stars Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly and is scheduled for a July 2018 release date, has just officially started production. And to celebrate, Marvel released a fourteen-second announcement video which unveiled the movie's snappy new logo and... well, we won't spoil the rest of it just yet. It only takes a moment to watch, so check out the teaser video below:



Beyond that Rudd and Lilly are busy filming instead of relaxing in their tiny little chairs, we only know a limited about this movie so far. Most of the cast from the first film is returning, such as Michael Douglas as Hank Pym and Michael Peña as Scott Lang's talkative friend Luis. As for new characters, Randall Park (Fresh Off The Boat, The Interview) recently joined the film as S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Jimmy Woo, alongside Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix) as Dr. Bill Foster/Goliath and Michelle Pfeiffer as the late Janet Van Dyne. 

After his departure midway through Ant-Man, there's zero chance of Edgar Wright returning, making this the first film about the shrinking superhero without his influence. At least the movie has big names like Pfeiffer as the original Wasp, who's likely to appear only in flashbacks or possibly somewhere in the Quantum Realm where she supposedly perished, and Fishburne as the possible villain Goliath, who'd be yet another villain with the same powers as the hero/heroine. So here's hoping Goliath is a good guy, because Fishburne is more fun in heroic roles like Morpheus anyway.

In terms of the movie's plot, we know even less beyond the basics: Lilly's character from the first film, Hope Van Dyne, is now taking up the mantle as the shrinking and flying superhero The Wasp and co-headlining the film with Scott Lang/Ant-Man. And Ant-Man will have plenty to do himself, returning to his normal life after getting taken down by Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War, until Hank Pym and Hope Van Dyne approach him with an urgent new job.

Knowing Lang, he'll complain before taking the job anyway, as always. But until we learn more, you'll have to settle for this closer look at that new logo, courtesy of director Peyton Reed (returning after directing Ant-Man in 2015):  



Ant Man and the Wasp is scheduled to hit theaters July 6, 2018.

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