A lot has happened since we last left the main characters in 2015’s Ant-Man. Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) went off and fought in Captain America: Civil War, only to be arrested and subsequently broken out of prison. He’s a fugitive, again, only this time an international one.
Obviously, Scott’s global status as a wanted man is going to have an impact on the other characters in Ant-Man and the Wasp, but they’re also busy with their own pursuits. Director Peyton Reed recently discussed how each of the main cast members enter the story with Empire.
“The events of Captain America: Civil War gave us something clear, which is: what was Hank Pym and Hope Van Dyne’s reaction to Scott having taken this technology out into the world in Civil War? We had a lot of fun playing around with that. And we play with size and scale a lot. I love the idea of Giant-Man.”
Wasp/Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly)
“This is really her coming out party as a hero. Her power set is fantastic. She and Scott both shrink, but there the flying, and the fighting style of The Wasp is different from Ant-Man’s.”
Hank Pym (Michael Douglas)
“The events of Civil War, and how Scott reacted to that, have thrown a big wrench into the works. But his curiosity has been reawakened about the Quantum Realm and whether Janet’s still alive down there.”
Janet van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer)
“She’s a very important character. It’s fair to say if someone were to have spent thirty-something years in the Quantum Realm and survived, it would have an effect. What did she eat? All she eats is cereal called Quantum Krispies.”
Please let there be a product tie-in for some Quantum Krispies in 2018. Better than that, though, is the news about Wasp’s power set. Ant-Man can do a lot of cool things, but he always has to hitch a ride for flight. It will be great to see Wasp flying around and incorporating that into combat.
Ant-Man and the Wasp, Marvel Studios’ 20th feature film, arrives in theaters July 6, 2018.
Via: Comic Book Movie