Paul Rudd's Scott Lang, a.k.a. Ant-Man, has been in two Marvel Cinematic Universe movies thus far, and both films have individually displayed what the guy can do as a superhero. In his 2015 solo movie, the focus was on his power to shrink and communicate with insects, and in Captain America: Civil War there was the spectacular introduction of the "Giant Man" part of his special technology. As an extension of this, fans have been wondering ever since how these abilities will be shown off in the character's next chapter, Ant-Man & The Wasp, and now we have an answer. According to director Peyton Reed, audiences will see Lang going both tiny and big in his next big screen adventure next year... plus get a few other cool surprises as well.
Last night, Marvel Studios opened its doors to members of the press for a special open house at their offices on the Walt Disney Studios lot in Burbank, California, and Peyton Reed was on-hand to both talk about Ant-Man & The Wasp as well as show off some concept art. Part of what he discussed was the look of the new suit for the titular hero, and in doing so confirmed that there will be plenty of scenes where Scott Lang is both miniature and gigantic.
This stuff here on the top left is the new design of the new Ant-Man suit for Ant-Man & Wasp. Another cool thing about the movie is as they go along in the first movie, it's really Hank Pym's old suit and by design it's meant to feel like it's from another era. There is a suit redesign for Ant-Man/Giant Man in Captain America: Civil War, and now they're furthered the technology so it can do even more insane, specific things in Ant-Man & Wasp... You'll be seeing a lot of Ant-Man and Giant Man action to satisfy your needs and desires.
It's a bit hard to fully describe the new Ant-Man suit without visual aides, but what Peyton Reed says about it is extremely accurate. While the differences between the Ant-Man costume and the Captain America: Civil War design have been described as "analog" and "digital" respectively, this new look is definitely a middle ground between the two -- with the body keeping the more retro feel, and the helmet maintaining the sleek look that it had in the 2016 blockbuster.
Of course, Ant-Man won't be the only one changing sides in Ant-Man & Wasp. Not only does the film finally let Evangeline Lilly's Hope Van Dyne enter the superhero game (hence the title), but Peyton Reed also confirmed that Michael Douglas' Hank Pym has been working on some special new tech. Specifically, he has found a way to outfit a car with Pym Particles -- meaning we'll be getting a chase scene in the blockbuster where the hero's car is changing sizes as it drives. It should make for a least one crazy cool set piece.
Ant-Man & The Wasp is currently in pre-production, with plans for filming to start up later this year. Marvel Studios has the film currently scheduled to be released on July 6, 2018, so we should be hearing more details about it soon. In the meantime, stay tuned here on CinemaBlend for all of the latest updates.