The Marvel Cinematic Universe has become an absolutely massive shared universe. And with a variety of properties and heroes to juggle, it can sometimes be easy for certain franchises to slip our mind. Paul Rudd's Ant-Man seems to suffer this fate, although we're inching closer to the sequel Ant-Man and the Wasp. Details about the film's story and cast have mostly been kept under wraps, but one of the previously announced actors has been teasing the sequel in a big way.
David Dastmalchian plays Scott Lang's buddy and crew member Kurt in the MCU, and will be reprising his role in Ant-Man and the Wasp. When speaking about the upcoming sequel, Dastmalchian teased the hell out of it, maintaining that the film will go in a direction no other MCU installment has. He cryptically told EW,
Who doesn't love to have their mind blown? No one.
This actually did amp up my excitement for Ant-Man and the Wasp, which has been developing in relative silence over the past few months. While it seems like we have updates on films like Infinity War and Spider-Man: Homecoming on the regular, Ant-Man's sequel seems to be keeping its cards close to its chest. While this, along with the MCU's security protocols, will make for a truly surprising moviegoing experience, one has to wonder what type of "mind-blowing" moments are in store.
One way that Ant-Man and the Wasp will set itself apart from the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is by being the first female led superhero movie in the genre. While Black Widow and Scarlet Witch have been around the block, neither powerful MCU lady has actually titled a film. And while Captain Marvel is anticipated for being the first MCU movie with a single female protagonist, Ant-Man and the Wasp will actually beat Brie Larson's Carol Danvers to the punch when Hope becomes the titular hero.
Other than that, I'm assuming the game changing moments for Ant-Man and the Wasp will revolve around the titular heroes' shrinking abilities. Part of what made Ant-Man such an exciting ride was how his powers were utilized. We saw an army of ants, a pint sized battle in Scott's daughter's room, and a major cameo by Thomas the Tank Engine. If Peyton Reed can continue to challenge and excite audiences with these unique action sequences, I imagine that Ant-Man and the Wasp will be a success.
But we have quite a while to wait before the sequel hits theaters. Ant-Man and the Wasp will premiere on July 6th, 2018, with Avengers: Infinity War arriving just before on May 4, 2018. In the mean time, check out our 2017 release list and plan your next trip to the movies.