While the Marvel Cinematic Universe is constantly introducing new comic book characters to the silver screen, Phase Three is a bit of a game changer for the shared universe. Because while audiences have previously criticized the MCU for being too focused on the stories of white male characters, the universe is getting much more inclusive for the next few films. Spider-Man: Homecoming and Black Panther will help bring more characters of color into the MCU, while Captain Marvel and Ant-Man and the Wasp will be the first female-led installments. The latter will hit theaters after Avengers: Infinity War, and now we may know what The Wasp will look like once she forays into superheroics.

The Wasp is coming, and she looks a whole lot like Scott Lang's Ant-Man. I guess that's why they're sharing the title of the sequel.

This image comes to us from artist Andy Park, a Visual Affects Supervisor who also creates concept art for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The banner will be present at Disney's D23, and he's been kind enough to share the first image of The Wasp ahead of the event. Now let's break down exactly what we're being shown.

To start, it appears that the costume is the exact one that was teased in Ant-Man's mid-credits scene. The mask is almost identical to Scott Lang's Ant-Man one, and the suits themselves look very similar- save for the wings. And if you look closely enough, you'll see that The Wasp suit swaps out Ant-Man's pops of red for a yellow tint instead. Although mostly it uses the same grey hue for the arms and legs that we've seen in both Ant-Man and Captain America: Civil War.

Fans of The Wasp from the comics might be a bit disappointed in this rendering, as it's far more muted than her costumes historically are. While she normally wears very loud and bright yellow from head to toe, this costume's pops of color seem extremely understated. Additionally, her mask situation (when she wears them), aren't typically identical to her Ant-Man counterpart. As an example, take a look at one modern representation of The Wasp.

The Wasp in the comics

Quite the juxtaposition, no?

Then again, this is just concept art at this point. It's entirely possible that The Wasp's introduction in Ant-Man and The Wasp will feature a far more colorful version of the costume. If Spider-Man and Vision get to have loud and colorful costumes, why can't Hope van Dyne?

Ant-Man and the Wasp will arrive in theaters on July 6, 2018. In the meantime, check out our 2017 release list and plan your next trip to the movies.

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