The Marvel Cinematic Universe is an ever expanding place, with multiple franchises releasing, developing, and shooting simultaneously. So while Spider-Man: Homecoming is in theaters with Thor: Ragnarok just around the corner, early production for an upcoming Phase Three sequel has just begun. Ant-Man and the Wasp has started production, bringing Scott Lang's journey as a superhero and father back to the silver screen after his upcoming appearance in Avengers: Infinity War and his explosive role in Captain America: Civil War.
To celebrate bringing Scott and Hope back as stars of their own sequel, Marvel put out a fun little video that should hint at the tone of Ant-Man and the Wasp. Check it out.
This new video is an adorable way to celebrate that Ant-Man and the Wasp is finally starting production. The film is hotly anticipated, mostly because it will be the first time in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that a female superhero will be a titular lead of a film. While Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow has been a major player in all three phases of the MCU, she wasn't been rewarded her own solo movie or a title grab. Instead she's appeared in the Iron Man, Captain America, and Avengers franchises.
Ant-Man and the Wasp may be highly anticipated, but its overall narrative and concept are still very much a mystery at this point. The film will be released a few months after Avengers: Infinity War finally arrives in theaters, so it will likely deal with the consequences of the battle against Thanos. Ant-Man is set to appear in the film, so he'll likely be all too familiar with whatever atrocities are brought on by the villain.
That being said, Ant-Man and the Wasp will likely once again focus on Scott Lang's attempt to retain a strong relationship with his daughter Cassie. Actress Judy Greer has just been announced to be reprising her role as Scott's ex-wife, who has presumably been single parenting while he was kept on The Raft, as well as his run as a fugitive alongside the rest of Captain America's team. Additionally, Michelle Pfeiffer is playing Hope van Dyne's long missing mother, so it's possible that The Wasp's family issues will be equally important in the film's overall plot.
But in addition to the family drama, Ant-Man and the Wasp will also feature Hope's first outing as The Wasp, which is an exciting concept for the MCU. While she was major character and badass in the first film, she didn't have any superheroic abilities. But she'll be joining Scott in his microscopic misadventures this time around, and Evangeline Lilly is also set to reprise her role in the fourth Avengers film.
Ant-Man and the Wasp will arrive in theaters on July 6, 2018. In the meantime, check out our 2017 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.