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We are fascinated with Ant-Man and the Wasp right now. Not only because it is a traditional Marvel sequel, which tend to raise the stakes and change the game (see the Iron Man and Captain America sequels for recent examples of that), but also because this is the first movie that will arrive in theaters after The Avengers: Infinity War -- and we know that movie will be a game changer. How will Ant-Man and the Wasp director Peyton Reed deal with that fallout? With explosions, it seems, courtesy of this new set video:
Ant-Man and the Wasp has to shoot some of its scenes outdoors, apparently, meaning that audiences are getting a good look at what might be in store for the July 2018 superhero adventure. One thing that confuses me about this footage, though, is that it was taken in Nob Hill, San Francisco on September 9 and not in Atlanta, where we know the sequel is filming. This must be second-unit footage that Marvel had to shoot on location to maintain the illusion that they're filming in San Fran, where the first movie is set. Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) must be keeping his base of operation in the Bay Area. I wonder where else this mission will take him?
I do believe that I have an idea of what might be happening in this footage, which was posted to YouTube, and its because of footage that Marvel showed at San Diego Comic-Con back in July. That footage ended with Giant Man -- Scott's super-sized version of his classic insect-sized superhero -- hiding behind a San Francisco skyscraper. It was a laugh-out-loud moment, and not an action scene. But I wonder if Giant Man is kicking over these cars, causing some mayhem during a pivotal action sequence? Anything is possible.
In Ant-Man and the Wasp, Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) suits up alongside Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) for a mission that will involve uncovering secrets of the past. We already know that these "secrets" will involve Hope's missing mother, Janet -- the original Wasp, who will be played by Michelle Pfeiffer. Pair her with the already in place Michael Douglas as Hank Pym and you have Hollywood Royalty in the MCU. That, alone, has us on board for Ant-Man and the Wasp. This shot of Hope in the Wasp armor is icing on the cake.