Marvel usually has the casting on lockdown, but Phase 3 has proven to be a feast of riches when it comes to talent. The casts of Thor: Ragnarok and Black Panther have long been celebrated, but Ant-Man and the Wasp has flown a bit more under the radar, despite having a great cast of its own. Not only are the majority of the cast from the previous film all back, but Michelle Pfeiffer is also on board. Having her on set turned out to be great for Paul Rudd, who was thrilled to get to act with her and Michael Douglas.
One of the bigger surviving plot points from Ant-Man was the mysterious happenings around the disappearance of Janet van Dyne into the Quantum Realm. The original Wasp is set to make her formal debut in the sequel, wherein she somehow escapes from the other dimension. Michelle Pfeiffer was cast in the role, sending Ant-Man and the Wasp's actor pedigree points up a couple of notches. This doesn't seem to have been lost on Paul Rudd. In Ant-Man, he got to act opposite of Michael Douglas, and now he gets to work with both Douglas and Pfeiffer.
Paul Rudd opened up a bit with Variety on what it was like to work with Michelle Pfeiffer. The Ant-Man actor said it was a "really cool" to be able to work with them, calling the two of them "legends." It also helps that they are "lovely people" and it sounds like it was altogether a good experience for Rudd.
Ant-Man and the Wasp is directed by Peyton Reed with a screenplay credited to Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers, Andrew Barrer & Gabriel Ferrari, and Paul Rudd. The story follows Scott Lang, who is trying to reacquaint himself with family life when Hany Pym and Hope van Dyn come to come for help with a special mission. The movie stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lily, Michael Douglas, Michael Peña, Walton Goggins, Lawrence Fishburne, and Hannah John-Kamen as Ghost.
Ant-Man and the Wasp is scheduled to arrive in theaters on July 6, 2018. It will be the first Marvel Studios film following their epic, Avengers: Infinity War. For more Marvel movies coming to theaters, check out our Marvel release schedule to keep track of all the title. Also be sure to pay a visit to our 2018 movie release guide to plan your theater trips for the next year.
Matt has lived in New Jersey his entire life, but commutes every day to New York City. He graduated from Rowan University and loves Marvel, Nintendo, and going on long hikes and then greatly wishing he was back indoors. Matt has been covering the entertainment industry for over two years and will fight to his dying breath that Hulk and Black Widow make a good couple.
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