Avengers: Infinity War hasn't been in theaters for a week, but Marvel isn't slowing down as they have another big movie set to come out in just a couple months. This morning we got a brand new trailer for Ant-Man and the Wasp and this one breaks down the plot of the film. Or more specifically, Michael Pena's Luis breaks down the plot of the film, which really is how it should be. Check out the new trailer below.
Luis explains, in that special way that only he can, that Hank Pym went into the Quantum Realm, likely looking for his missing wife, but the tech that he used to do so has now been stolen. We then see Hannah John-Kamen, who will play the character known as Ghost, who has the ability to phase through solid matter. While Pym has Ant-Man and the Wasp working alongside him. It's apparently decided that they need more help, which causes them to go to Luis and the rest of his band of thieves, though they're all wearing suits now, implying they gone legit or at least want to look that way.
The one thing this new trailer hasn't shown us is Michelle Pfeiffer. Her casting as Janet van Dyne has never been a secret and the new Ant-Man and the Wasp poster released yesterday included her, but it seems Marvel has decided to hold back actual footage of the character for now. One wonders how big a part she'll actually be playing in the new movie. Will she be rescued early or not until late in the plot?
One new character the trailer does introduce us to is Lawrence Fishburne, who will play Dr. Bill Foster, aka Goliath, a former partner of Hank Pym. The trailer ends with Foster and Lang competing over which was able to grow to the largest size.
As great as Avengers: Infinity War is the movie is incredibly serious dealing with end of the world level events. By contrast, Ant-Man and the Wasp looks to be much more light and fun. As much as I'm looking forward to seeing how things shape up for the MCU in Avengers 4, the fact is that I could use an emotional break from the epic struggle of Infinity War and Ant-Man and the Wasp is probably just what the doctor ordered.
One thing we know about this new film is that it will chronologically take place following the events of Captain America: Civil War and not Avengers: Infinity War. It was mentioned in the new film that Scott Lang had agreed to house arrest so that he didn't have to be on the run and away from his family. We saw the house arrest angle in the first trailer for the movie.
Ant-Man and the Wasp will be the last Marvel movie in an unusually long time, as we won't see Captain Marvel until early next year. Honestly, it's probably going to be a happier place to leave the MCU than Infinity War.