The Marvel Cinematic Universe was changed forever with the events of Avengers: Infinity War, with a ton of questions left in the wake of Thanos' path of destruction. But it's already time to move on to a new MCU blockbuster, as Peyton Reed's Ant-Man and The Wasp will arrive in theaters in a matter of days. The upcoming sequel will help to bring levity back to the shared universe, and reportedly tells a self-contained story that will help set things up for Avengers 4. But it appears that Thanos isn't the only character causing mass death, as the new trailer for Ant-Man 2 shows Scott Lang being responsible for a myriad of flying ant deaths. Check it out.
Well, my day has been made. The Ant-Man franchise is known for its irreverent humor, and this new clip shows just one of the upcoming blockbuster's comedic bits, and one can only imagine what other bonkers hijinks _Ant-Man and The Wasp'_s pint sized heroes will get into throughout the course of the film.
The above trailer shows a shrunken Scott Lang looking for a way to fly across the skies. Unable to do this at full size, he shrinks and communicates to the nearest flying ants. There's just one problem: a flock of seagulls. The gulls continually chomp down on the ants before they can reach Ant-Man, much to his dismay. And once he finally gets onto the back of one, affectionally named ANTonio Bandares, the MCU hero is forced to abandon ship in order to avoid being gobbled up by one of those loudmouth birds.
Fans of the Ant-Man franchise are no doubt excited about this new trailer, as it shows an aspect of the title character that was noticeably missing in Captain America: Civil War. While that threequel debuted Scott Lang's new growing abilities, he didn't end up using any of his bug friends to help him duke it out against the likes of Spider-Man and War Machine. But now that he's got the room to once again take the spotlight, Ant-Man can use the full depth of his abilities.
Aside from Ant-Man's powers, MCU fans are eager to see the debut of Hope van Dyne's Wasp. She's finally gotten her own suit, full of unique weapons. She can fly, has blasters on her arms, and is extremely comfortable with Pym's shrinking tech. Ant-Man and The Wasp's trailers indicate that a large part of the narrative will focus on Hope attempting to bring her long lost mother Janet (Michelle Pfeiffer) back from the Quantum Realm, resulting in a story more focused on Hope.
Marvel President Kevin Feige has also promised that Ant-Man's sequel will have a strong affect on what happens in Avengers 4. The dynamic duo will no doubt be called to fill in the ranks of the Avengers after losing so many heroes in Infinity War. And if the Quantum Realm has the ability to affect time travel and/or alternate dimensions, Scott Lang may have the key to bringing the galaxy's fallen heroes back from the dead.
Ant-Man and The Wasp will arrive in theaters on July 6, 2018. In the meantime, check out our 2018 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.
Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his famous actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.
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