LITTLE HEROES, BIG MOVIE1 of 12
The first trailer for Ant-Man and the Wasp landed this week, and it packed a surprising amount of content into a small package.
Ant-Man and the Wasp is another big chapter in the MCU, and to help break down all this trailer's surprises, here's our analysis of everything we noticed.
HEROIC STATURE2 of 12
Though it may seem obvious why Scott Lang needs back-up (especially of Hope Van Dyne’s caliber), it’s actually his daughter Cassie who points out he should take on a partner.
But there’s a chance, however small (get it?) that Cassie is thinking of herself. Cassie became a hero in her own right, joining the Young Avengers as Stature after stealing her dad’s stash of Pym Particles. Could a similar future be in store for movie Cassie?
GOLIATH3 of 12
Scott Lang is far from the only hero inspired by Hank Pym’s legacy. In comic books, Pym’s growing identity Goliath also inspired Bill Foster, who became Goliath in Pym’s stead.
In Ant-Man and the Wasp, Foster is played by Laurence Fishburne. Though Foster doesn’t appear as Goliath, he does pop up in the trailer – possibly with a connection to Ghost.
HOUSE ARREST4 of 12
Scott Lang was part of Steve Rogers’ resistance of the Sokovia Accords in Captain America: Civil War, a decision that left him stuck in the Raft alongside Cap’s other co-conspirators.
In the trailer for Ant-Man and the Wasp, it’s revealed that Scott’s now on house arrest, probably stemming from his actions in Civil War - though judging by Pym’s words and the veritable army seen hunting… someone… we’re betting there’s a whole side of that story yet untold.
THE QUANTUM REALM5 of 12
Ant-Man and the Wasp is all about the Quantum Realm – the mysterious miniature world where Janet Van Dyne, the original Wasp, is presumably trapped.
This time, it looks as though Hank Pym has designed a ship capable of carrying a whole crew into the Quantum Realm – past all those tardigrades that also show up again here.
HAUNTED6 of 12
The mysterious Ghost makes an appearance in the trailer, in her distinct gas-mask-like helmet.
Though we don’t catch a glimpse of actress Hannah John-Kamen as Ghost’s human form, we do see something that might just be her origin in that eerie, flickering suit.
ANT-CAVE, ANT-MOBILE7 of 12
There’s even more advanced Pym-tech on display in this trailer, including a device that can shrink and grow a car in motion.
And of course, there’s Hank Pym’s incredible shrinking building – which compresses to the size (and functionality) of a roller suitcase.
SONNY BURCH8 of 12
Aside from Ghost, Walton Goggins’ Sonny Burch will be another of the film’s primary antagonists.
Burch, a corrupt industrial rival of Hank Pym, appears just briefly in this trailer, amongst the crowd aboard the ferry. He looks to be holding that miniaturized building Hank Pym shrunk earlier in the trailer.
AGENT OF ATLAS9 of 12
Two of the biggest expected characters to debut in Ant-Man and the Wasp don’t appear in the trailer – Jimmy Woo and Janet Van Dyne.
Michelle Pfeiffer plays Van Dyne (the original Wasp) revealed to possibly be stuck in the Quantum Realm at the end of the first film.
Woo, a S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent with ties to the comic book team Agents of Atlas, is played by Randall Park.
HAIL HYDRA10 of 12
One of the big threads left dangling at the end of Ant-Man was what happened to the Pym Particles stolen by secret Hydra operative Mitchell Carson.
The MCU has largely moved on from Hydra since Captain America: The Winter Soldier but the Pym Particles making it into the wrong hands could still be a big problem.
QUEEN WASP11 of 12
Wasp’s suit comes with even more bells and whistles than Ant-Man’s (much to Scott Lang’s chagrin), with built-in wings and blasters on top of the standard Pym Particle applications.
And from the look of her moves in this trailer, Hope Van Dyne wasn’t just talking the talk while training Scott Lang in the first movie – she’s practically already a bona fide superhero.
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