Ant Man and Wasp Final Trailer

Size Matters in New “Ant-Man and the Wasp” Trailer

Now that Avengers: Infinity War has shattered box office records and devastated a lot of people with that ending, fans are still jonesing for more Marvel films, but probably looking for something a bit lighter.

That's where Peyton Reed's sequel Ant-Man and the Wasp comes in. Where Infinity War had galactic destruction, this one has a human-sized ant playing the drums. But that's not to say the stakes aren't high. Ghost (Ready Player One's Hannah John-Kamen) has stolen quantum-realm tech from Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), so now his daughter Hope (Evangeline Lilly) has to step up and take on the mantle of the Wasp.

The film looks like it will rest on the chemistry of Lilly and star Paul Rudd, which shouldn't be a problem. Also back are Rudd's band of thieves, now running their own security firm. That crew includes The Dark Knight's David Dastmalchian, rapper T.I., and of course gifted storyteller Michael Pena.

We also get glimpses of Walton Goggins, still in bad guy mode after Tomb Raider, and Laurence Fishburne, playing Pym's colleague Bill Foster, who used to moonlight as Goliath. Yet there are still no looks at Janet Van Dyne, Pym's wife who disappeared into the quantum realm decades ago. She'll be played by Michelle Pfeiffer.

Ant-Man and the Wasp opens Friday, July 6.


About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.

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