Marvel has released a piece of concept art from the upcoming Ant-Man and the Wasp. The sequel sees Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) grappling to handle his responsibilities as Ant-Man as he teams up with Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) and Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) on a new mission involving secrets from the past.
Empire debuted the concept art and spoke with director Peyton Reed about the movie. “It was important to me, in this movie called Ant-Man and the Wasp, that she’s not a supporting character,” he told Empire in the new issue. “She’s a lead character. She’s become a fully-formed hero.” This seems like the kind of thing that should have been done from the start, but with all the chaos surrounding the first movie, from losing director Edgar Wright a month before filming to the nonsense surrounding the now-defunct story group, it’s a minor miracle that movie is as watchable as it is.
But now Reed has full control of the sequel, and I’m eager to see what he does with the picture from the ground up. I also suspect that the title isn’t just a reference to Scott and Hope, but the past involving Hank and his wife Janet Van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer).
Check out the concept art below. The film also stars Michael Peña, Walton Goggins, Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, Tip “T.I.” Harris, David Dastmalchian, Hannah John Kamen, Abby Ryder-Fortson, Randall Park, and Laurence Fishburne. Ant-Man and the Wasp opens in theaters on July 6th.
Here’s the official synopsis for Ant-Man and the Wasp:
From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes “Ant Man and the Wasp,” a new chapter featuring heroes with the astonishing ability to shrink. In the aftermath of “Captain America: Civil War,” Scott Lang grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside the Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from the past.