Ant-Man and The Wasp Creates A Buzz
*WARNING: MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS*
Marvel’s new anticipated flick, Ant-Man and The Wasp, recently premiered in the UK, earning $75 million (£57 million) in its opening weekend, placing 14th withing the MCU just under Doctor Strange, which earned $85 million (£65 million). The sequel to the first instalment of Ant-Man was met with mixed reviews from both fans and critics, but all had an agreeable point that the humour factor was consistent throughout.
Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas return as characters Scott Lang/Ant-Man and Dr. Hank Pym, with Evengaline Lilly reprising her role as Hope Van Dyne with addition of taking on the mantle as The Wasp. We also get a better look at character Janet Van Dyne, who previously donned The Wasp costume, played by Michelle Pfieffer (Murder on the Orient Express, Batman Returns) as well as being introduced to knew characters such as Ava Starr/Ghost portrayed by Hannah John-Kamen (Tomb Raider, Ready Player One) and Bill Foster/Goliath acted by Lawrence Fishburne (The Matrix Series, Man of Steel).
Following on from the adventures in Captain America: Civil war, Ant-Man and The Wasp brought with it the playful humour that we were graced with in the first film, as well as the heartfelt scenes between Lang and his daughter Cassie. Lang is under house arrest after siding with Captain America against Iron Man’s group, where he ends up getting involved with both Hank and Hope again, donning the Ant-Man suit against his better judgement. Writers Paul Rudd, Gabriel Ferrari, Chris McKenna, Andrew Barrer have managed to pen a script that was able to one-up the story line from the first movie, but not quite reaching the mark of the best plot in the MCU, but it does allow us to further explore the Quantum Realm, which was full of fantastic cinematography and gripping suspense as the scene plays out.
Some fans have expressed their view of the latest Marvel feature not being able to live up to hype of Avengers: Infinity War, but when you pit a much smaller (quite literally) solo superhero film against such a large picture containing over 20 different superheroes, it’s hard to compare. Ant-Man and The Wasp leads right up to the events of Infinity War, giving us the answers as where Scott Lang was during the whole event, leaving us with only one more question; where was Hawkeye?
As most Marvel fans are aware, always to stay throughout the credits to check out the credit scenes, as this movie is no different to the rest.
I for one thoroughly enjoyed the mixture of the humorous scenes and gripping moments, with the film really pushing the story line of Scott Lang further than the original Ant-Man film.
If you want to check what other antics Ant-Man gets up to, make sure you check out the first edition of the Secret Empire Brave New World comic series. You can grab yourself a copy from our website here.
If you have not yet checked out the film, watch the trailer here to give you and idea of what you’re in for with Ant-Man and The Wasp.