The release date for Ant-Man and the Wasp is roughly six months from now. A Warner Bros. venture would have already released a first teaser trailer, but Marvel loves to let the fans wait for months to see footage, so we’re still in the dark.
But the studio recently held back its snipers when director Peyton Reed sat down with Empire to talk about Ant-Man and the Wasp. The interview, which appears in the magazine's latest issue (via ComicBookMovie), includes some intriguing details about major characters Scott Lang, Hope van Dyne, Hank Pym, and Janet van Dyne.
In the original movie, Paul Rudd's character shrank in size to become Ant-Man, but he also went big as Giant-Man in Captain America: Civil War. Based on Reed’s remarks, it’s safe to assume that the upcoming sequel will explore both ends of his size-shifting spectrum.
The events of Captain America: Civil War gave us something clear, which is this: What was Hank Pym and Hope Van Dyne’s reaction to Scott having taken this technology out into the world in Civil War? We had a lot of fun playing around with that. And we play with size and scale a lot. I love the idea of Giant-Man.
Hope van Dyne
The movie's title makes it clear that Ant-Man will have some company, and Evangeline Lilly's character demonstrated that she's no damsel in distress in the original movie. In the sequel, she’ll wear the Wasp suit and show off her bad-assery as a true superhero. Ant-Man and the Wasp may have similar powers, but Reed confirmed that their fighting styles are sui generis:
This is really her coming-out party as a hero. Her power set is fantastic. She and Scott both shrink, but the flying and the fighting style of The Wasp are different from Ant-Man’s.
Some time ago, we reported on some rumors that had been circulating in regard to the July 6, 2018 release. The rumors suggested that Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), will be busy in a shrinkable mobile lab, working to retrieve his beloved wife from the Quantum Realm. Reed wouldn't get into any specifics during the interview, but the comments he did make fell in line with what had been reported:
The events of Civil War, and how Scott reacted to that, have thrown a big wrench into the works. But his curiosity has been reawakened about the Quantum Realm and whether Janet’s still alive down there.
Janet van Dyne
We can be certain that Hank's efforts won't be in vain this time around, because Marvel officially confirmed that Michelle Pfeiffer will play Janet van Dyne in Ant-Man and the Wasp. Most recently, the director confirmed that the former Catwoman will have more than just a cameo in the movie:
She’s a very important character. It’s fair to say that if someone were to have spent thirty-something years in the Quantum Realm and survived, it would have an effect. What did she eat? All she eats is cereal called Quantum Krispies.