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First Ant-Man and the Wasp Trailer Reveals Marvel’s Tiniest Super Duo

Well, we thought Marvel Studios might want until the Super Bowl to reveal the first Ant-Man and the Wasp trailer, but we’ve been wrong once before. Here’s your first look at director Peyton Reed’s sequel to his fun, funny caper original, which he took over from Baby Driver‘s Edgar Wright and, against the odds—considering how beloved Wright is and how excited fans were to see his vision for Ant-Man—delivered a delicious, dapper Marvel film that properly introduced Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man to the MCU.

But of course it wasn’t just Rudd’s inclusion into the big show, it was also the wonderful Evangeline Lilly’s, whose Wasp was only teased in the original film, but who stands to be arguably the most exciting part of the sequel. Lilly’s Wasp will now be a larger part of the MCU, with an appearance in the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War certifying her status as one of Marvel’s new faces.

This trailer really doesn’t give away any of the story at all, and instead is focused on showcasing the action sequences and visuals of the film. There’s a bit of a throwback vibe to it all, but if you’re looking for a substantive peek at what to expect from the Ant-Man sequel you may be disappointed. Still, this looks pretty fun and I love the idea of Hank and Hope forming an actual team—one wonders if Reed will strike something of a buddy comedy vibe here in contrast to the first film’s heist-centric tone.

The trailer is short on plot details, but it gives you just enough of that Ant-Man charm to remind you why the first film was such a pleasant surprise. Rudd and Lilly are joined by a stellar cast, including Michael Peña (who nearly the stole the first film), Walton Goggins, Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, Tip “T.I.” Harris, David Dastmalchian, Hannah John Kamen, Abby Ryder-Fortson, and Randall Park, with Michelle Pfeiffer, Laurence Fishburne, and Michael Douglas. Ant-Man And the Wasp was written by Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers, Rudd, Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari. Ant-Man and the Wasp opens in theaters on July 6th.

Here’s the film’s synopsis as of today:

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.

Featured image: Evangeline Lilly and Paul Rudd. Courtesy Marvel/Walt Disney. 

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