Ant-Man and the Wasp Show Off Their Powers in New Featurette
Superhero films are inherently a little goofy. Adults wearing costumes could easily be laughable, but it’s a central point to Ant-Man and the Wasp as the suits are what allows them to fight crime. It is a wackier premise than most, but somehow, they seem to tap into that Marvel magic to make it totally fun. Being able to shrink to the size of an insect doesn’t seem as useful as super strength or an obedient hammer. Yet, the previews for the film feature some incredibly creative scenarios. Director Peyton Reed and stars Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly break down what makes the movie work in a new featurette.
So, admittedly Ant-Man and the Wasp is lighter fare than Avengers: Infinity War, but it still looks like it features solid storytelling. The first film was humorous without being cheesy, and Rudd says that carries through the sequel. “One thing that we’ve always tried to sustain is dealing with everything with a little bit of a sense of humor,” he shared. If ever we could use a little humor in the MCU, now is the time.
“We have a lot of tricks in this movie that the audience hasn’t seen before,” Reed teased. The trailers have made a believer of me. The ability to instantly shrink and grow people and objects seemed limited, but the effects look so fun. Every gag is clever from shrinking a building to the size of a briefcase to sizing up beneath a truck and sending it flying. I still don’t think the toy room in Ant-Man can be topped, but I look forward to seeing the creative team try.
Most exciting is seeing the Wasp in action. Everything we have seen indicates that Hope is much more poised than Scott. She appears to have an intuition with the suit and picks it up quickly. Truth be told, she is just more talented and that earns her those wings. Oh, and also blasters. Watch out, Ghost. Hope is in the house.
Ant-Man and the Wasp suit up this Friday.
Featured Image: Evangeline Lilly and Paul Rudd in Ant-Man and the Wasp. Courtesy: Walt Disney Studios