Ant-Man And The Wasp Trailer: I'd Go On The Run With Paul Rudd

The giant PEZ dispenser was the highlight of the new Ant-Man And the Wasp trailer.
The giant PEZ dispenser was the highlight of the new Ant-Man And the Wasp trailer. Marvel

If you had to choose one superhero to flee the FBI with, who would it be? All things considered, Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) doesn’t seem like a bad option. At least from what we see in the new Ant-Man and the Wasp trailer.

Scott Lang was just a morally ambiguous thief before he came across a shrinking suit … and then configured it to expand into a gigantic size. A guy who has a masters degree in engineering, also went to jail, and has experience at Baskin Robbins seems like the well-rounded, down-to earth gentleman any lady would prefer to go on the run with-unlike egotistical man-baby Tony Stark.

In this new trailer we see the return of Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and the debut of Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) as The Wasp. The trailer picks up after the events of Civil War and things in Ant-Man’s life seem to be just as messed up as they are in Captain America’s.

We also get our first look at Laurence Fishburne's character Bill Foster, as well as the Marvel villain Ghost, about 60 seconds into the trailer. Aside from this brief appearance, the only other thing we know about Ghost is she’ll be played by Hannah John-Kamen. There also seems to be some sort of tie to Bill, who used to be Hank Pym’s assistant.

This film appears to be as much about Hank and his daughter, Hope, as it is about Scott. The first Ant-Man movie focused on Scott struggling to provide for his daughter, Cassie, but the sequel will introduce more franchise history. We’ll explore the science behind Pym Particles, and the chemistry between Ant-Man and The Wasp, of course.

And a Paul Rudd film is never without humor. Making Mac Trucks shrink into ant-size and Pez dispensers block a highway is funny by nature, but there’s a few great lines. The standout is when Lang inquires about The Wasp’s wings and blasters.

“So I take it you didn’t have that tech available when you made one for me?” Lang says. “No I did,” Hank responds.

What else did you like about the new trailer for Ant-Man and The Wasp? Let us know in the comments. The film arrives in theaters July 6.

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