Skip to main content
Loading...

Featured Post

How To Convert Image To Word On Android Phones

How to Convert Image to Word onAndroid PhonesLong gone are the times where the only way to digitize something written on paper was to retype it on a computer. That was a really painful and time-consuming process. 
Just imagine students with hundreds of notes and study materials trying to digitize them all. Or stay at home moms trying to digitize their recipes so they wouldn't have them laying around the kitchen in a paper form. You could also imagine the struggle of a businessman trying to digitize tons of reports or other financial documents.

Flipboard

Flipboard

Ant-Man and the Wasp release date, cast, trailers, and news

Ant-Man and the Wasp release date, cast, trailers, and news

Marvel’s smallest hero is back in action this summer, but he won’t be alone: he’ll be joined by a familiar partner in Ant-Man and the Wasp.

Yup, Ant-Man 2 is dropping the number to instead market itself as a double-bill, as Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man is joined by Evangeline Lilly’s Wasp, first teased at the end of the original film.

After Ant-Man was unexpectedly missing from the recent crossover blowout Avengers: Infinity War, the new film will be a welcome chance for more silly size-based action in the MCU.

Release date
If you’re in the UK, you might want to brace yourself: you’re not going to like this news very much.

Ant-Man and the Wasp comes out in the US - and indeed most of the world - on 6 July. Keep an eye on Fandango for tickets, which aren't on sale yet.

Unfortunately, those of us in the UK will have to wait a while longer - it won’t come out here until 3 August, almost a whole month later.

Why, you ask? There are a couple of reasons. For one there’s the World Cup, which runs from mid-June to mid-July and has disrupted a lot of big movie releases this summer. That doesn’t quite explain why Ant-Man and the Wasp comes out a full two weeks after the World Cup final though.

That’s probably better explained by Disney’s other big superhero sequel this summer - The Incredibles 2 is also getting a late UK release due to the World Cup, arriving in mid-July. Our bet is that Disney is trying to space the two films out, which means an extra-long wait for Ant-Man 2, and a full month of spoiler-dodging on this side of the pond.

In the meantime, grab the original Ant-Man from Amazon if you want to remind yourself of how it went, or pick up Captain America: Civil War if you want to watch Ant-Man's most recent on-screen action.

Cast and crew
As we’ve already said, Paul Rudd is back as Scott Lang a.k.a. Ant-Man, joined by Evangeline Lilly’s Hope van Dyne - now stepping up to join the action as The Wasp.

Unsurprisingly there are a few other cast members returning from the first film. The most exciting is undoubtedly Michael Peña, whose quick-talking Luis stole every scene he was in last time around, but Judy Greer and Michael Douglas are also back as Scott’s ex-wife Maggie and Hope’s dad - and the original Ant-Man - Dr. Hank Pym respectively.

We haven’t seen everyone before though. The biggest new casting is definitely Michelle Pfeiffer, making her MCU debut as Janet van Dyne - Hope’s mother, thought dead, but perhaps just missing in the mysterious Quantum Zone.

She’s joined by Laurence Fishburne as another former hero, Goliath, along with our two villains: Walton Goggins’ Sonny Burch, and Hannah John-Kamen as the rather mysterious looking Ghost.

Behind the camera, Peyton Reed is once again directing after successfully taking over from Edgar Wright mid-way through production on the first movie. Luckily, production seems to have been a little smoother this time around.

There’s more change on the screenplay front though - of the five writers credited this time, Paul Rudd (yup, the actor) is the only one who also contributed to the original Ant-Man. Despite that, fans might be reassured that among those writers are Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, who wrote the also-pretty-great Spider-Man: Homecoming, and are working on that film’s sequel too.

Posters and photos
There have been two main posters for the film so far, but they couldn’t be much further apart in terms of tone. One is a rather generic offering of various character heads and fancy graphics, while the other is a smart repeat of the best poster from the first film:

We’ve also had a decent selection of stills from the film, giving us a great look at the new costumes, new villain Ghost, and a peek at a few of the big action sequences in the movie:









Trailers
We’ve also had two trailers for the film so far. First this one from January, which focuses on the consequences of Ant-Man’s last outing (in Captain America: Civil War), which left him under arrest:

The second trailer, released immediately after the launch of Avengers: Infinity War, showcases a few more of the big action set pieces and gives us a much better look at the story, including the role new villain Ghost plays:

Story and plot rumours
Right, let’s talk plot. It should go without saying that this will contain spoilers for Ant-Man, but we’ll also discuss other Marvel movies - including Infinity War - so stop reading now if you haven’t watched that movie yet.

The biggest thing to know going into Ant-Man and the Wasp is that’s it’s expected to be set before Infinity War, so it won’t follow up directly on the climax of that film and, you know, the death of half of all living things in the universe.

That doesn’t mean it won’t tie in to Avengers 3 and 4 though - there’s been a lot of fan speculation that the Quantum Realm - briefly explored in Ant-Man and no doubt more prominent in the sequel - will somehow prove key to undoing Thanos’s slaughter in the fourth Avengers film, out next summer.

The trailers already show a few glimpses of the Quantum Realm, and it’s expected that Scott and Hope will travel there to find her mother, Janet van Dyne, and in the process find some tech that could prove crucial in Avengers 4 - or simply accidentally survive the attack from the safety of the parallel dimension.

That might mean the film’s ending brings the timeline up to date with Infinity War, revealing what happens to the Ant-Man cast in the process.

That’s enough about Infinity War though. What about Ant-Man and the Wasp itself? It looks like there are two villains at play: Walton Goggins’ Sonny Burch, and Hannah John-Kamen’s Ghost.

The former is seen trying to steal Hank Pym’s shrunk-down office in the trailers, though we don’t know to what end. As for Ghost, she appears to be the main antagonist, with powers that let her phase through matter at will - perhaps also derived from the Quantum Realm - though we also don’t know her aims yet.

Hopefully we’ll find out more when the film comes out in the US in July.

Comments

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Loading...

Popular posts from this blog

Nokia 8 Sirocco Review: Hands-on

Nokia 8 Sirocco Review: Hands-on

There’s something of a lack of new flagship smartphones at MWC 2018 but Nokia has plenty of new devices to feast your eyes on, including a sleek handset to rival the Galaxy S9. Here’s our Nokia 8 Sirocco hands-on review.
You would assume that Nokia’s new flagship would be one of the biggest smartphones (in terms of importance) to be unveiled at MWC but Huawei and LG have delayed their respective 2018 devices. So it’s a case of Nokia vs Samsung vs Sony.
Although a Nokia 9 was a possibility, the firm has actually announced the Nokia 8 Sirocco which is quite a radical phone for HMD – the company with the rights to the Nokia brand. For now, this is the Nokia 9.

Nokia 6 (2018) UK Release Date & Specifications

Nokia 6 (2018) UK Release Date & Specifications
It's easy to forget that the Nokia 6 is a year old, given that it didn't make its way to the UK until August, but it was actually unveiled much earlier in January 2017. The company has in January 2018 announced an update to the original smartphone, with the 2018 model now official.
Currently China-only, the new Nokia 6 will also become available in Europe in April, priced at 279€ (around £245).

Nokia 8110 4G Review: Hands-on

Nokia 8110 4G Review: Hands-on MWC might usually be about smartphones and other high-end gadgets but a feature phone has caused quite a big of hype. HMD has re-launched the Nokia phone seen in The Matrix. Here we go hands-on with the Nokia 8110 4G. 
Let’s face it, sometimes old things are cooler than new one and although the Nokia 8110 4G is technically a new phone, it’s another example of the firm bringing back a classic.
Following the Nokia 3310, this is the second ‘retro classic reloaded’ and although it’s been 22 years, the Nokia 8110 is back.

Nokia 7 Plus Confirmed: Release Date, Price & Specification

Nokia 7 Plus Confirmed: Release Date, Price & Specification
Nokia has announced its Nokia 7 Plus at MWC 2018, a mid-range Android phone that will go on sale in April at €399 (around £350).
A larger version of the China-only Nokia 7, the Nokia 7 Plus features an upgraded Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, 4GB of RAM and a 6in full-HD+ 18:9 display primed for entertainment.

Samsung Galaxy S9 vs Nokia 8 Sirocco

Samsung Galaxy S9 vs Nokia 8 Sirocco
Two of the most anticipated smartphone releases of 2018 have now arrived in the form of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the Nokia 8 Sirocco. So, how do these premium phones stack up against each other, and which one should you pick when upgrade time comes around?
Let's dive in.

Like Fan Page