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Ant-Man and the Wasp review: superheroine joins fun Marvel sequel

04 July 2018

As all Marvel fans are well aware, neither Jeremy Renner's Hawkeye nor Paul Rudd's Ant-Man were included on the super-sized movie's stacked roster. Harris, Judy Greer, David Dastmalchian, Michael Douglas, Michelle Pfeiffer, Laurence Fishburne, Hannah John-Kamen, Randall Park and Walton Goggins.

Now that Marvel is giving female superheroes top-billing in movies, Evangeline Lilly is making use of Ant-Man and the Wasp's press circuit to stump for an all-female superhero team-up.

Approached by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym, Lang must once again don the Ant-Man suit and fight alongside the Wasp. But to do so, they need help from Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) - aka Antman - who interacted with the realm briefly during the climax of Ant-Man. The pair modeled their relationship after on-screen crime-fighting duos with "this charged, kind of playful and mildly annoyed at one another dynamic", he said, adding: "She's as bad ass as it gets".

"Evangeline was very specific", Reed said, "like "I don't want to be glam". I don't know how it all worked, I just know it took forever. Ant-Man And The Wasp in cinemas on the 6th July 2018. The characters often shrink to insect-like proportions to avoid obstacles and detection.

Though it shares its release year with Black Panther and a little-known Marvel crossover called Avengers: Infinity War - two eye-popping spectacles in their own right - Peyton Reed's pint-sized sequel is practically in a league of its own when it comes inspired (and often hilarious) CGI.

The movie does give a clue as to how Ant-Man and the Wasp fit into the events of "Infinity War".

Though Douglas is now in his 70s, the Academy Award-winning actor would love to step back in time with the character, noting that technological advancements in filmmaking would allow for him to continue playing the role, despite the significant age gap.

Ant-Man and the Wasp review: superheroine joins fun Marvel sequel