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Ant-Man and The Wasp

Ant-Man and The Wasp: It is an American superhero movie based on the Marvel comic character of the same name. Ant-Man and The Wasp is directed by Peyton Reed and produced by Kevin Feige and Stephan Broussard

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Ant-Man and The Wasp Plot

Ant-Man is seen trying to balance his life as a superhero and a father in this movie. This movie is set after the vents of Captain America: Civil War. Here, Ant-Man is seen confronting that being a superhero, he is not able to give proper time to his family and decided that he will try his level best to balance his life.

Ant-Man and The Wasp | Ant-Man and The Wasp 2018 Movie
Ant-Man and The Wasp | Ant-Man and The Wasp 2018 Movie

The movie took a massive turn when Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym call Ant-Man for a critical and urgent mission. Seeing the seriousness of the situation, Ant-Man again decides to wear his suit and fight evil with the help of the Wasp.

Marketing

At the San Diego Comic-Con International, the concept art and a per-CGI VIDEO of the Ant-Man and The Wasp were presented before the audience. In the month of January 2018, Hyundai Motor America revealed that Hyundai Veloster will play an important role in the coming Ant-Man and The Wasp. On January 30, 2018, the makers of the film released its first trailer and it was released on Good Morning America.

Ant-Man and The Wasp Released

The world Premiere of the film was organized on June 25, 2018, and the location was El Captain Theatre in Hollywood. On July 6, 2018, the movie was released in the United States. The film was released in 4,206 theatres including 3000 3D screens, 403 IMAX, and more than 650 were premium large format. This movie was part of Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Development

In the month of July 2015, director Peyton Reed said that he would love to make a sequel or prequel to the movie as he has some different kind of attachment with the characters of the film.

“It’s such a no-brainer that there need to be female heroes. In the ’60s comics, the Janet van Dyne Wasp was clearly written by all men and was pretty one-dimensional. She’s gotten much more dimensionalized since then. That’s one of those things that I think is going to be really exciting,” said Peyton Reed when asked about the film.

The Cast of Ant-Man and The Wasp

Following is the list of the star cast of the movie along with the names of the characters portrayed by them:

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Ant-Man and The Wasp | Ant-Man and The Wasp 2018 Movie
  • Paul Rudd as Scott Lang / Ant-Man
  • Evangeline Lilly as Hope van Dyne / Wasp
  • Michael Peña as Luis
  • Walton Goggins as Sonny Burch
  • Bobby Cannavale as Jim Paxton
  • Judy Greer as Maggie
  • Tip “T.I.” Harris as Dave
  • David Dastmalchian as Kurt
  • Hannah John-Kamen as Ava Starr / Ghost
  • Abby Ryder Fortson as Cassie
  • Randall Park as Jimmy Woo
  • Michelle Pfeiffer as Janet van Dyne
  • Laurence Fishburne as Bill Foster
  • Michael Douglas as Hank Pym

Box Office Collection

The film was produced with a budget of $130-195 million. Talking about its Box office collection, the Ant-Man and The Wasp generated $622.7 million worldwide. In the United States and Canada, the movie earned somewhere around $216.6 million, and in other territories, it earned $406 million.

Filming

The principal photography of the movie started on August 1, 2017, in Pinewood Atlanta Studios located in Fayette County, Georgia. The working title of the project at that time was Cherry Blue. The director of the photography of the film was Dante Spinotti. The hooting of the movie was done on Arri Alexa 65 camera.

Critical Response

On IMDB, the movie has been rated 7 out of 10. On Rotten Tomatoes, the movie is rated 87% fresh. “A lighter, brighter superhero movie powered by the effortless charisma of Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly, Ant-Man and The Wasp offers a much-needed MCU palate cleanser,” said the website’s consensus.

Peter Travers from Rolling Stone 3 out of 4 points to the movie and said, “The secret of Ant-Man and the Wasp is that it works best when it doesn’t try so hard when it lets charm trump excess and proves that less can be more even in the Marvel universe.”

Post-Production

In the month of November 2017, Lilly revealed some of the characters in the movie will be seen trying to enter the Quantum Realm and if they succeed, it will open new, untapped doors for the whole Marvel Cinematic Universe. The movie consists of a short clip of Animal House  (1978). From the beginning, Reed wanted the film to be of less than 2 hours.

Ant-Man and The Wasp Music

In the month of June 2017, Reed announced that Christophe Beck will compose the score for the film. Christophe decided to reprise his main theme from the first Ant-Man film. He wrote a new score for Wasp. For Wasp, Christophe wanted something that is full of energy and made the score in that way only.

Ant-Man and The Wasp | Ant-Man and The Wasp 2018 Movie
Ant-Man and The Wasp | Ant-Man and The Wasp 2018 Movie

Do You Know?

Following are some of the hidden facts about the Ant-Man and The Wasp:

  • For this movie, the ghost was changed to a great extent.
  • This movie leaked some of the information about the Avengers: Infinity War.
  • The movie has ties with Adult Swim.
  • In the beginning, the movie was supposed to have a cameo of Captain America.
  • The working title of the film was Cherry Blue.

Ant-Man and The Wasp movie is full of entertainment. It somehow managed to surprise the audience as the audience did not expect the movie to be this good. The audience quite liked the fact that the makers this time did something new by giving their superhero a partner. The movie is great but it definitely could have been better.

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