Ant-Man and The Wasp are teaming up for a new Marvel Cinematic Universe adventure, this time in a brand-new ride at Disneyland Hong Kong.
Below you can see a video of the stars of MCU, Evangeline Lilly and Paul Rudd, making an introduction about the new ride, which has them both reprise their roles as the titular size-swapping superheroes.
The ride sees HYDRA and Doctor Armin Zola launch simultaneous attacks against Stark Industries and S.H.I.E.L.D. with Iron Man tasking Ant-Man and the Wasp to shrink down and destroy Zola’s nanobots before they can steal confidential information from S.H.I.E.L.D. Riders join the heroic duo to use laser-tag style cannons mounted on the ride to blast the nanobots and save the day.
Since the ride’s announcement, there have been rumors that it may join Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout! at Disney California Adventure in Anaheim but this not been confirmed.
The new attraction Ant-Man and The Wasp: Nano Battle! will open to the public on March 31, 2019.
Evangeline Lilly, who played the role of superhero Wasp in Disney-Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp, got stung by an actual wasp recently. The irony is not lost on the actress, who is also known for the ABC TV series Lost and Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy, as she said on a video she uploaded on Twitter that she had been on a press tour boasting that she’s never been “bitten” by a wasp. Spoke too soon?
Evangeline showed the swelling on her arm as a result of the sting and says she applied toothpaste on the swelling. She looked almost excited as she dropped the bomb. “So, I’ve got my first wasp bite,” she is seen saying in the video. “Which is ironic since I’ve been on a press tour saying I’ve never been bitten by a wasp and have a great relationship with wasps,” she added.
The “Ant-Man” sequel may be about tiny superheroes, but the film is making a big statement about female empowerment by featuring Evangeline Lilly’s The Wasp not only in the title but giving her a larger stake in Marvel’s sprawling movie franchise.
“Ant-Man and The Wasp,” the 20th film in the Marvel cinematic universe that includes “Black Panther,” ″Iron Man” and “Avengers: Infinity War,” is the first one in the series to include a female character in a title role. The prominence of The Wasp, a character who has major roles in the “Ant-Man” and “Avengers” comic books, comes after years of fan anticipation for a female Marvel superhero to get her own film.
“I worked really closely with Evangeline, and we talked about, ‘Now we’re going to have a chance to make a fully formed hero, and we want her to be as dimensional as possible. And we don’t want her to be a hero who is always glammed up with hair and makeup. We wanted her to be a little sweaty. And we want her, like, when that helmet comes off, her hair is in a ponytail, because that’s the practical thing you would do,’” Reed said.
“I wanted her to have a signature style that little girls, like I was when I was a feminine, girly little girl, would be able to fall in love with,” the actress says of her character, the first in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to get equal billing with a man.
Marvel Studios has released a new clip from Ant-Man and The Wasp that shows Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) in action against the villain known as Ghost (Hannah John-Kamen).
In the clip, the Wasp takes on Ghost while Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) watch from a van outside. Once Scott sees that Hope is in trouble, he springs into action. Hank stops him and gives Scott a new Ant-Man suit.
“Ant-Man and The Wasp is a creative and self-contained adventure with Lilly’s new heroine stealing the stage. As she said in the post-credits scene of the original Ant-Man film, ‘It’s about damn time.’ With references to the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe and seeds discretely planted for future films, Ant-Man and The Wasp is tremendous fun, action-packed, and Marvel’s best second movie in a single franchise since Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
What do you think of this Ant-Man and the Wasp clip? Does it have you excited to see the movie? Ant-Man and the Wasp opens in theaters on July 6th.
Chris Evans, Chadwick Boseman, and Paul Bettany are just some of the Marvel Cinematic Universe stars who have said that their superhero costumes are uncomfortable to wear.
But Ant-Man and the Wasp star Evangeline Lilly has brilliantly called out her male co-stars by explaining the real reason why they’ve been complaining.
The actress, who plays Hope van Dyne aka the Wasp in this summer’s Marvel blockbuster, said that she didn’t find suiting up in her own costume that bad and pointed out a key difference between a man and a woman having to cope with wearing something uncomfortable.
“I have been hearing Marvel male superheroes complaining about their suits for years,” she told BackstageOL. “And I got into my suit, and I was wearing it, working in it, doing my thing, and I was like, ‘It’s just not that bad’.
“Do I have the most comfortable suit in the MCU? Or, have men not had the life experience of being uncomfortable for the sake of looking good, and they’re just like, ‘What is this? This sucks! Why? Why do I have to go through this?’, whereas a woman’s like, ‘I don’t know, it’s normal’.
“I wear heels to work, and I’m uncomfortable all day. You get used to it. You just tune it out.”
Ant-Man and the Wasp is coming out in just a few weeks – in the US, at least.
Fans in the UK are used to getting their Marvel Studios movies a day or two earlier than their Stateside friends, but the people at Disney have decided the Brits have to wait an entire month for the size-changing superhero sequel.
Stars Evangeline Lilly and Paul Rudd aren’t happy about the gap, because impatient fans will end up watching the film illegally in rubbish quality.
“They always do that,” the Wasp actress Lilly told Empire magazine of the late release.
“Then what happens is people just pirate the movie and they see it in the worst way possible, like some shitty version online, instead of going to a theatre.
“They go in the end, but I don’t like that staggering. I’m really going to get to the bottom of this for you. I’m as pissed off about it as you are.”
Rudd added: “I don’t understand. Let me see if we can maybe get the World Cup moved.”
Good luck with that Paul, people reallylove their football, even though people constantly complain about the performance of the players (as if they could do any better).
Ant-Man and the Wasp releases in UK cinemas on August 3, while the US gets it on July 6.