There was some serious Ant-Man and The Wasp news at San Diego Comic Con over the weekend, as they had the somewhat difficult task of opening the Marvel Panel. Instead of going down the usual route of a highlight reel, Paul Rudd and Michael Pena hosted a montage of the cinematic story so far – in their typical dry and humorous fashion. So, what did we learn? Turns out, quite a lot.
First of all, Paul Rudd played the part like the comedy genius that he is. Taking a bit of inspiration from Deadpool, the montage featured plenty of references from outside the Marvel/Ant-Man universe; including a photo of Iron Man’s Robert Downey Jr. as Charlie Chaplin. You know, as you do. Seems like Marvel may continue in their breaking-the-fourth-wall fashion that proved so popular with Deadpool.
One of the best parts of the montage was their tongue-in-cheek references to the patriarchy seen in superhero films. Turns out that Rudd and Pena had been putting together the history in order to convince Michelle Pfeiffer to play Janet Van Dyne (the original Wasp), to which she said it sounded like one big ‘sausage fest’ (mega LOLs). Evangeline Lily (who is playing Hope Van Dyne, the new Wasp) also endorsed Pfeiffer’s feelings on the matter. Yeah, girl power!
Along with the announcement of Pfeiffer’s role in the new movie, there was a villain thrown into the mix as well. Turns out, Ghost (to be played by Hannah John-Kamen) will be making an appearance as a villain in Ant-Man and The Wasp, although we’re still unsure whether she’ll be the main foe.
To top it all off, we caught a glimpse of this rather epic poster released exclusively for SDCC:
Overall, you could say, it went rather well for Ant-Man and The Wasp at Comic Con. As filming kicked off this month, we’re on tenterhooks for new goss and trailers as they come.