Ant-Man and the Wasp made a splash at Marvel Studios’ San Diego Comic-Con panel!
Up until now, details on Ant-Man and the Wasp had been kept tightly under wraps. But, for the past few weeks, director Peyton Reed has been teasing some big announcements. Those reveals finally arrived at San Diego Comic-Con. And although the cast and crew could not be at the event due to the start of filming, the news did not disappoint.
Marvel Studios opened their panel with a recap of the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise from none other than Paul Rudd and Michael Peña. If you’re an Ant-Man fan, you probably have a good idea of how that went. This led to the reveal of the movie’s official logo and a good look at Hope Van Dyne’s Wasp costume:
Panel attendees were also treated to a quick snippet of pre-visual footage from the film, which went over quite well.
Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige then talked to the fans and revealed some casting news. The two biggest casting announcements of the night came in the form of actress Michelle Pfeiffer as Janet Van Dyne (the original Wasp) and Laurence Fishburne as Dr. Bill Foster. Fans no doubt know that Foster was the superhero Goliath in the comics.
We also learned actress Hannah John-Kamen, who was previously reported to have snagged a role, will play a villain named The Ghost. She’ll be joined by Walton Goggins, who will play another antagonist by the name of Sonny Burch. Randall Park, who was also reported to have joined the film, was confirmed as Agent Jimmy Woo.
Sometime after the panel, Marvel Studios lead artist Andy Park also revealed a stunning new poster for the film:
Marvel Studios really spilled the beans on this upcoming sequel, and based on fan response, it was definitely the right move.
The casting news is probably the most exciting part of all. Michelle Pfeiffer is an excellent choice as Janet Van Dyne and she’s also, of course, no stranger to the superhero genre. The same can be said of Laurence Fishburne.
We still don’t know what the exact plot of the film is. But, based on these announcements and concept art alone, it seems like it’s sure to be quite a spectacle.
Ant-Man and the Wasp hits theaters on July 6, 2018.