Marvel announced the sequel's surprising title, "Ant-Man and the Wasp," as well as the movie's release date — July 6, 2018. "Ant-Man and the Wasp" will arrive right in the middle of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's "Phase 3."
This will be the first Marvel film with a female character in the title. Marvel has come under some criticism for a lack of female-centric movies; their first solo female superhero film, "Captain Marvel," which was slated for July 2018, is now hitting theaters in March 2019.
The addition of the Wasp to the "Ant-Man" sequel title indicates how popular Hope Van Dyne, played by Evangeline Lilly, was. It also hints at her increased importance in the future storyline. In a scene during the end credits, Hope was presented with the Wasp costume by her father, Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas).
Ant-Man himself (Paul Rudd) will appear in "Captain America: Civil War," to pave the way for the character to join the new Avengers team. The sequel's scheduling right after "Avengers: Infinity War - Part 1" leads us to wonder if the Wasp might become part of that crew, too.
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Forced out of his own company by former protégé Darren Cross, Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) recruits the talents of Scott Lang (Paul Rudd), a master thief just released from prison. Lang becomes Ant-Man, trained by Pym and armed with a suit that allows him to shrink in size, possess superhuman strength and control an army of ants. The miniature hero must use his new skills to prevent Cross, also known as Yellowjacket, from perfecting the same technology and using it as a weapon for evil. Read More