There are dozens of things happening at once in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but one film we're definitely excited for is "Ant-Man and the Wasp," opening almost exactly one year from now.
Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Peña, David Dastmalchian, and Michael Douglas are returning to their "Ant-Man" roles, and it has now been confirmed that "Fresh Off the Boat" and "Veep" star Randall Park will be joining them, in the role of S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Jimmy Woo.
Tracking Board first shared the news, adding that another new character -- played by Hannah John-Kamen -- still remains a mystery.
The plot is still a mystery too, but we know it'll feature Paul Rudd's title character, aka Scott Lang, with Evangeline Lilly stepping up to share top billing as the Wasp, aka Hope van Dyne. Lilly is also confirmed to be returning for "Avengers 4."
Back in February, Michael Douglas confirmed his return as Dr. Hank Pym, and also revealed that filming would start in July 2017 (aka right around now) for the July 2018 release date.
Peyton Reed directed 2015's "Ant-Man" and he's also returning for the sequel, which is scheduled to open July 6, 2018.
Speaking of Paul Rudd's Scott Lang/Ant-Man, he's still busy filming "Avengers: Infinity War," which opens May 4, 2018, two months before "Ant-Man and the Wasp":
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Scott Lang is grappling with the consequences of his choices as both a superhero and a father. Approached by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym, Lang must once again don the Ant-Man suit and fight alongside the Wasp. The urgent mission soon leads to secret revelations from the past as the dynamic duo finds itself in an epic battle against a powerful new enemy. Read More
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