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Ant Man and the Wasp Begins Production Soon

That a Marvel movie is good shouldn’t be much of a surprise anymore. And yet, people doubt it when the film has an odd name, like Ant-Man.  And yet that film was a hit and people were interested in seeing more from those characters.  So the sequel, Ant-man and the Wasp, was green-lit fairly soon after the release of the first film.  That film will begin shooting in just a few months.

At Pinewood studios Atlanta, Ant-man and the Wasp will begin shooting in June.   It will join Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War at the same set of studios.  with all of them shooting at the same place, its likely Marvel is making it easy to work all of their heroes together for their upcoming films.  Smart thinking.

There’s not much on what the plot of the film will be, except that it will feature Hope van Dyne becoming the Wasp.  A few ideas that the first film left open for exploring involve the subatomic dimension, and the retrieval of Janet van Dyne, the original Wasp.  Scott Lang is once again a wanted man (for helping Captain America in Civil War and escaping the Raft prison), so this will likely show the heroes evading authorities, and maintaining their status as criminal-heroes.  There is no word on a villain yet, though many are hoping for Taskmaster. As long as they don’t make the Iron Man mistake and do 2 movies in a row where the villain is an evil version of the hero, they should be ok.

The central cast is returning for the sequel, including OG Ant-Man Michael Douglas, and class clown Michael Pena.  Peyton Reed returns to direct a script that was conceived by Paul Rudd and Adam Mckay. The film is scheduled for a July 6, 2018 release.