Ant-Man and The Wasp Will Continue a Groundbreaking Year for Marvel
Ten years and about a billion superhero movies later, Marvel has begun to perfect its formula for these massive, blockbuster genre films. Thor: Ragnarok and the upcoming Black Panther are proof that the Disney-owned property is willing to take risks with form and characters to make this universe all around better.
Now, lesser beloved Marvel hero Ant-Man is getting his own update in the upcoming Ant-Man and the Wasp. This time around, he's joined by Evangeline Lilly's titular Wasp, who steps in as one of the Marvel universe's tragically few female heroes. She's also the first female Marvel hero to get her name in a damn movie title.
Like Paul Rudd's Ant-Man, she has the ability to shrink really small, but also she has some upgrades—like wings and blasters. Between this and Black Panther, this is going to be a major year for Marvel, one that the studio has needed for a long time. Welcome to the future of superhero movies.
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