The Marvel Cinematic Universe is in a fascinating place right now. Cinephiles and Marvel fans alike had to take their jaws off the floor after the events of Avengers: Infinity War, as we watched a ton of characters fall in Thanos’ quest to wipe out half the galaxy. The next installment in the MCU is Ant-Man and The Wasp, which should have a significantly lighter tone. The pressure was is on for Marvel to deliver yet another hit in the wake of Infinity War, and now Ant-Man’s sequel has screened for the first time. The internet went ablaze with initial reactions, which all seem to be very positive. Just ask CinemBlend’s Eric Eisenberg.
Much like Peyton Reed’s first Marvel movie, Ant-Man and The Wasp looks like it’s going to keep audiences laughing throughout Scott Lang’s first adventure with a partner. Much like its titular heroes, the sequel is small in scale, but that’s a self-contained and purposeful choice.
Another reason folks are celebrating Ant-Man and The Wasp is because of the film’s post-credits scene. While keeping spoiler-free, CinemaBlend’s Conner Schwerdtfeger maintained the upcoming credits scenes are some of the shared universe’s best.
Collider’s Haleigh Foutch also praised Ant-Man and The Wasp‘s post credits scenes, as well as the overall film. While these teases about those credits scenes are enough to get most Marvel fans excited, it’s also good to know that film stands on its own two feet regardless.
Of course, most fans are going to hope that the events of Ant-Man and The Wasp offer some explanations in the wake of Thanos’ finger snap of death from Infinity War. But it turns out the film doesn’t go there, although smart money says those already infamous post-credits scenes will do some set up forAvengers 4.
Comedy is obviously at the heart of the Ant-Man franchise, as Paul Rudd is given the chance to showcase his signature charm and comedic timing as a superhero. Ant-Man and The Wasp apparently has this in spades, as all the early buzz is about how laugh out loud funny the sequel is. In particular, there seems to be one sequence that is reducing people to tears.
Now the question is: what could that scene be? Peyton Reed has crafted a bonkers and quirky world for the film’s heroes to function within, and it seems like there is on visual gag off limit for the Ant-Man franchise. The Wraps’s Phil Owen claims that the upcoming sequel went as full tilt as Doctor Strange, which presumably means that the Quantum Realm is going to have some trippy visuals.
While early buzz for Ant-Man and The Wasp seems to be overwhelmingly positive, you can judge for yourself in just a few weeks. Peyton Reed’s sequel will arrive in theaters on July 6, 2018. In the meantime, check out our 2018 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.
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