Since the devastating ending of Avengers: Infinity War fans have been eagerly asking two big questions. The first: Where the hell was Ant-Man? And the Second: How do we even begin to move forward from here? After the first screening of Ant-Man and the Wasp, the sequel to 2015’s Ant-Man, fans will get answers to both of those questions and more. Not only is the movie being heralded as both charming and creative, but it’s meant to tie directly into the events that will take place in the yet to be titled Avengers 4.
The film will see the return of not just Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly as Ant-Man and the Wasp respectively, but Michael Douglas will be reprising his role as Hank Pym as well. Beyond that, it will pick up with Lang right after the events of Captain America: Civil War. Pym, the Wasp, and Ant-Man are set to go on a multi-dimensional adventure to stop Ghost, one of the film’s primary antagonists, and save Hank’s wife Janet from the quantum realm.
While the film will tie into something much bigger, several critics are praising the story for being rather small and self contained, yet still heartwarming and hilarious.
Ant-Man is my favorite Marvel movie. This is the sequel I'd been hoping for. I was grinning from ear to ear from start to finish. Irresistibly good fun. As exciting as it is funny, it locks along nicely and it's visually stunning! #antmanandthewasp pic.twitter.com/7tLSv84ujb
— Simon Thompson (@ShowbizSimon) June 23, 2018
Ant-Man & The Wasp is crazy fun. Very self-contained, but brimming with energy, and full of cool and creative surprises. Super funny, and the entire cast is wonderful. I had a blast! pic.twitter.com/2lCeUGvzHW
— Eric Eisenberg (@eeisenberg) June 23, 2018
Had a blast watching #AntManandtheWasp. It’s super funny, which is its greatest charm. Very personal, small scale story (again) and definitely focused on being light and family friendly. Evangeline Lilly is a badass, and Scott’s daughter Cassie steals the show. Also, ants
Dug the heck out of #AntManAndTheWasp. Clever and charming with lots of heart. It’s a bit exposition heavy, but otherwise a damn delight. One gag had me laughing so hard I was in tears and the post-credits scene is easily one of Marvel’s best.
— Haleigh Foutch (@HaleighFoutch) June 23, 2018
One can only suspect that the “gag” in question involves Michael Pena’s character Luis who was undoubtedly a fan favorite form the first film. Beyond that, Apparently Ant-Man’s daughter Cassie Lang will be playing a bigger role in this film as well. It makes sense that Marvel would work on her character more in Ant-Man and the Wasp, as an adult version of her has been cast in Avengers 4. Giant Girl anyone?
Ant-Man and The Wasp is a lot of fun. At its best when it’s almost an over the top silly comedy, less so when it’s about the comic booky villain driven moments. Some fantastic miniature/maxature action sequences. @realmichaelpena steals the show again.
— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) June 23, 2018
ANT-MAN AND THE WASP is for sure an upgrade from the first film (I didn’t love the first Ant-Man). Lilly’s Wasp has at least the same, or probably more, action scenes than Rudd’s Ant-Man.
Also: Michael Peña has a scene halfway through that brings the house down.
— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) June 23, 2018
Oh yeah, and the post-credits scene is supposed to be the best in the history of the MCU.
#AntManAndTheWasp is cool and all, but the end credit scene is the best part of the whole film and the only thing I can think about right now.
— Kylie Erica Mar (@KylieEricaMar) June 23, 2018