The trailer for Ant-Man and the Wasp, the sequel to Paul Rudd’s 2015 solo MCU debut, gives us a great look at Evangeline Lilly as the Wasp, as well as some hints about the baddies Scott and Hope will be facing. But let’s be honest, most of us are here for all the crap that gets bigger and smaller. So, here’s a collection of all the size-defying shenanigans in this debut teaser.
This shot is from Captain America: Civil War, but I figured if I didn’t include it someone would ask me why. So here you go… it’s a chrome-tinted flashback!
When Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) goes on the lam, he doesn’t just grab a laptop or flash drive to preserve his research… he takes the whole damn building! Converts it into a lovely carry-on. However, I’m really hoping no one was inside when he did it.
Scott Lang (Rudd) has to conjure up some winged transportation to keep up with the Wasp. Definitely looks like a winged ant to me, which could mean Ant-Man gets a new pal after losing Ant-thony in the first film.
The trailer indicates a high-speed chase right around the time when Hank Pym goes to pick up his building. It starts with Hope (Lilly) shrinking down her car to the size of a matchbox in order to evade the armed pursuers…
… then, holy hell!
We can see Sonny Burch (Walton Goggins), holding Hank’s miniaturised building in his quivering arms, shrinking away from from Ant-Man’s giant gaze. Sonny is the chairman of Cross Technologies, and presumably assumed control after Darren Cross (maybe?) died in the first film.
We get a couple of shots showing the Wasp in action, and it’s all fantastic. She might not have taken up the superhero mantle when Scott Lang did, but she’s clearly a master of the technology… with fighting skills to boot.
How many people could run on a goddamn knife? Get it, girl.
Tiny Tardigrades! Also, a closer look at a ship seen earlier in the trailer. No confirmation what it is, but I imagine it’s a Fantastic Voyage-esque vessel that can make travel to, and through, the Quantum Realm easier. But who cares… it’s Tiny Tardigrades!
And finally, we close on our newest duo, the Wasp and Ant-Man. I’m really excited to see what Lilly brings to the sequel, since the original Ant-Man was fine but somewhat forgettable. It will also be great to see how this film factors into Marvel’s multiverse, as well as the overall future of its Cinematic Universe. Ant-Man and the Wasp comes out July 5. No carry-on buildings allowed.