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Video: The first Ant-Man really kickstarted what has become a Marvel tradition of de-ageing actors to play their young selves with some impressive VFX. But its recent sequel took that heady fantasy of turning back time to some uncanny levels with its flashback scenes starring Michael Douglas and Michelle Pfeiffer as Hank Pym and Janet Van Dyne — and you can get a glimpse of it in action.

Video: Ant-Man and The Wasp is a delightfully charming movie, and part of that is down to the sheer joy of getting to see Hope Van Dyne suit up as the titular Wasp, one of Marvel’s most iconic female heroes. Not only does Hope play a huge part in the story this time round, she gets to kick major butt — as you’ll see in this exclusive behind-the-scenes snippet.

Most superheroes come prepackaged. Comic book history has long dictated their origins, powers and adversaries, and most superhero movies simply follow suit.

A rare exception comes in the form of Ant-Man and the Wasp’s villain. The character’s origins are muddy and their powers are rather malleable. So director Peyton Reed used those mysteries to craft a mostly new villain perfectly suited to his film.

Ant-Man and the Wasp is a decent movie. It has great action, funny quips, and a giant Hello Kitty Pez dispenser that knocks a guy off his motorcycle.

Unfortunately, I left the theatre disappointed. The movie focused so much on physical feats, both gargantuan and microscopic, that it forgot all about a very specific emotional arc the movie really could have used: A compelling mother-daughter relationship.

We have a very bizarre early look at X-Men: Dark Phoenix’s new comics-inspired uniforms. A wild rumour suggests the Alien franchise could come to television. Plus, more behind-the-scenes on Ant-Man and the Wasp, and both the cast of Arrow and Riverdale discuss prison stints for their respective leads. To me, my spoilers!

Ant-Man and the Wasp was born when director Peyton Reed first saw an early version of Captain America: Civil War.

In that film, Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) is recruited to help Captain America fight Iron Man, and ends up revealing that in addition to shrinking, he can also grow very big.

As audience members, we can see that moment and just kind of enjoy it. But, with a new Ant-Man movie to make, Reed had a completely different thought.

The next season of The Walking Dead is going in a new, less zombie-laden direction. There's drama behind the scenes of the Snowpiercer TV series. The Unbreakable sequel Glass has a poster so cool it's worth mentioning here in the intro. Plus: Quentin Tarantino's Star Trek movie, and the Watchmen TV series. Morning spoilers, ho!