Fresh in the wake of Evangeline Lilly’s recent reveal of an all-new poster for Ant-Man and the Wasp comes today’s hot-off-the-reels movie trailer from Marvel — and after watching it, we’ve gotta admit: entomology has never had us so hyped.
If you’ve been bitten with a need to know more about the direction series newcomers Michelle Pfeiffer (as Janet van Dyne) and Hannah John-Kamen (as Ghost) will take the franchise, the trailer will scratch that itch — up to a point, at least.
Don’t expect Marvel to shake the nest too much by venturing into spoiler territory, but at least we have a better idea of how Janet will appear, as well as how the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first female Ghost will phase her way into villainy.
We know Janet has a major role to play in the new film, even though her fate is still mysterious following her disappearance into the quantum realm, where she took the tiny route to successfully disarm a Soviet nuclear missile during a 1980s standoff with Hank Pym protégé turned villain Darren Cross (Yellowjacket).
Speculation about where Janet will turn up — and how Marvel might incorporate her — has been around ever since 2015's Ant-Man. Even though a few hints have started to trickle out — including a suggestion that she could show up in the sequel to Avengers: Infinity War — we're hopeful that Ant-Man and the Wasp will answer some of those questions before it raises new ones.
Ghost carries familiar elements from the comics, too, but remains a much more mysterious character — not only because Marvel has shifted the role into one written from the ground up for a woman, but also because Ghost has a mysterious and incomplete comic book backstory in the first place. Here she seems to have some major ties to the Quantum realm, and — once again — Pym got robbed.
With Infinity War swarming theaters for a long global run and a new Ant-Man trailer to remind us that the MCU isn’t about to cocoon itself into obscurity anytime soon, it looks like it’s going to be a long, hot, and Marvel-ously buzzy summer. Ant-Man and the Wasp wings its way into theaters beginning July 6.