Ant-Man and the Wasp

Ant-Man and the Wasp Red Carpet: David Hasselhoff texts with Stan Lee, and other fun stuff we learned

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Jun 25, 2018

The cast and the crew of Marvel's Ant-Man and The Wasp hit the streets of Hollywood in a big way on Monday night for the World Premiere. Stars Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly were in attendance, in addition to plenty of other familiar faces from throughout the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Here are a few fun moments we enjoyed from the red carpet, all of which you can watch below.

Laurence Fishburne joins the MCU in Ant-Man and The Wasp as Dr. Bill Foster, and since he's a self-admitted huge Marvel fan, it's been a long time coming. On the red carpet, the veteran actor talked about some of his favorite Marvel comics characters like The Avengers, The X-Men, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist. So of course, he's been enjoying all of the Marvel Netflix shows. And if he could be any other Marvel character? He said he'd choose the villain Galactus.

Ben Byron Davis plays Agent Burleigh, one of the men charged with surveying Scott Lang's house arrest in Ant-Man and The Wasp, but in real life, he'd probably grab a selfie with Ant-Man because he is also a huge Marvel fan. On the red carpet, he said he remembers the exact issue he read when he was 12-years-old and became a Marvel fan. It was The Amazing Spider-Man #252, when our hero dons the black suit, just in case you wanna go pick it up.

Every Marvel red carpet features other MCU members, like David Hasselhoff, who appeared in Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2. Hasselhoff stopped by the carpet and dropped some fun tidbits, like the fact that he texts with Stan Lee. Yes, he keeps in touch with The Man himself. Let's just all imagine what their texts are like. Also, if Hoff had to choose a partner in the MCU to team up with, it'd be Groot.

All night long, "Family" was the buzzword on the red carpet. From Hasselhoff mentioning how his daughters encouraged him to join the MCU to Paul Rudd recounting how his own relationship with his children informed his character, Ant-Man and The Wasp is clearly all about family. Michael Douglas (who plays Hank Pym) had a pretty sweet moment with director Peyton Reed's mom on the carpet, telling her she should be proud of how great her son is. Cue the "awwwws."

S.H.I.E.L.D. did their job and kept spoilers on lockdown, but all will be known when Ant-Man and The Wasp races into theaters July 6. And stay tuned for SYFY WIRE's own red carpet interviews from the carpet in the next couple of days.