Ant-Man and the Wasp set pic teases clever nod to recent comic run

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Aug 14, 2017, 3:23 PM EDT

Along with the big-screen debut of Scott Lang in 2015’s Ant-Man, Marvel launched an excellent comic run from Nick Spencer and Roman Rosanas to tell some stories with the character on the page — and it looks like Ant-Man and the Wasp will feature a clever nod to the comics.

The Astonishing Ant-Man comic run found Scott trying (and often failing) to get his life on track by opening a security company, using his expertise as a thief and superhero to keep things safe. He hires a few semi-reformed D-list villains to help, and hilarity ensues. A key piece of his business strategy was the Ant-Van, which he used to promote Ant-Man Security Solutions. A new set pic from production of Ant-Man and the Wasp has leaked out, showing the film could feature a bit of an homage to the ol’ Ant-Van.

The set pic shows the van from the first film refashioned with a logo: X-Con Security Consultants. It’s not as on the nose as putting Ant-Man in the business name (though we dig that “ex-con” joke), but it works. We don't know much of anything about the plot for Ant-Man and the Wasp, but Scott’s going to need a day job, right? Why not pull some threads from Spencer’s successful run (and maybe a few misadventures to boot)?

Ant-Man and the Wasp stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hannah John-Kamen, Michael Douglas, and Walton Goggins. It’s set for release on July 6, 2018.

(Via Reddit)