When Marvel announced its Phase 3 films in 2014, Ant-Man and the Wasp was not on the schedule. But thank to the success of the first Ant-Man movie, the tiny heroes are co-headlining their upcoming sequel in just over a week.
However, the MCU isn't the same place it was three years ago, and there are a few new faces joining the cast this time. To get everyone up to speed, SYFY WIRE's latest video is the ultimate primer for Ant-Man and the Wasp. By the end, you'll have everything you need to know to fully enjoy the film.
First, we need to revisit Ant-Man, since it took quite a few liberties with the characters and their comic book counterparts. Hank Pym and Scott Lang weren't that far apart in age when they met in the Marvel Universe, but Hank's history as the original Ant-Man literally goes back decades in this timeline. Hope van Dyne is also new to the canon, although there was a villainous character with the same name in an alternate comic book future. In this world, Hope is the daughter of Hank Pym and Janet van Dyne, who follows in her mother's footsteps as the new Wasp.
Naturally, there's more to Ant-Man and the Wasp's backstory than just the previous film. Scott's misadventures in Captain America: Civil War are also covered in detail while setting up his status quo for the sequel. And if you're curious about the latest characters to join the Ant-Man and the Wasp cast, we've got you covered there as well.
You can check out the full video below! Ant-Man and the Wasp hits theaters on Friday, July 6.