– by Joseph Jammer Medina

If you left Ant-Man having enjoyed the fun heist caper you were treated to, chances are you were hoping for more of the same in the upcoming sequel.

Turns out that won’t be the case. In the past, the film was mentioned in passing as a romantic-comedy endeavor, but some likely expected it would just carry those elements. According to the Russian outlet Kinometro, while at an official Marvel event in Russia, Ant-Man and the Wasp was introduced as “the first rom-com from Marvel,” and this only solidifies previous claims that this would be the case.

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This really seems to confirm that the studio is doubling down on selling this film in this unique way. Of course, Marvel Studios is working hard to ensure that the superhero genre stays fresh, and one way of doing that is exploring other genres in their films, but is a romantic-comedy the best way to go? It’ll certainly be fun and different, that’s for sure.

The romantic-comedy genre is one that, while not quite dead, hasn’t had much momentum since its heyday in the late’90s and early ‘00s. It’ll be interesting to see how the studio blends in the two distinctly different genres.

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SOURCE: Kinometro (via Flickering Myth)

  • Kratos

    uh oh, “muh russia”….if this rom-com angle is legit…i think its entirely possible, maybe even probable that this story– MCU timeline wise– will take place before the events depicted in IW which comes out 2 months prior….and if thats true, then its possible that ant-man + wasp may not even be in the first IW film and won’t show up onscreen until the 2nd part when everyone in the MCU finally comes together to takedown thanos….would also explain ant-mans absence in the trailer.

  • Kronx

    It’s weird. Rom Coms all but vanished after 2012. That’s when the Avengers made $1.5 billion, and streaming services ramped up their game as well.

    It’s like when World of Warcraft came out, and suddenly ever game studio started working on a MMORPG. And time again we played crappy, unfinished games that were pumped out because the studio was hurting for money, only to find the bones of something that would’ve been better as a regular RPG.

    Sorry, just an RPG fan, and WoW did to RPGs what grunge did to metal in the ’90s.

    Wow, further digression…. how bout that Paul Rudd, eh?

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.