With the exception of the Avengers films, Marvel Studios has done a pretty good job of ensuring that the other franchises have a pretty strong focus on their titular heroes. Iron Man movies are all about Iron Man, and even the most recent Thor movie had a hefty focus on Thor, even with the Hulk present. This year’s Ant-Man and the Wasp will be quite the change in this regard.
It won’t be a film with just one protagonist, but two. Of course, the film is a sequel to 2015’s Ant-Man, which had Scott Lang as the lead and Hope Van Dyne as a supporting character, but do they plan on going all-in on Ant-Man and the Wasp having two co-leads? That seems to have been the main goal, according to director Peyton Reed.
“It was important to me, in this movie called Ant-Man and the Wasp, that she’s not a supporting character,” he told Empire. “She’s a lead character. She’s become a fully-formed hero.”
If that first trailer is any indication, then yes, Evangeline Lilly’s Wasp will be quite the formidable co-lead indeed. While Ant-Man is the first namesake of the film, she is the one who originally wanted to take on the suit, and the one with the most training in general. With her parents both at the forefront of this story, I’m sure there will be plenty of content to cover on her end.
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