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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