– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Well, here we are. It’s the beginning of 2018, and we have three Marvel Studios films on the horizon. What’s more, January hasn’t even ended, and we have solid trailers for all three: Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, and now Ant-Man & The Wasp, as of this morning.

The new film takes place after the events in Captain America: Civil War, with Scott Lang paying for his involvement with the superhero-gone-war-criminal. The FBI has him under house arrest (at least at the beginning), and after some unknown events, ends up on the road with Hope Van Dyne and Hank Pym.

If you enjoyed the tone of that first film, then it looks like this one has it in spades, but with a whole lot more action. From the car chases shown and the hand-to-hand combat, it looks like it will once again capitalize on the size-changing aspects of these characters, which is a great thing.

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Marvel Studios has been billing this one as more of a romantic-comedy, but to be frank, this trailer doesn’t sell it as much, and perhaps that’s for the best. As it stands, despite there being no heist, still retains that similar feel, and just amps things up. All in all, a solid first trailer.

Below is the official synopsis for Ant-Man and the Wasp:

“From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes Ant-Man and the Wasp, a new chapter featuring heroes with the astonishing ability to shrink. In the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War, Scott Lang grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside the Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from the past.”

What I find most interesting here is that there was no reason to show this trailer yet. With Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War on the way, they could have waited until the end of February, but in releasing it now, it’s almost as though they’re laying the groundwork for the year, saying, “This is what Marvel fans can look forward to in 2018.”

But that’s just my opinion. What did you think of the Ant-Man and the Wasp trailer? Let us know your thoughts down below.

Ant-Man and the Wasp hits theaters on July 6, 2018.

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SOURCE: Marvel

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.