Ant-Man and the Wasp – Marvel Studios – Walt Disney Studios – Motion Pictures – Director Peyton Reed – Prod...
Ant-Man and the Wasp – Marvel Studios – Walt Disney Studios – Motion Pictures – Director Peyton Reed – Producers Kevin Feige & Stephen Broussard – Writers Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers, Paul Rudd, Andrew Barrer & Gabriel Ferrari – Creators Stan Lee & Jack Kirby, Larry Lieber & Ernie Hart
Ant-Man and the Wasp is a 2018 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics characters Scott Lang / Ant-Man and Hope van Dyne / Wasp. Produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, it is the sequel to 2015's Ant-Man, and the twentieth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film is directed by Peyton Reed, written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, as well as Paul Rudd, Andrew Barrer, and Gabriel Ferrari.
It stars Rudd as Lang and Evangeline Lilly as Van Dyne, alongside Michael Peña, Walton Goggins, Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, Tip "T.I." Harris, David Dastmalchian, Hannah John-Kamen, Abby Ryder Fortson, Randall Park, Michelle Pfeiffer, Laurence Fishburne, and Michael Douglas. In Ant-Man and the Wasp, the titular pair work with Hank Pym to retrieve Janet van Dyne from the quantum realm.
Talks for a sequel to Ant-Man began shortly after that film was released. Ant-Man and the Wasp was officially announced in October 2015, with Rudd and Lilly returning to reprise their roles. A month later, Reed was officially returning from Ant-Man to direct; he was excited to develop the film from the beginning after joining the first film later in the process, and also to show the introduction of Hope van Dyne as the Wasp in this film, insisting that she and Lang are equals. Filming took place from August to November 2017, at Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Fayette County, Georgia, as well as Metro Atlanta, San Francisco, Savannah, Georgia, and Hawaii.
Ant-Man and the Wasp was released on July 6, 2018 with positive film reviews with praise for its humor and charm, as well as the performances of Rudd and Lilly.