Early reactions for Peyton Reed’s Ant-Man and The Wasp are now online. The upcoming film is a sequel to Reed’s 2015 film Ant-Man, which introduced Paul Rudd’s titular superhero Scott Lang into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as well as Evangeline Lilly’s Hope van Dyne, aka the Wasp. While the first movie focused primarily on Lang’s journey and him becoming the shrinking-superhero, the sequel takes the story in a different direction by making Lilly’s Wasp a starring character and telling a story that will connect directly to Avengers 4.
Just like how the first Ant-Man movie followed the release of Joss Whedon’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, this year’s Ant-Man and The Wasp is the first Marvel movie to release post-Avengers: Infinity War. But, while Ant-Man 2 does tie into Avengers 3, it actually takes place prior to the events of Anthony and Joe Russo’s blockbuster film. Furthermore, the sequel sees Michelle Pfeiffer and Lawrence Fishburne join the fold as Janet van Dyne/Wasp and Bill Foster/Goliath, respectively, along with Hannah John-Kamen as the titular villain, Ghost.
Disney and Marvel Studios held the first press screenings for Ant-Man and The Wasp today, and now the first batch of social media reactions from those screenings have flooded online. You can check out the spoiler free reactions from below.
In a surprise to no one @MrPeytonReed's #AntManAndTheWasp is a ton of fun and had the crowd laughing beginning to end. @MarvelStudios has yet another winner. @Kevfeige makes it look so easy when we all know what he's done is next to impossible. pic.twitter.com/coixY7LG40
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) June 23, 2018
Ant-Man & The Wasp…actually ruled???? I’m shocked. I really really dug it.
— Meg 🔪 Downey (@rustypolished) June 23, 2018
— Brandon Davis (@BrandonDavisBD) June 23, 2018
…Don’t go in expecting to get answers to questions from Infinity War. The movie is mostly a stand alone film, even more so than the first one. That said, you’re stupid if you don’t stay in your seat for the credits, more so than a lot of Marvel films.
— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) June 23, 2018
Ant-Man & The Wasp is crazy fun. Very self-contained, but brimming with energy, and full of cool and creative surprises. Super funny, and the entire cast is wonderful. I had a blast! pic.twitter.com/2lCeUGvzHW
— Eric Eisenberg (@eeisenberg) June 23, 2018
#AntManAndTheWasp is cool and all, but the end credit scene is the best part of the whole film and the only thing I can think about right now.
— Kylie Erica Mar (@KylieEricaMar) June 23, 2018
What a year for Marvel! Absolutely loved #AntManAndTheWasp. Stellar ensemble and the humor is spot on. (Laughed myself to tears during one sequence!) The tech is used to great effect yet again. Unique, highly entertaining ride I can’t wait to go on again.
— Perri Nemiroff (@PNemiroff) June 23, 2018
Ant-Man and the Wasp = almost Doctor Strange levels of wacky. Also AAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. To sum up: 👍👍
— Phil Owen (@philrowen) June 23, 2018
Ant-Man is my favorite Marvel movie. This is the sequel I'd been hoping for. I was grinning from ear to ear from start to finish. Irresistibly good fun. As exciting as it is funny, it locks along nicely and it's visually stunning! #antmanandthewasp pic.twitter.com/7tLSv84ujb
— Simon Thompson (@ShowbizSimon) June 23, 2018
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