Published: Wed, May 02, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Drew Collins

'Ant-Man and The Wasp' trailer finally explains 'Infinity War' absence

'Ant-Man and The Wasp' trailer finally explains 'Infinity War' absence

Starring Paul Rudd as Ant-Man, Evangeline Lilly as The Wasp, as well as Michael Douglas, Michael Pena, and Michelle Pfieffer, Ant-Man And The Wasp arrives in United Kingdom cinemas on 3 August. If you haven't seen the film, surely you've noticed that Ant-Man and The Wasp were missing from nearly all the promotional footage, including the trailers. It's safe to say that most people have seen Avengers: Infinity War by now and know of its rather grim ending. That mark beat the one set by "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" for the highest opening weekend ever, the Associated Press reports.

Avengers: Infinity War has been in theaters for less than a week, but the next Marvel movie is only two months from release. The previous global opening record was "The Fate of the Furious" at $541.9 million.

Ant-Man and the Wasp takes place in the midst of the drama that's unfolding in Avengers: Infinity War, which may explain why the sometimes-tiny heroes weren't in Marvel's latest film. Evangeline Lilly kicks some ass as The Wasp, and it should be fun to see the dynamic between Lilly and Rudd as they begin working together.

Also new to the cast are Lawrence Fishburne, a former cohort of Michael Douglas's Hank Pym (the original Ant-Man), and Walton Goggins, whose role in the story is still a mystery.

'Ant-Man and The Wasp' trailer finally explains 'Infinity War' absence

Ant-Man and The Wasp is directed by Peyton Reed and produced by Kevin Feige. In the previous film, Ant-Man briefly entered the Quantum Realm, and narrowly escaped, something they all believed was impossible.

In case you missed it, here's the first trailer. Is it going on during Avengers: Infinity War? Early in the trailer he exacts some revenge on a bad guy in a vehicle crash scene filmed at Forsyth and Marietta streets downtown.

So this Ant-Man movie probably won't have a whole lot to do with Infinity War, and most likely won't require that anyone see anything other than Ant-Man and Captain America: Civil War to see and understand it.

Like this: