Graceful but lethal 'Wasp' joins Marvel forces in new film adventure

Kids at the blown-up ball pit. Samantha Wee Lipana

Kids at the blown-up ball pit. Samantha Wee Lipana

Without a true villain and boasting a surprisingly low death count of zero, Ant-Man and the Wasp is undoubtedly the Marvel Cinematic Universe's (MCU) lightest entry yet. That means Indian fans of this Marvel superhero will have to wait for a week to watch him on the big screen. But it is still significantly higher than the box office debut of the first Ant-Man. Ant-Man and the Wasp is eyeing an $80 million opening weekend haul, which is peanuts compared to the behemoth that is Avengers: Infinity War. Despite the fact that Avengers: Infinity War might still be fresh in our minds, the next Marvel movie is already here.

Having hypothesised, following the events of the first film, that his long-presumed-dead wife may still be alive but trapped in a black-hole-type of space-time limbo dubbed "the quantum realm", scientist Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and daughter Hope (Evangeline Lilly) decide to make the journey to rescue her. The thing about reboots and remakes is that I don't like them in general, period.

Directed by Peyton Reed, Ant-Man and the Wasp sees the return of Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, Michael Pena, T.I, David Dastmalchian, Judy Greer, and Bobby Cannavale. Fans seemed to be most curious about Lilly's work on Lost, while John-Kamen's questions were mostly aimed at her recent work. Cassie herself is still played by the ridiculously charismatic Abby Ryder Fortson, who gives Paul Rudd tit-for-tat in every scene they're in together. This time around he gets injected with a sort of truth serum, causing his rapid fire rambling to span topics ranging from Scott's psychiatric health to his family's love of Morrissey. The fates of all our favorite heroes after Avengers: Infinity War may still be up in the air, but in the meantime, Ant-Man and the Wasp is a welcome distraction.

The Ant-Man and the Wasp character and level pack can be purchased separately on the Xbox and PlayStation stores.

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