Ant-Man and The Wasp Trailer – Hope van Dyne Dons the Suit and Takes Center Stage
First the Black Panther world premiere (with glowing reviews) and now Marvel Studios is keeping up the pressure with the first trailer for Ant-Man and The Wasp. You can’t tell me anyone has a better PR machine when it comes to movies than Marvel Studios. And by putting the spotlight on Evangeline Lilly’s Wasp, Marvel is making sure to make this sequel much bigger (no pun intended) than the first film. Lilly’s Hope van Dyne was a standout in the first movie and many wondered why she didn’t have a larger role (or her own suit). Now, not only is she in the suit but she’s clearly has more upgrades than Scott which is made very clear in this trailer.
Marvel is trying to ride not only the wave of positivity that is sure to come from Black Panther but also the desire to see more female characters getting a spotlight. With Captain Marvel still a year away, Marvel is still behind in having a solo female character film but Ant-Man and The Wasp gives them their first film with a film character as co-lead. With black female characters getting focus on Black Panther, Captain Marvel filming and the rumors of a Black Widow film in development, Marvel Studios is finally filling some of their weaknesses. And in the words of Hope van Dyne from the first Ant-Man film, it’s about damn time.