Ant-Man and the Wasp Trailer Breakdown - Evangeline Lilly and Paul Rudd

This shot appears to be in the same lab where that aforementioned Quantum Realm vehicle is spotted. But what are Scott and Hope looking at? Since it looks like there are tears in Hope’s eyes, maybe this is the moment that Hank has brought back her mother Janet after being gone for nearly her entire life. That would be enough to make any daughter cry.

Ant-Man and the Wasp Trailer Breakdown

It looks like one of the popular new methods of combat will be using little Pym Tech pellets to grow and/or shrink items while throwing them at enemies. Here in a kitchen fight, the Wasp throws a salt shaker and makes it grow to a giant size to stop some thugs from making an escape.

Ant-Man and the Wasp Trailer Breakdown - Drumming Ant

Uhhhh, what the fuck is happening here? The first Ant-Man was a little goofier than the Marvel movies we’ve come to expect, but then Thor: Ragnarok went full sci-fi comedy. Now it looks like that has freed up the Ant-Man franchise to get a little silly, too. That’s a giant person-sized ant playing with an electronic drum kit. Is this some kind of funny dream sequence, or is there a giant ant who has learned to play the drums in this movie?

We know it’s Cassie’s pet ant from the end of the first movie, but why it has become like this we have no idea. But it is wearing Scott’s house arrest anklet, showing us how he tricks the authorities into thinking he’s home when he’s really out causing trouble.

Ant-Man and the Wasp Trailer Breakdown - Ant-Man and Flying Ant

If you were a little upset to see Scott’s trusty ant Antony take a bullet in the first movie, it looks like he has a new friend to ride around on. But he might not be around for long since a seagull comes out of nowhere and forces him to jump off. It’s probably best not to get too attached to these ants. Plus, there are millions of them everywhere, so Scott will never be short of another ant pal to help out.

Ant-Man and the Wasp Trailer Breakdown - Ant-Man in the Quantum Realm

Meanwhile, in what appears to be another shot from the Quantum Realm, Ant-Man is floating in some darker space as something swoops by him. Whatever flies past him is a blur, but there’s the distinct presence of a body with wings. Maybe this is where we finally see that Janet van Dyne is still alive. Also, if you look at that Ant-Man suit, it appears to be an older model (notice the tubes going from the helmet to the back). Maybe this isn’t Scott in the Quantum Realm, and instead it’s Hank Pym in his original Ant-Man suit looking for his wife. But more on that possibility later.

Ant-Man and the Wasp Trailer Breakdown

Later in the trailer, Scott ducks so Hope can grow and leap off his back to deliver a devastating kick to Ghost, who appears to be inside the Pym lab. Could this be after she has just gained her new abilities, or is this part of the finale fight?

Ant-Man and the Wasp Trailer Breakdown

Remember that shrunken building that everyone seems to be after? It looks like it grows back to normal size at a rather inconvenient location: in the middle of a street. That’s going to be hard to explain to the authorities and it’s probably going to be rather confusing for the people in the vicinity as well.

Ant-Man and the Wasp Trailer Breakdown

At a quick glance, this is just a shot of Ant-Man and the Wasp beating up some bad guy. But if you look closer, it looks like this isn’t the Ant-Man and the Wasp from modern day. If you look at that Ant-Man suit, it has the tubes going from the helmet to the back, indicating it’s an older model. More than likely, this is Hank Pym as Ant-Man, and he appears to be taking out a foreign soldier of some kind.

Ant-Man and the Wasp Trailer Breakdown

Further supporting that theory is the fact that the Wasp comes out of nowhere to slam the soldier down on the ground from the air. And if you look at her suit, that’s not the one Evangeline Lilly is wearing in the rest of the trailer. Instead, it looks an awful lot like the one Janet was wearing before she went sub atomic into a missile in order to disarm it in a flashback sequence from the first movie. This is likely another flashback sequence showing us more of what happened during this mission.

Ant-Man and the Wasp Trailer Breakdown

Back in the present day, we get a vibe for just how dangerous Ghost’s powers can be. She leaps through a driving SUV on the street to kick an armed man off his motorcycle. Who is that guy, though? Why is Ghost dispatching with him in broad daylight like that?

Ant-Man and the Wasp Trailer Breakdown

A shot of Luis later in the trailer takes us back to the chase involving Hank Pym’s building. The question is whether this is after they’ve gotten the building back, or if this is before it gets taken. Either way, Luis is scared out of his mind and he’s pretty shocked by all the shrinking that’s going on, especially since he’s inside one of the vehicles that shrinks.

Ant-Man and the Wasp Trailer Breakdown

Finally, we go to the office of Bill Foster, played by Laurence Fishburne. He’s an old colleague of Hank Pym’s, but we’re not sure why the crew needs his help. Clearly these three are on the lam, with Scott and Hope wearing super inconspicuous hats to hide their faces. But what can Foster help them with?

Ant-Man and the Wasp Trailer Breakdown - Laurence Fishburne as Bill Foster

Foster worked with Pym on his Ant-Man technology, but it appears that he was more focused on growing. The project was Goliath, and he grew to 21 feet. But Scott blows that out of the water by growing to 65 feet, which impresses Foster quite a bit.

Ant-Man and the Wasp Trailer Breakdown

Will Giant-Man grow to be even bigger than he was in Captain America: Civil War? I’m not great with eyeballing measurements, so I’m not sure if the size he appears to be in this photo is bigger than he was at the airport in Germany, but he’s certainly surprising some people on that ferry in the bay.


That’s all for our Ant-Man and the Wasp trailer breakdown. Funnily enough, we’re still mostly in the dark when it comes to some of the story at the center of this Marvel sequel. We’re not really sure what Ghost is up to as the villain, but it seems like a big part of this movie will have to do with the Quantum Realm.

But an even bigger question is whether this will have any ties to Avengers: Infinity War. It seems like the movie mostly takes place between Captain America: Civil War and Infinity War. However, my money is on this taking place concurrently with Infinity War, and there’s a moment when our characters are in the Quantum Realm for a time, perhaps keeping them safe from the actions of Thanos in the final act. Then, when they re-emerge from the Realm, they have to deal with the ramifications of Thanos snapping his fingers.

We’ve got a little over two months before Ant-Man and the Wasp hits theaters, so hopefully we’ll hear a little more about how this movie ties into Infinity War before then. Otherwise, we’ll be in theaters when Ant-Man and the Wasp arrives on July 6, 2018.

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