Ant-Man and the Wasp is probably not the marvel film that is currently high on your radar. This does not undermine the film, but right now people see more of Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War on the horizon. Marvel’s decision to release an Ant-Man sequel just two months after the release of their biggest Avengers film to date brings a lot of interest. Not only because of timeline continuity and how the certain events will lead into others, but also having to do with audience portions. Releasing a smaller more personal and family tied romantic comedy right after a huge dark team up blockbuster will truly show the studios’ range. This Ant-Man sequel will soon reveal itself to be the desert to the marvel main course of 2018. With it being released just a few weeks before SDCC this year, there are only a few opportunities for Marvel to showcase and try to sell the film. The Consumer Technology Association is currently holding the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week in Las Vegas, Nevada. The studio took to this technology and innovation based convention to highlight the new tech from leads Scott Lang and Hope Van Dyne from the upcoming sequel.
When I said tech I of course meant their new costumes. The studio has given us some official photos of the actors in costume, but these displays give us far more detail to examine. Sometimes you can find the more intricate characteristics and details when you have full costumes available without studio lighting. The Ant-Man suit seen above seems to combine the best elements from both suits seen in the first film and Civil War. The chest area seems to have replaced the gray colors that the CW suit had and replaced it with all black and red. The helmet is almost identical to the CW suit but it features the two red stripes from the first film. The utility belt from the first film has also returned with some slight modifications. Lang also seems to be rocking some new gauntlets.
The new Wasp suit is what people will probably be more excited to finally see in action on the big screen. Some have had premature criticisms claiming that it features too much black leather and not enough gold like the comic counter part. The display here does prove that there is plenty of gold all around the entire suit, but it is not as bright or noticeable depending on the lighting. It may be easy to confuse as being all black in a dark environment. The visor on her helmet does also seem to be yellow or gold. The back also reveals how Hope’s wings will be placed when not in use. Her back piece almost looks like a small light weight jet pack, but you can still tell that she has wasp wings in place. Seeing the back wing piece in action is sure to be a visual treat.
The final piece of art revealed is sure to spark some of your interest. One thing to notice is that the Pym Labs logo has stepped up to be the main hero symbol for the series. The yellow and red colors of the main title logo will also surely be prominent on all promotion for the film. Lastly, you may be asking yourself who that little robot fellow hanging around is? The folks who recovered these photos over at MCU Exchange confirmed that the official convention website has no information on who this mascot is. Can this be our first look at a character not yet introduced in the MCU? His inclusion in the banner does seem a bit odd considering his more cartoon like design. However, he is rocking a yellow belt that fits with the color scheme. The site mentions that he looks like a sleeker version of H.E.R.B.I.E from the Fantastic Four comics. Even though Disney has bought 21st Century Fox- I would not look too deeply into this observation. If this is some sort of new A.I character- we should get official information sometime soon.
Source: MCU Exchange
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Ant-Man and the Wasp releases on July 6th
Ant-Man and the Wasp – As Scott Lang balances being both a Super Hero and a father, Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym present an urgent new mission that finds the Ant-Man fighting alongside The Wasp to uncover secrets from their past.
Directed by Peyton Reed and starring Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, and Michelle Pfeiffer.