But it turns out that the most terrifying thing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is. The villain problem is brought back, after two competent, well rounded ones in Black Panther and Avengers Infinity War. But as Reed told Bustle on the Atlanta-based set during production last summer, the highly-anticipated Ant-Man sequel actually has closer tie-ins with Captain America: Civil War than the latest Avengers film. It was surreal, to say the least. Introduced in 1962's Tales to Astonish 38, Egghead famously went head to head with Hank Pym by trying to turn an army of ants again him. For people who like to go through, frame-by-frame, there was a little silhouette of Janet, as The Wasp, in there, which is a big story element in this movie.
If the San Francisco-set movie begins right before Infinity War, there is the possibility that they could intersect. Will I buy this movie? Ant-Man and the Wasp was officially announced in October 2015, with Rudd and Lilly returning to reprise their roles. Paul, how was it to channel Michelle Pfeiffer? I really dig quantum physics. Filming took place from August to November 2017, at Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Fayette County, Georgia, as well as Metro Atlanta, San Francisco, Savannah, Georgia, and Hawaii. Image via Marvel Studios Evangeline, what was your favorite part of that wonderful fight sequence in the kitchen, and what did you most enjoy about getting to play Hope and The Wasp in this film? The first time around, we were still modulating. So, it felt as if we had a little bit more freedom to play into the humor. The comic book giant is notoriously strict about keeping all secrets and potential spoilers under lock and key, and for good reason.
Scott has been on house arrest for the past two years to make good with the government in the post-Sokovia Accords world, and as such the sequel sees him on fairly rocky ground with Hope Lilly and Hank Douglas. Sure, there were a few jokes thrown in, none of which actually made me laugh, so you can scratch comedic off the list. So, I guess you can scratch that off the list, too. That was probably the biggest challenge. Are any of you competent and proficient, when it comes to explaining quantum theory in the Quantum Realm? So, if you can warp it, then you can warp size.
Marvel superheroes face everything from death-obsessed robots to hailstorms of bullets to Infinity Stone-wielding aliens on an almost daily basis. But we'll have to wait to see if that happens when the Ant-Man sequel officially hits theaters this weekend. I never felt the urge to root for the heroes or cheer for their accomplishments, as opposed to a Captain America movie or even a Thor one. They buy me in the role. Be aware that there are some spoilers discussed. Overall, it was just, ok. Starr is the alter ego of Marvel's dome-headed Egghead.
The cast list tips Gotham's Michael Cerveris to play Starr, and there is no denying that he has the look for the role. How did you and director Peyton Reed approach this, not only as the sequel to Ant-Man, but as a sequel to Captain America: Civil War? It had no real point per say. In Ant-Man and the Wasp, the titular pair work with Hank Pym to retrieve Janet van Dyne from the quantum realm. Trailers have teased Ghost as the duo's biggest problem, but it now looks as if Egghead will also have a presence in the film. Hank Pym present an urgent new mission that finds the Ant-Man fighting alongside The Wasp to uncover secrets from their past.
Her parents are both superheroes and she was rearing to get in that suit, for an entire film, and we never got there. Pretty normal for a Marvel film. Since Paul Rudd helped to write the first movie and now this movie, do you feel that he gives himself all of the good lines, or does he also give everyone else as many good lines? So it shouldn't come as a surprise to hear that the , the next major superhero mashup. There are things that Peyton has put in there, but where and how they pay off, in the near term and in the long term, remains to be seen. Peyton, what was the most daunting sequence you had to do for this? Well, let's just say the quantum this and quantum that pretty much sums up 99% of the movie's script.
But the lengths to which they'll go to avoid risking having all of Marvel security come after them is pretty shocking. Once you discover that, then you know that matter is kinetic and matter is displacing, all the time, and if it can be displaced, it can be warped. Thankfully, the city of San Francisco was so cooperative. No outstanding roles or anything. It's also possible Marvel Studios has been trolling fans again with its marketing campaign, and that Egghead will be the real villain of the movie. Talks for a sequel to Ant-Man began shortly after that film was released.
Hank Pym Michael Douglas and Hope van Dyne Evangeline Lilly need Scott to put on the suit again and help them uncover the truth of whether or not Janet Michelle Pfeiffer could still be alive in the Quantum Realm. We even made them choose between being best friends with Luis Michael Peña and Baby Groot Vin Diesel , so you know things got tough. I tip my cap to them. Image via Marvel Studios What were the street closure situations like, in order to be able to pull that off? Nothing great about it, but, it certainly wasn't Billy Owens either. With some fans left confused why an obscure villain like Ghost was chosen for the sequel instead of a classic Ant-Man foe, the inclusion of Egghead could provide an explanation.
There are ramifications of the Sokovia Accords, and Scott being on house arrest gave us a natural starting point, from the get-go. Would he say this kind of thing? From the Marvel Cinematic Universe and director Peyton Reed comes , in which Scott Lang Paul Rudd has been left to deal with the consequences of his choices, ultimately leaving him on house arrest and struggling to balance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man. Of course, Starr's appearance may only be an Easter ahem egg, intended as a nod to longtime comics readers, and nothing more. And two writers, in particular — Erik Sommers and Chris McKenna — really did a lot of the heavy lifting. Watch the video below now to see how creative the Ant-Man stars got with their answers. It gave us an organic jumping off point because my first reaction was, what would Hank Pym and Hope van Dyne think about Scott taking the suit and getting involved with all of this and fighting with the Avengers? What was cool about Captain America: Civil War is that we could not ignore what had happened to Scott Lang in that movie, in this movie.
So, it really gave us this starting point where we were like, what if they were estranged at the beginning of the movie, as a result of this? Maybe the biggest is that we did a whole car chase that took us through the city of San Francisco. Without giving anything away, all of the new places and new things are storytelling tools. A month later, Reed was officially returning from Ant-Man to direct; he was excited to develop the film from the beginning after joining the first film later in the process, and also to show the introduction of Hope van Dyne as the Wasp in this film, insisting that she and Lang are equals. The Ant-Man and the Wasp cast have a lot to be excited about these days. Would he make this kind of choice? If you can warp matter, can you warp time? Are we going to see it, in future films?. So if there was any question at all about how strict Marvel is when it comes to keeping all the movie secrets unspoiled, this is the ultimate proof that its stars are willing to go to some pretty extreme measures to avoid accidentally revealing plot points before the studio is ready to share them.