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WATCH: Marvel Teases 'Ant-Man and The Wasp'

Studio also reveals light-hearted poster for sequel to 2015 hit.

Marvel Studios has released a new trailer and poster for its upcoming superhero sequel Ant-Man and The Wasp.

The film picks up after the events of Ant-Man and Captain America: Civil War, with Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and his new partner Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) going on new mission for the original Ant-Man, Hank Pym (Michael Douglas). The film also stars Michael Peña, Walton Goggins, Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, Laurence Fishburne, and Michelle Pfieffer as Janet van Dyne, the original Wasp.

Peyton Reed returns to direct the sequel to 2015’s Ant-Man, with a script by Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers, Paul Rudd, Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari.

The original Ant-Man was created by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber and Jack Kirby in Tales to Astonish #27, published in 1961. The first version of the character was Hank Pym, who later took on the superhero identities of Giant-Man and Yellowjacket as a founding member of the Avengers. Scott Lang took on the mantle in 1979’s Marvel Premiere #47, created by David Michelinie and John Byrne.

Evangeline Lilly plays The Wasp in 'Ant-Man and the Wasp,' due July 6 in theaters.

The original Wasp was the alter-ego of Janet Van Dyne, first appearing in Tales to Astonish #44, published in 1963 and created by Lee and Kirby. Becoming a founding member of the Avengers shortly thereafter, Wasp was a popular member of the Avengers comic book cast through the 1990s. 

Ant-Man and The Wasp opens July 6 in theaters.

Source: Marvel

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