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Ant-Man and the Wasp is in Irish cinemas now. Here are 5 things you need to know

Avengers: Infinity War had a huge impact on Marvel fans, with many of us wondering 'where can they go from there?'.

Infinity War Part Two is slated for release on May 2, 2019, but there are two stand-alone Marvel movies due to hit our screens between now and then.

Captain Marvel is due out on March 6, but first up is Ant-Man and the Wasp.

Following the shock ending of Infinity Wars, Marvel fans are wondering how Ant-Man and the Wasp are going to ease us back into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

With that in mind, here are five things you need to know about Ant-Man and the Wasp before you go to see it.

Plot

According to IMDb, Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) balances being both a Super Hero and a father, while Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) and Dr Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) present an urgent new mission that finds the Ant-Man fighting alongside The Wasp to uncover secrets from their past.

Where does it connect to Infinity War?

Ant-Man and the Wasp is set after the events of Captain America Civil War but before Avengers: Infinity War so don't expect too much of a crossover between the two stories.

But Marvel wouldn't be Marvel if there wasn't a bit of a tie-in, and the mid-credits scene at the end of the movie should bring the timelines of the MCU up to date again

Why is it Ant-Man and the Wasp and not just Ant-Man 2

The Wasp is the superhero name used by Evangeline Lilly's character Hope van Dyne.

Van Dyne spent the majority of the first Ant-Man film training Paul Rudd's character Scott Lang to be the Ant-Man, all the while feeling irritated that she couldn't wear the suit instead.

In this sequel, however, she gets her own suit, developed by her father Hank Pym, who created the Ant-Man mantle, and takes the role of the Wasp, previously held by her mother Janet Van Dyne (more on her to follow).

Who's in the movie?

Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly and Michael Douglas return to their respective roles as Scott Lang, Hope van Dyne, and Hank Pym, with Michael Pena, Bobby Cannavale and a few other familiar faces from the first Ant-Man movie also due to make appearances.

Hannah John-Kamen is playing Ava Starr aka Ghost, the film's main antagonist (more on her later).

Hank Pym's wife Janet van Dyne (played by the iconic Michelle Pfeiffer) is due to make her on-screen debut also, having been lost in the Quantum Realm since 1987.

The big mission for this movie is finding Janet in the Quantum Realm, with Scott Lang having proven it is possible to return from there in the first Ant-Man movie.

Laurence Fishburne makes the jump from DC to Marvel, having previously played Clark Kent's editor Perry White in the DC Expanded Universe films.

Fishburne will play Pym's assistant Dr Bill Foster with whom he worked on Project Goliath - focused on increasing a person's size and strength.

Who's the villain?

As we said earlier Hanna John-Kamen is playing the film's main villain Ava Starr aka Ghost.

Starr is seeking to use new technology, developed by Hank Pym, for her personal gain, but Pym is not willing to part with his creations.

Ghost was left with phasing abilities following an accident when she was young, leaving her the ability to walk through walls, but her abilities are also tearing her apart.

In an interview given by John-Kamen at the D23 convention, she said: “There are so many layers to this character.

“Her situation is not black and white. It’s not about world domination or good and evil. I was amazed at her vulnerability and felt really connected to Ava.”

Ant-Man and the Wasp hits Irish cinemas on August 2.


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