“Ant-Man and the Wasp,” the sequel to 2015’s Marvel Comics Universe installment “Ant-Man,” is coming to movie screens in July.
Today, the trailer reveals a glimpse of the highly anticipated film starring Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas and Evangline Lilly.
“If you’d told the 10-year-old me that I’d someday get to direct an ‘Ant-Man’ movie,” Reed said in 2015, “my head would’ve exploded.”
Since then, Reed has become an A-list director of hit movies, including the 2008 Jim Carey “Yes Man” and 2000’s cheerleader saga “Bring It On.”
“Bring It On” happened to land Reed in the middle of a social-media firestorm last year during December’s U.S. Senate race in Alabama. After Republican candidate Roy Moore tweeted “Bring. It. On.,” Reed responded, “You’re not allowed to use the name of my cheerleader movie, you (expletive) pedophile.” Twitter rejoiced.
Reed’s five films have cumulatively grossed more than $1 billion worldwide, according to figures from the Internet Movie Database. More than half of that billion-dollar figure came from the first “Ant-Man,” which grossed $519 million worldwide.
The first “Ant-Man” received favorable reviews, with Rotten Tomatoes rating it 82 percent fresh.”
Rudd is back as the hero. Michael Pena also returns. Michelle Pfeiffer and Laurence Fishburne are also in the cast.
T'Challa, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king.
Buzz for the trailer online Tuesday rivaled that of “Black Panther,” the Marvel film that premiered to glowing reviews Monday night. “Black Panther,” the first Marvel film with a black actor as the lead, will be released Feb. 15.