The recent of screening of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was accompanied by a tour of Marvel Studios’ offices which featured a generous amount footage and sneak peeks at upcoming projects. One project that had a presence was 2018’s Ant-Man and the Wasp. The press was able to see Peyton Reed and concept artist Andy Park working on designs for the upcoming sequel.
The concept art revealed that the upcoming film is likely to see the return of Giant Man, which may hint at him having perfected the technique (and not requiring orange slices after activating it) since the events of Captain America: Civil War. Going by his playful nature, there are signs that Scott might be playing around with oversized items, such as pictures of him holding a giant plastic soda bottle to spray bad guys. There was even an image of a dog playing fetch with a shrunken version of Luis’s van from the first film.
Peyton Reed also gave some insight about the development of the technology in the franchise, and that some ideas may get stuck on the drawing board.
“Some will end up in the movie, some won’t end up in the movie, but it’s really a way to R&D stuff before you put it to camera. There was one idea that Hank Pym has forwarded the shrinking and growing technology so that it’s not just necessarily the suits that are the vessels. Maybe it could be vehicles or something else as well.”
They also received a look at the brand new costumes that were designed for both Ant-Man and Wasp, as we’ll finally get to see Evangeline Lilly suit up. There was also mention of another sighting of Janet Van Dyne. Sadly, not much detail was revealed on their new designs, but Reed did offer some small insight into the challenge designing them:
“The suits are one thing on the comic page. They are fantastic. When you actually have to make it seem realistic in the real world, in three dimensions, you’ve got to buy it. It’s got to be credible. This is a whole new suit. It’s fun, because it’s very specific for the needs of the story.”
That may be highlighted through the way Scott starts using insects to his advantage. One keyframe showed centipedes that had been blown up to the size that they could almost destroy a city. Another image showed cars driving over Giant-Man’s arms to traverse a chasm. It seems the sequel will focus much more on the larger size of the character, which may hint at the sequel moving away from a Heist film straight towards a potential Superhero-Kaiju mix. It would be great to get some references to King Kong or Godzilla, as those will also be facing off in a future crossover film.
Would you be interested in a Giant-Man/Kaiju mix? What kind of scene would you want to see in this film?
Sources: The Hollywood Reporter Entertainment Weekly & Vulture