Believe it or not, comic conventions -are not the only places that give Marvel Studios an opportunity to tease upcoming films. The Consumer Technology Association hosted the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) once again this year, which gives many innovators and companies a chance to present new ideas and technological advances on a global stage.
Marvel Studios used this opportunity to combine the event’s focus on technology with one of their science-based characters. Although Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War are dominating conversations at the moment, we cannot forget that we are also getting a sequel to 2015’s Ant-Man.
One of the biggest additions in the sequel – Ant-Man and the Wasp – will be the world’s introduction to Hope van Dyne in her Wasp costume, especially with her now sharing the film’s title. Thanks to one of our own attending CES, we got a great look at the costumes and some artwork.
Ant-Man’s design seems to have been streamlined since his appearance in Captain America: Civil War. The main focus here is Wasp, as it seems that this costume has a more dominant golden color to it.
Marvel Studios released an image of the costume back in December, which seemed to be much darker in color tone. There is the possibility that she has multiple versions of the suit throughout the show and the more golden colors are added later on, as it is pointed out that these are the costumes the actors wore on set.
This version also seems more in line with the one shown off in the artwork. These pictures also give us a good look at where the wings will be hiding. She most likely won’t be running around with them always sticking out so she might retract them when she lands.
They are certainly pushing the yellow and red that is dominant in the logo. We also get a good look at the returning Pym logo, which has become a bit of a symbol for the character similar to Captain America’s shield or Iron Man’s arc reactor. The one odd thing standing out, however, is the strange cartoon character on the far right.
The CES website does not have any information on a mascot character, which would make one assume he is somehow part of the film. In a way, the character looks like a sleeker version of H.E.R.B.I.E. from the Fantastic Four comics. Perhaps Marvel Studios has the right to that character before the Fox buyout and thought it would be fitting to introduce him in the more light-hearted series. They could integrate the character as an A.I. that Pym uses. It may also just be a character design from CES, but it is a fun idea to speculate.
What are your thoughts? Like the designs? Do you think that this character could be part of the film?