Ant-Man and the Wasp

Last Updated on: October 18th, 2023

Ant-Man and the Wasp | Marvel Movie

“Ant-Man and The Wasp” is a 2018 superhero film and the twentieth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Directed by Peyton Reed, the movie serves as a sequel to the 2015 film “Ant-Man” and continues the story of Scott Lang, played by Paul Rudd, who is also the titular hero, Ant-Man.

The film takes place after the events of “Captain America: Civil War,” where Scott Lang is under house arrest for his involvement in the battle between Team Captain America and Team Iron Man. While trying to live a normal life as a father and stay out of trouble, Scott is unexpectedly reunited with Hope van Dyne (played by Evangeline Lilly) and her father, Hank Pym (played by Michael Douglas).

In “Ant-Man and The Wasp,” Hope, with the help of her father, assumes the role of the Wasp and partners with Scott to embark on a mission to rescue her mother, Janet van Dyne (played by Michelle Pfeiffer), from the Quantum Realm. Meanwhile, they face challenges from the mysterious and enigmatic villain Ghost (played by Hannah John-Kamen), who has her own motives related to Hank Pym’s technology.

The film maintains the humorous and action-packed style of the first “Ant-Man” movie while exploring the dynamics of family relationships and teamwork. The shrinking and growing abilities of Ant-Man and The Wasp create inventive and visually stunning action sequences throughout the film.

“Ant-Man and The Wasp” received positive reviews from critics and audiences alike, praising its lighthearted tone, strong performances, and creative action sequences. The chemistry between Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly was particularly well-received by fans.

As with most MCU films, “Ant-Man and The Wasp” also ties into the larger continuity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, setting up future events and building on the storylines established in previous films. The film’s post-credits scenes, in particular, provide important clues for the events of “Avengers: Endgame,” which was released the following year.

Overall, “Ant-Man and The Wasp” is an entertaining and engaging superhero film that offers a refreshing and humorous take on the genre, with a strong focus on character dynamics and thrilling action sequences.

Fun Facts

  • “Ant-Man and the Wasp” takes place after the events of “Captain America: Civil War” and explores the consequences of Scott’s actions as he teams up with Hope to embark on a new mission.
  • The movie showcases inventive and playful action sequences that play with the characters’ size-shifting abilities, creating visually stunning and comedic moments.
  • Michelle Pfeiffer joins the cast as Janet van Dyne, the long-lost wife of Hank Pym (played by Michael Douglas) and the original Wasp, adding an extra layer of intrigue to the story.
  • The film’s production required the creation of intricate and detailed visual effects to seamlessly depict the characters’ shrinking and growing abilities, as well as the interactions between the miniature and normal-sized worlds.
  • “Ant-Man and the Wasp” incorporates humor as a key element, often deriving comedic moments from the characters’ unique abilities and the situations they find themselves in.
  • The movie also delves into the personal dynamics and relationships of the characters, exploring the father-daughter relationship between Hank and Hope, as well as the bond between Scott and his daughter Cassie.
  • “Ant-Man and the Wasp” is notable for being the first Marvel film to include a female character in the title, highlighting the importance of representation and female empowerment within the superhero genre.
  • The movie received positive reviews from critics, who praised its humor, action sequences, and the chemistry between the cast members. It was also a commercial success, grossing over $622 million worldwide.
Ant-Man and the Wasp

Additional Details


  • Paul Rudd: Scott Lang / Ant-Man
  • Evangeline Lilly: Hope van Dyne / Wasp
  • Michael Pena: Luis
  • Walton Goggins: Sonny Burch
  • Bobby Cannavale: Jim Paxton
  • Judy Greer: Maggie
  • Tip Harris: Dave
  • Hanna John-Kamen: Ava Starr / Ghost
  • Abby Ryder Forston: Cassie
  • Michelle Pfeiffer: Janet van Dyne
  • Laurence Fishburne: Bill Foster
  • Michael Douglas: Hank Pym


  • Director: Peyton Reed
  • Screenwriters: Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers,  Paul Rudd, Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari
  • Producers: Kevin Feige and Stephen Broussard

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