Marvel Studios has just dropped the first trailer for Ant-Man And The Wasp, starring Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly, and it looks like Rudd’s Scott Lang has got some ‘splaining to do! The premise for this new Ant-Man adventure seems to hinge a lot on the consequences of Lang’s actions in Captain America: Civil War, as he and his crew are now on the run after his big public showing at the infamous airport brawl.
Lang’s shortsighted nature as a budding hero seems to be the impetus for him to need a partner, which is how Lilly’s Hope Van Dyne becomes a heroine alongside him in Ant-Man and The Wasp. The story of the sequel finds Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) teaming up to enter the Quantum Realm, where they must search for the still-alive Janet Van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer). And to answer your question, yes Ant-Man and the Wasp takes place before the events of Avengers: Infinity War.
The synopsis sounds like this:
From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes Ant-Man and The Wasp, a new chapter featuring heroes with the astonishing ability to shrink. In the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War, Scott Lang grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a superhero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside the Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from the past.
Aside from Rudd and Lilly, Michael Peña, Michael Douglas, Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, Abby Ryder Fortson, Tip “T.I.” Harris and David Dastmalchian are all back for Ant-Man and The Wasp. They’ll be joined by newcomers Michelle Pfeiffer, Laurence Fishburne, Hannah John-Kamen, Walton Goggins and Randall Park.
Marvel’s Ant-Man and The Wasp arrives in theaters on July 6!