In theaters today is the last film in Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so to say that this film will succeed as a box office giant might be an understatement.
Ant-Man is the story of Scott Lang, a father turned Robin Hood-type criminal recruited by Hank Pym, the developer of Pym Particles, the original Ant-Man, and one of the original Avengers.
If you’re not familiar with the comic books are the key characters of the film, check out of short version history of Ant-Man.
In true Marvel cinematic form, there’s an action-filled story line, genius visuals, exciting cameos and post credit scenes – two, in fact! – that viewers have to look forward to. Different from the Marvel movies we’ve seen lately, Ant-man is not edge-of-your-seat action from beginning to end that we’re used to, but since the movie is an introduction of Ant-Man to Marvel movie fans, much of the backstory must be covered. It’s not a rehash of the comic book story; it’s a next generation, passing of the torch from old to new superhero.
Ant-Man has action, but it also has heart, humor, and the strong female character that action movies need more of, and did I mention that the lead is exceptionally good looking and funny?
We can certainly hope so; Lilly is both gorgeous and lethal and manages the role as a strong female lead brilliantly. She’s also smart about the way she plays her character and in our recent interview with Lilly, she made a statement that is burned into my brain and the reason why she’s become one of my favorite actors.
“I think that female strength has many more dimensions…I think that a lot of our strength comes from our vulnerability, our compassion, our maternal instincts; I don’t think that those things should ever be labeled as weaknesses.” – Evangeline Lilly
Already confirmed for Captain America: Civil War is our new superhero, Ant-Man, so we know we’ll see more of him. Additionally, it’s been leaked, sadly, already that a certain Avenger makes his cameo appearance in Ant-Man, connecting the two franchises.
I can’t wait to see Ant-Man in theaters again and I know my teen and my husband will love it. Paul Rudd is impossible not to love, and Michael Douglas is still a fan favorite.