A couple of weeks ago I attended the Ant-Man and The Wasp press conference starring Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, Laurence Fishburne and more. The stage had enlarged trinkets surrounding it such as a large spoon, bread clip, and Hello Kitty Pez as seen in the movie. It was brought into question what the cast would like to see enlarged in any future film, and I would’ve wanted to look through a giant pair of glasses, I think that would be fun. Before I get caught up in my dream of wearing car-sized glasses, allow me to share some of the great Q&A’s during the conference.
When asked what the most challenging part of filming Ant-Man and The Wasp was, director Peyton Reed shared:
We wanted to do all these very specific things and make San Francisco a character in the movie, but utilize the city and make this chase specific to that city. So the landmarks, things like Lombard Street. But then it occurred to us that we might not be allowed to do that. But thankfully the city of San Francisco was so cooperative, and we really had free range to do some of the craziest things imaginable in that city.
The panel was challenged to explain some of the quantum science shown in the film, Evangeline Lilly explains:
I actually can answer that question. Because I really love quantum physics and always did before this happened and that’s one of the reasons I was excited about this brand, as I really dig quantum physics and you know, at one point we thought the atom was the beyond all and end all; that everything ended at the atom. That was the smallest nucleus in the world. But actually, we discovered that the atom is kinetic and that atoms exist in multiple places at the same time. And that was scientifically proven and once you discover that, then you know that matter is kinetic and the matter is displacing all the time and if it can be displaced, it can be warped. So if you can warp it then you can warp size, you can warp matter and also, can you warp time? Can you warp reality? Can you warp universes?
When asked how the panel felt about MCU villains evolution throughout the years, Evangeline Lilly added:
I have a seven-year-old son, and he loves violent movies. He likes to taunt me by telling me, ‘Mom, I love violence,’ because he knows I hate it. And, when he talks about good guys and bad guys in movies, I always feel a responsibility to clarify for him — honey you know that there really is no such thing as a bad guy. Right? They’re only just good guys, who have made so many bad choices, they’ve forgotten how to make good choices. And a true hero’s job is to remind them of their goodness. Not to annihilate them, to kill them. You know, it’s to help them redeem themselves. And I think that’s applicable to life. Superhero stories are fun and they’re a totally different world, but what I think is cool and is that… to have redeemable villains, you’re teaching children that if you encounter somebody that might have a different opinion than you, that doesn’t mean they’re a villain. If they have a different objective than you, it doesn’t mean you should attack them. Maybe you want to try to understand them first.
When asked who Evangeline Lilly would like to see The Wasp interact with, she responded by saying:
Gosh, I used to say, because I was asked this question prior to this movie and I used to say it would be fun to see the Wasp with the Hulk because she’d be so teeny and he’d be so giant, but then we did Giant Man in the Wasp. I don’t know, but I just personally have an enormous crush on Okoye and would love a chance to hang out with Danai as much as possible, so let’s just say that.
Besides the fact that I am personally going to continue to keep the rumor and gossip about an all-female Avengers film going until it happens Sorry, Kevin.
Kevin Feige chimed in by saying:
It’s all coming together.
Well, there you have it guys, Ant-Man and the Wasp soar into theaters July 6th so be sure to pick up your tickets. A review for the film will go up this week, so please stay tuned for that. Hopefully, this post answered a few of your aching questions for the MCU and the new Ant-Man film!
Until Next Time