If there’s one thing that Marvel Studios does best, it is taking some of the lesser-known heroes from Marvel Comics and making them household names via the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In fact, the MCU began with what was thought of at the time as a B or C-list hero: Iron Man. And one of the best conversions to stardom was Ant-Man, which made his cinematic debut in 2015.
The adventures of the tiniest Avenger continue with Ant-Man and the Wasp. This film captured more of the fun tone of the first film and brought even more “wow” moments to the table. Director Peyton Reed returns with more exciting action and funny character scenes, making this film head-over-heels better than the first Ant-Man film (which I also enjoyed). The sequel was clever and light in its execution, which also contributed to some frustrating leaps in logic.
Still, Ant-Man and the Wasp is a welcomed addition to the MCU. And it was an ingenious move of Marvel to place this film on the release docket right after Avengers: Infinity War. The former brings some desperately-needed levity back to the MCU after the very heavy and dark events of the latter.