When Ant-Man came out three years ago, we were surprised by how much we liked it. Finally, a Marvel movie didn’t have to focus on world-ending stakes while also being brave enough to alter the norms of our physical realities. So, when we heard that Ant-Man and the Wasp was on its way to theaters, we kept our fingers crossed that they would strike that same balance/tone, while still somehow making us care about a superhero that no one really cares about. If this first official TrailerTown has anything to show us, it is that our fears are pretty much alleviated.

Let’s get small with Scott Lang and Hope van Dyne as you watch the Ant-Man and the Wasp TrailerTown and then read our Top 5 thoughts about it below:

Top 5 Things About the Ant-Man and the Wasp Trailer

  1. Hope Floats…Like a Butterfly and Stings Like a Wasp – It’s common for sequels (especially superhero sequels) to add characters and expand the universe of the original movies. Ant-Man and the Wasp definitely does this, but we couldn’t be happier that the movie looks to be doubling down on its focus on Hope van Dyne and how bad-ass she is. Hell, they even put her name in the movie title instead of making it something like Ant-Man 2: Feelin’ Waspy.
  2. Pulp, Fiction – One of our favorite things about Ant-Man was its dedication to a particular tone. It really pulled from 70s and 80s pulp novels and comic storylines to give us a great heist movie. We imagined a lot of that came from when Edgar Wright was in the director’s chair, but it looks like Peyton Reed is keeping some of those flairs into the sequel, which we are very excited about.
  3. Irrever-Ants – One thing that makes Ant-Man such a great character for the MCU is that he’s like a terrestrial Star Lord, nothing is too special that can’t be handled with a hint of irreverence. The original Ant-Man included some great gags with everyday objects either shrinking or growing and this TrailerTown shows us they are bringing that same point of view to the sequel, what with buildings being shrunk and carried away like luggage (0:31) and Pez dispensers being used as weapons (1:34). Our only fear is that it will be over-used.
  4. Lawrence-r Than Life – If you squint really hard, you can catch a glimpse of Lawrence Fishburne in the Ant-Man and the Wasp TrailerTown (0:41) and upon further digging, we found out that Larry boy will be playing Dr. Bill Foster, or for you uninitiated noobs, Goliath!! Hopefully this movie portrays him correctly because it’d be great to add a new size-shifting hero to the MCU roster.
  5. Master Blaster – Holy hell, The Wasp’s suit has built-in blasters! What more do we need to say. That’s amazingly bad-ass and we can’t wait to watch Evangeline Lily shoot the fuck out of some bad guys.

So that’s it. Our interest level in Ant-Man and the Wasp just went from being small enough able to ride on Ant-Thony (RIP) to being big enough to pick up a ferry. But what do you think? Will you be flying into theaters this year to see it or is Ant-Man still your least favorite Marvel hero? Let us know in the comments!