Ant-Man and the Wasp: The Complicated Love Affair [VIDEO]

Marvel Studios Ant-man and the Wasp logoIf you haven’t heard, Marvel Studios is coming out with another potential blockbuster of a movie: Ant-Man and the Wasp.

Honestly, I’m a huge movie buff but I’ve never been much of a super Marvel hero fan beyond an occasional Spiderman flick. I did recently attend a showing of Avengers: Infinity War. It had a lot going on that kept you from falling asleep, but I didn’t care much for the leaves-you-hanging type of ending. If you didn’t have a good back history of all of the characters (which I heard amounted to about 25), then you’d miss out on a lot of important references. Because of this, I set a goal to go back and watch past Marvel movies in order so that I could get up to speed and better understand what was going on.

In Avengers: Infinity War, there were some bug-themed characters that I noticed including Spider-Man, Black Widow and Mantis. After seeing the movie, I read that two important Avengers characters were left out (bug-themed at that): Ant-Man and Wasp. Come to find out, that the Ant-Man and the Wasp have their own movie being released on July 6, 2018. I’m excited to see how they use their buggy superpowers.

Incidentally, in the first Ant-Man movie (released in 2015), Ant-Man was shrunk down to being knee-high to grasshopper where he could communicate with other ants. The concept was loosely based on quantum physics. However, when doing a little more digging into the physics behind Ant-Man, you’d find he’d be deaf, blind and funny-talking if it had been real life. On a positive note, he would gain a little power due to Galileo’s square-cube law, relatively speaking. After all, ants are capable of lifting 50 times their weight. Limited to human strength though, his power amounted to not much of anything except for instances when he took on the persona of Giant-Man or Goliath.

Wasp, a female superhero (girls rock!), also has the ability to shrink due to a substance that morphed Ant-Man (Pym particles). She debuted in the first Ant-Man movie and showcased her ability to fire energy blasts (“wasp stings”). In fact, she’s credited with coming up with the name for the Avengers. She and Ant-Man became two of the founding members. Their relationship, though seemingly loving, would be categorized as “it’s complicated.” They were involved in a love triangle involving another superhero, Yellowjacket… but things aren’t always as they seem. I wonder what’s in store for them in the upcoming movie (?).

Read more about their strange relationship => Ant-Man And The Wasp: 15 Dark Secrets Fans Never Knew

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