May
01
2018

The new ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ trailer.

This is spin-off from Marvel/Disney dominating the cinematic world.

I approve of the spin-off in question, mind you. But a movie like this doesn’t get made unless it’s made in a world where the studio heads know they’ll make a profit off of people going to see Ant-Man and the Wasp because the moviegoers are looking for clues as to what’s going to happen with the next Avengers flick.  So, hey, here’s a nice budget for the FX and go get Laurence Fishburne. He’s been asking nicely to play in the MCU sandbox anyway, so why the heck not?

Seriously, though: I don’t expect this to make more money than Ant-Man did, and I kinda suspect that there won’t be a third movie.  This series pretty much is only of marginal interest to most folks.  It’s just that the margin right now is so very, very wide.  Which means that I get to watch it anyway, mostly because the American movie-going public is essentially indulging me.

[pause]

Thank you, American movie-going public.  Straight up, no fooling. I sincerely appreciate it.

8 Comments

  • BigFire says:

    Think of it as a breather for MCU after Infinity War. Just go and spend some quality time with your comedy enjoyment unit turn on.

  • Compound says:

    FYI- the trailer for Teen Titans Go to the Movies also dropped today. It might not be the Titans that some like, but this does look amusing to me.

  • ChrisValentine says:

    Seeing Laurence Fishburn in the MCU makes me wonder…

    I think there’s more Marvel characters than there are actors and actresses. We might run out of talent (I kid).

    Seriously though, I bet you that before the MCU finally ends, we’ll have an actor or actress that previously played a character once get reused for someone new, and have some inside jokes about it.

    • Moe_Lane says:

      There’s a good story about that which I’ll tell once the spoilers moratorium is done.

      • ChrisValentine says:

        I hope this doesn’t breach the moratorium, but I have a theory unfounded by anything in the movie itself: Infinity War 2 will set up the merging of Fox’s Marvel canon and the MCU canon. This would work particularly well given the Deadpool-Thanos-Death love triangle from the comics.

        My other (non mutually exclusive) theory is that the Avengers will have to team up with some of the more powerful villains that have not explicitly been killed off. This leaves us with very few options; Ego would have been a great enemy-of-my-enemy ally, but that’ll be a hard death to retcon. Hela and/or Surtur would be useful, its not explicit that they die. Dormammu would be the best, and he’s most definitely alive. There’s a few others that have survived, but I don’t think they come anywhere near the power level needed to tip the scales.

        • Moe_Lane says:

          I don’t think that there are any spoilers in there. And, frankly, I want the end of credits scene for Avengers 4 to be a spaceship with four people in it approaching a piece of unstable Thanos-tech, hoping to find within something fantastic…

    • junior says:

      Wait for the jokes when MCU Cap meets whoever gets cast as MCU Human Torch.

      • ChrisValentine says:

        Oh hell, thats right! From a certain perspective, its already happened!

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