Hawkeye Rumoured as ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ Get a New Logo
Officially beginning production this year under the name Cherry Blue, Ant-Man and the Wasp has debuted its new logo to Marvel fans.
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The logo was presented at CinemaCon, where Disney had a presentation set up to give updates on their upcoming movies such as Thor: Ragnarok and Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The company then went over their full roster of movies through to 2019, and in the presentation, eagle-eyed fans spotted the brand new logo for Ant-Man and The Wasp.
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Whilst no official synopsis has been released yet, returning director Peyton Reed told Newsarama that the writing process has begun, and said “The goal is to keep what we really liked for the characters in the first one, but to make it a much weirder movie.
“Part of the thing that we’re going to explore, as shown in the comics, is how they are such a great duo and partnership. Part of that, in any partnership, is how they relate to each other as people. Where will their personal relationship be at that point, and what will their fighting style be together?”
The first Ant-Man movie was initially written off as being in trouble, after original director Edgar Wright of Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World and the Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy left the project over creative differences. However, Reed was able to adopt the project as his own, and has given fans one of the most original and exciting Marvel Universe movies to date. Raking in over $500 million at the global box office, the first movie was praised for it’s inventive fight scenes and incredible visuals.
As for the cast, we also do know it will be a combination of familiar faces, and some new ones too. Paul Rudd (Parks and Recreation, Knocked Up, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy) has confirmed his return as Scott Lang, Evangeline Lilly (The Hurt Locker, Lost, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug) will be returning as Hope Van Dyne, and Michael Douglas (The Streets of San Francisco, The Game, And So It Goes) has confirmed he will be reprising his role as Dr. Hank Pym, the original Ant-Man. Michael Peña (Eastbound & Down, The Shield, The Martian) has also confirmed he will be returning as the loveable and big-hearted Luis.
However, strong rumours have now surfaced that a well-known Avenger will be making an appearance.
The last time we saw Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Avengers: Age of Ultron) as Hawkeye, he worked alongside Scott in Captain America: Civil War. Fighting beside him with Captain America against the Sokovia Accords, which would require all vigilantes and super-powered people to register and work under the United Nations government. Both were arrested and put in The Raft prison alongside the rest of Cap’s team. At the end of Captain America: Civil War, we then saw Steve Rogers approach the bars of Sam Wilson a.k.a. Falcon’s cell – presumably there to break them out.
Renner and Douglas have mentioned in the past that they would be interested in a team-up, and it looks like they will finally be getting their wish. Showbiz411 reported that Renner would indeed have a role in Ant-Man and the Wasp, and that is why he won’t be reprising his role as Brandt in Mission Impossible 6. While this hasn’t been confirmed by anyone officially at Marvel, and there’s no rumour on the scope of his role, it shouldn’t be too long before more details are released.
Ant-Man and the Wasp is currently scheduled for a release date of July 6th 2018.