Not much information has been revealed about the upcoming MCU film, ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp.’ At the recent Kinorynok event in Russia, more information regarding the film’s tone was discussed, and the details included a genre inspiration that fans may find surprising. The translation of one particular passage from an article that came from the event reads:
Completed the presentation of projects from Marvel: ‘Black Panther’ (February 15), which was presented by a fresh and rather invigorating trailer, and MAN-ANTS AND OCS (‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’). The last picture, the rental of which is scheduled for July 5, 2018, Elena Brodskaya called “the first romkomom from Marvel.” On this project was shown a promo video, in general terms introducing the details of the plot and characters.
If you’re wondering what Romkomom means, the term is likely referring to Rom-Com or Romantic Comedy. This might not be so farfetched, as the original ‘Ant-Man’ was a lighthearted and fun film with plenty of heart, and it would make sense that ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ would follow along the same path. Only this time with more boy-meets-girl hilarity, apparently.
‘Ant-Man’ director Peyton Reed advised fans to expect things never seen before, and a Marvel Studios romantic comedy would certainly qualify. In a recent interview, Reed said:
“We’ve actually been holed up in the room writing the movie — myself, Paul Rudd, Adam McKay, Andrew Barrer and Gab Ferrari. So we’re formulating the whole structure of the movie. And I can’t really tell you too much yet, except there are going to be things in this movie that you’ve never seen in any movie before. It’s going to be nuts!”
What do you think? Will the next ‘Ant-Man’ installment be a Rom-Com, or is this just a case of something being lost in translation? Either way, we really hope Evangeline Lilly’s Wasp and Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man fall in love over a set of wacky misadventures!
‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ will open in theaters on July 6, 2018.