WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Marvel's Ant-Man and The Wasp, in theaters now.
Marvel Studios' Ant-Man franchise is right up there with the Guardians of the Galaxy in terms of blending action, comedy and, of course, spectacle. There's a lighthearted, warm sense of fun to Peyton Reed's movies, which are more family-friendly than some of the other entries in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
With Ant-Man and The Wasp, Reed and the writers, which include Paul Rudd, kick it up a notch, adding even more stingers as Scott Lang (Rudd), Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) and Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) continue their brilliant banter, seeking to evade the authorities and find a way back into the Quantum Realm. And with Michael Peña's Luis and his team of ex-cons in the mix as well, there's no shortage of laughter.
With that in mind, let's look at the sequel's funniest moments.
5. The Wasp Possesses Scott
Sure, we know Hope holds Scott's heart, but another Wasp literally stole his body. As Team Pym fires up the Quantum Tunnel to locate Janet van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer) in the microverse, she "possesses" him. It turns out she tagged him with quantum energy, made him into an antenna and then occupied his body to reveal her exact location.
We basically see Scott as a woman, holding the hand of Hank and Hope, and calling them "honey" and "sweetie." Scott's doe-eyed stares at Hank don't end with a kiss, but that certainly would have been laugh-out-loud weird for Hope.
4. Cranky Little Scott
Ghost (Hannah John-Kamen) steals crucial technology from Team Pym, but Scott reveals he still has his Ant-Man suit after Civil War. It's needed now to track their foe, but Luis hid it for him inside a trophy, which Scott's daughter Cassie takes to school for show and tell.
As Scott and Hope sneak into the school steal it, his suit malfunctions and he ends up looking like a kid again. It's hilarious watching him try to reach door knobs and climb shelves to reach the trophy, a spectacle Hope clearly enjoys. The hilarity is perfectly summed up as he jumps into Hank's mini-van and asks for a juice box after a successful but difficult day at school.
3. Luis Wants to Be a Superhero
When Luis runs surveillance with Hope in the film's finale, he can't help but admire her Wasp suit. As someone trying to get his security company off the ground, all he wants to do is be a superhero. And so he mentions in a not-so-subtle way how cool it would be to get a costme to help Team Pym.
Peña's non-stop, punchy delivery, as usual, is spot on as he mentions a suit, maybe with some powers, or maybe one with none at all, just so he can look the part. Hope's facial expressions ratchet up the humor, as you can see how badly she doesn't have the heart to turn down his request because of his earnestness.