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James Gunn Praises Ant-Man and The Wasp As 'Hilarious, Sweet'

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Early reactions to Ant-Man and The Wasp have been positive, with many praising Evangeline Lilly's portrayal of Hope van Dyne and the film's humor. Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn also offered praise for the sequel to 2015's Ant-Man and indicated that it would tie into Avengers 4.

"#AntManAndTheWasp is everything you want it to be," Gunn wrote on Twitter. "Hilarious, sweet, moving, & wall-to-wall fun. Killer work, @MrPeytonReed! And great performances by @EvangelineLilly, @hannahjk1 & of course @Dastmalchian. I loved it! (Pro tip: see it before Avengers 4!)"

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In addition to praising the film, Gunn's statement also alludes to Ant-Man and The Wasp's importance to Avengers 4 and the Marvel Cinematic Universe following the events of Avengers: Infinity War, a connection also confirmed by a recent television spotAnt-Man and The Wasp is currently tracking to outperform the original Ant-Man and earn $75 million for its stateside debut.

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Directed by Peyton Reed, Ant-Man and The Wasp stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Peña, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Judy Greer, David Dastmalchian, Michael Douglas, Michelle Pfeiffer, Laurence Fishburne, Hannah John-Kamen, Randall Park and Walton Goggins. The film arrives in North American theaters on July 6.

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