Ant-Man and The Wasp (July 6)
Director Peyton Reed has a lot of questions to answer in Marvel’s Ant-Man and The Wasp: First there’s the fallout from Scott Lang’s role in Captain America: Civil War, from his use of the Giant-Man formula, to his incarceration in, and subsequent escape from, the Raft, and then there’s the matter of Janet van Dyne, who somehow survived three decades in the Quantum Realm. We know her daughter Hope (Evangeline Lilly) will suit up as the Wasp, and Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) will guide her after they witnessed Scott (Paul Rudd) enter the microverse and then re-emerge at the end of the first movie.
Reed also aims to explore the multiverse, which may ultimately leave us with more questions than answers. However, with Michael Peña’s Luis and T.I.’s Dave there to aid Scott in his mission, at least it’ll at least be a humorous science lesson. Rounding out the cast are Hannah John-Kamen as Ghost (a thief who can phase through solids) and Laurence Fishburne as Bill Foster.
Teen Titans GO! to the Movies (July 27)
Teen Titans Go! to the Movies won’t hold back on the comedy for which the Cartoon Network animated series is known. If anything, this promises to be one of the funniest stories to date. Disappointed that DC Comics’ superheroes are starring in their own films but they’re not, the Teen Titans find a Hollywood director to transform them into stars. Pretty meta, right? You can bet you’ll be in for a fun ride when Greg Cipes (Beast Boy), Scott Menville (Robin), Khary Payton (Cyborg), Tara Strong (Raven) and Hynden Walch (Starfire) reprise their roles.
What’s even more notable is that this is the first DC Entertainment animated TV series adapted for the big screen. Kristen Bell and Will Arnett are also on board in unknown roles. We still don’t know who the villain is, but we’re sure we’ll be pleasantly surprised, especially as it’s likely the movie will contain plenty of tongue-in-cheek cameos and Easter eggs.
Venom (Oct. 5)
A Venom movie without Spider-Man is a challenge, but one that Sony Pictures believes will succeed. Tom Hardy lends the feature the star power it needs, as his Eddie Brock grapples with the alien symbiote that comes looking for a human host. Plot details are scarce, but director Ruben Fleischer’s film is believed to follow Marvel Comics’ 1993 miniseries Venom: Lethal Protector. There, Brock had to contend with the Life Foundation, an organization with sinister plans for the alien symbiote: creating five horrific spawns.
Rogue One‘s Riz Ahmed may not be playing Carnage after all, but a theory of symbiote offspring could well be true given that She-Venom is rumored to be involved. The cast also includes Woody Harrelson, rumored as a villain, and Michelle Williams.
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