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We are welcoming back our resident movie guy, Dan Rockwood, and official X-Files correspondent, Ian Bates, to discuss Ant-Man & the Wasp. To hear/ read our personal thoughts on the film, make sure you check out our review here. However, this episode serves as bit of a tweaked format. Our question for our guests, and yourself, given this film deals with inter-realm travel, we're taking the inter-dimensional question: If you could have Mr. Meeseeks solve one problem in your life, what would it be? Sound off in the comments below :D
THE LEGACY OF THE COMICS
We couldn't have this film without the comics. Mr. Ian Bates is taking spotlight to educate us on the legacy of Ant-Man and the Wasp in the comics. Ant-Man boldly made his debut in 1962's Tales to Astonish #27. This version of the Ant-Man was Hank Pym. Just a year later, we are introduced to The Wasp in Tales to Astonish #44. Fun fact, The Wasp in this incarnation is Janet Van Dyne and she was responsible for naming the Avengers. Ian does recommend the new limited series from Mark Waid and Marvel, you can click here to check it out.
THE STRENGTH OF THE WASP
Ant-Man and The Wasp serves a first for Marvel in showcasing (and co-headlining) a female superhero .Evangeline Lilly makes her debut in this film as Hope Van Dyne's alter-ego, The Wasp. How does the film handle the character though? We're jumping in to discuss how the film handles partnerships and female superheroes.
Ant-Man and the Wasp is expanding the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the same vein of 2014's Guardians of the Galaxy opening up the cosmic side of the MCU. This film jumps deep in the quantum realm but how does it handle the science behind it? We're shrinking down into the quantum realm to discuss the science behind the film.
THE IMPORTANCE OF FAMILY & COMMUNITY
If you listened to our last episode, June 2018 Round-Up, we've been hitting hard on the importance of friends and family. This Ant-Man sequel does place family in the spotlight. While this film is filled with action and humor, at its' heart, it stresses the importance of family and community. When you're struggling with suicide or depression, family and community can really be the healing point to know your value and not feel so alone or depressed anymore.
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