The story behind Marvel’s The WASP has always been intriguing to me, below I have put some key intriguing facts that even I did not know. Yet these key facts open a new perspective on the ANT-MAN AND THE WASP movie that comes out July 6th.
From Marvel cinematic universe comes ANT-MAN AND THE WASP, a new chapter featuring heroes with the astonishing ability to shrink. In the aftermath of CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR, Scott Lang grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father. As he struggles to re-balance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside the Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from the past.
Who is the Wasp exactly? And what is her back story?
In the Marvel comics we know that the WASP story was that Janet van Dyne was a daughter of a wealthy scientist named Vernon van Dyne. During an experiment, however, an alien monster was unleashed and Dr. van Dyne was killed. Her father’s associate, Dr. Henry “Hank” Pym, had created a substance called “Pym particles“, which allowed the user to grow or shrink in size, and had become the superhero Ant-Man; when Janet’s father died, she convinced Pym to help her, and he gave her a supply of “Pym particles” and subjected her to a procedure which granted her the ability to, upon shrinking, grow wings and fire blasts of energy, which she called her “wasp’s stings”. As Ant-Man and The Wasp, they defeated the monster and sent it to its own dimension, and had several more adventures together. To the Wasp’s credit her first solo victory, despite the protests of her absent partner, was against the maniacal Magician.
Soon afterward, the superhero team, which Janet herself dubbed the Avengers, formed, and the pair were among its founding members. Although they took occasional leaves of absence, the two have almost always remained members; during the course, Janet grew as a person and several years later would be elected leader of the team.
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ANT-MAN AND THE WASP is directed by Peyton Reed and stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Pena, Walton Goggins, Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, Tip “T.I.” Harris, David Dastmalchian, Hannah John Kamen, Abby Ryder-Fortson, Randall Park, with Michelle Pfeiffer, with Laurence Fishburne and Michael Douglas.
Marvel Studios’ ANT-MAN AND THE WASP opens in theaters everywhere on July 6th!
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