Moviegoers are still buzzing about Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man and The Wasp,” the follow-up to 2015’s “Ant-Man” and the 20th consecutive Marvel Cinematic Universe film to debut at No. 1 opening weekend and ranked in the box office top 10 for six consecutive weeks this summer. On Oct. 2, fans can instantly watch the laugh-out-loud super hero adventure Digitally in HD and 4K Ultra HD&, and on Movies Anywhere; and on Oct. 16, take it home on Blu-ray; and Blu-ray 4K Ultra HD.
Exclusive extras provide an inside look at some of Marvel Comics’ most celebrated characters and the consummate, comedic actors who portray them in “Ant-Man and The Wasp.” Featurettes spotlight Paul Rudd, who returns as good-hearted thief turned hero, Scott Lang, and delivers big laughs both on set and in theaters; Evangeline Lilly, who transforms into The Wasp, the first female character to be featured in the title treatment of a Marvel Studios film; and iconic actors Michael Douglas and Michelle Pfeiffer as super couple Hank and Janet Van Dyne. Viewers can explore more about the visual development artists and effects used to bring the characters to life and drastically alter the size of the Super Heroes and their surroundings. Additional extras include deleted scenes, bloopers, outtakes, and audio commentary by “Ant-Man” franchise director Peyton Reed.
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The Bonus Features kick off with 4 Making-of Featurettes that dive into the different characters and visual aspects of Ant-Man and The Wasp.
Back in the Ant Suit: Scott Lang – Hero and all-star dad Scott Lang keeps the laughs coming for the audience, cast and crew. The cast and crew speak about how Paul Rudd brings Scott Lang to life. Paul enjoys playing the character because he’s thrown into extraordinary circumstances but deals with everything with a sense of humor. Paul can make anything funny on set. He brought Scott Lang to life with humanity, heart and humor. A guy who can’t get out of his own way but you care every deeply for.
A Suit of Her Own: The Wasp – Highly trained Hope Van Dyne is now the Wasp. See how some of her craziest stunts and action-packed scenes were brought to life. Evangeline Lilly takes in becoming Hope as The Wasp. The costume played a big part in helping her get into character. The restaurant sequence was the wasp’s big coming out scene. We get to see how this sequence was filmed and choreographed.
Subatomic Super Heroes: Hank & Janet – Hank Pym’s wife Janet was lost in the quantum realm. Trace the legacy of these characters and the iconic actors who portray them. We are introduced to Janet’s character played by Michelle Pfeiffer while diving into the. Main theme of the film. Michael Douglas is able to portray and arrogance and vulnerability when needed as Hank Pym. We also learn a little about the importance Janet has on the Marvel cinematic universe.
Quantum Perspective: The VFX and Production Design of “Ant-Man and The Wasp” – Explore the movie’s visual effects and production design from a whole new viewpoint, in which every micro and macro detail counts. In this featurette we get to see Hank Pyn’s lab and how it was designed. The studio wanted a distinct change of scale and a dramatic look upon first sight. Referencing traditional tone tunnels in the creation of the quantum tunnel. Filming in Georgia allowed them to have a variety of looks for different cities. The variety of locations allow for Woods, skylines and abandoned houses. They mixed the digital effects with as much practical locations as possible while taking the characters into places viewers have never seen before which is why they constantly go from macro to micro.
No Marvel film is complete without a Gag Reel and Outtakes. Here audiences are treated to the hilarious quips that did not make the film as well as exclusive outtakes from Stan Lee and Tim Heidecker.
Stan Lee Outtakes – Stan Lee tries out a series of hilarious one-liners for the scene in which his car shrinks.
Tim Heidecker Outtakes – Check out Whale Boat Captain Daniel Goobler and his improvised whale-watching riffs.
The bonus features also contain 2 deleted Scenes (with commentary by Director Peyton Reed) that help us get a closer look into some of the characters
Worlds Upon Worlds – As Janet leads Hank through the surreal landscape of the quantum realm, they encounter an intelligent life form.
Sonny’s on the Trail – On the hunt for Hank Pym and his lab, Sonny Burch and his henchmen check the security camera of a neighborhood bookstore.
Overall, even though the bonus features are not jammed packed with a lot of insider information, they are bite sized enough to fit into what Ant-Man and The Wasp is, a fun, family friendly comedy that has its own space in the Marvel universe. No matter how small, these characters play an important role within the cinematic universe.
Be sure to buy your copy of Ant-Man and The Wasp now for purchase on all major retailers!