Behind-the-Scenes ‘Ant-Man’ Photo Has Fans Missing New MCU Releases

At the end of the day, the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies are simply a great way to spend a few hours watching a movie and having fun doing it. No character in the MCU represents that idea the most than Ant-Man, whose movies are the most comedic in tone.

This sort of comedy has been very necessary during these uncertain times. That said, behind the scenes, the actors also seem to be having a great time playing their parts, and a recent behind-the-scenes photo showed that off.

This picture not only captured the fun that the actors had when they were filming Ant-Man and the Wasp, but it also made Marvel fans miss the fun of watching new Marvel movies. 

Paul Rudd
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The heartwarming behind-the-scenes ‘Ant-Man’ photo

Marvel fans on Reddit recently fawned over a behind-the-scenes photo featuring the principal cast of Ant-Man and the Wasp. The picture simply shows the seven main actors, Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Pena, Hannah John-Kamen, Laurence Fishburne, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Michael Douglas, laughing in an elevator while on set. 

As one fan summed it up, “3 veteran actors laughing along with 3 younger kiddos and Paul Rudd on the set of a movie seemingly about bug people. It’s a beautiful thing.” Fans were also happy with Marvel’s casting choices, as some Marvel fans loved how Marvel has been able to attract A-list talent for its movies. 

Other fans saw this picture as an opportunity to reminisce about watching new Marvel movies at the theater. Just like how these seven actors were having fun on their film, millions of Marvel fans from around the world had fun watching their work on the big screen.

But, unfortunately, that just isn’t possible right now, and that bums a lot of people out. 

The feel-good family drama of ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ 

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One of the reasons why fans were so nostalgic for this movie was simple. Not only was Ant-Man and the Wasp released in a time before a pandemic, but it was also a feel-good movie that doesn’t really have a villain. 

The main villain of the film was Ghost, who’s played by John-Kamen. Like many of Marvel’s best villains, she’s not really a villain since she actually has good reasons for the things that she does. In her case, she simply needs the quantum energy that’s possessed by Janet van Dyne, who’s played by Pfeiffer, in order to survive.

Van Dyne is also the Wasp’s mother, but at the end of the movie, after Ant-Man and the Wasp rescued van Dyne, she volunteered to give Ghost some of her quantum energy. This act basically turned Ghost into a good guy, and afterwards, all seven of those characters lived happily ever after. 

What Marvel fans miss about the MCU

This sort of feel-good ending isn’t rare in the MCU, but it’s more unique in the sense that the villain basically became the hero at the end. And of course, since Ant-Man’s movies are always comedic, the movie just allowed people to have a good time.

Many Marvel fans missed these aspects about Marvel releases, and many fans are excited to see where Marvel takes things when things get back to normal. Like one fan said, “I see a lot of potential there and would like to see her come back. It’s been rumored that Falcon and the Winter Soldier will tease the arrival of The Thunderbolts. She’d be perfect for that team.”

Other Marvel fans were just happy to see their favorite actors having fun again. Like one fan said, “Ahhh, good to see some smiles when life is low.” Assuming nothing changes, the next Marvel movie, Black Widow may premiere later in 2020, or it may not.