The official Disney fan club, D23, has only gotten bigger and more diverse ever since the company acquired some major franchises like Marvel and Star Wars. Nowhere perhaps is the prominence of these two brands shown better than in the fan club’s official quarterly magazine, Disney twenty-three; specifically its covers.
For the summer 2018 issue of Disney twenty-three, the House of Mouse is going to court collectors by publishing no less than five variant covers for the mag. One of the featured images is from the third film in the MCU to come out this year: Ant-Man and the Wasp.
Their particular variant cover is sure to be a treat for MCU fans, especially those who loved the first Ant-Man movie from 2015 starring Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly, who in the sequel will become the Wasp. Disney twenty-three’s Ant-Man variant cover has a high-quality image of their new costumes.
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That last point can be quite important, considering one of the quibbles for Ant-Man and the Wasp is the perceived drabness of Evangeline Lilly’s Wasp costume, seen only in production photos and the first trailer. As the cover reveals, it’s actually a lot more colorful and tricked out in detailing.
Film director Peyton Reed is keen on having this movie establish Lilly’s character of Hope Van Dyne as a true superhero in becoming the Wasp, and an equal to Rudd’s Scott Lang/Ant-Man character. “Her power set is fantastic,” he notes. “She and Scott both shrink, but there the flying, and the fighting style of The Wasp is different from Ant-Man’s.”
Ant-Man and the Wasp will arrive in cinemas on July 6, about two months following the premiere of the just as anticipated Marvel ensemble blockbuster – and climactic installment – Avengers: Infinity War, which will be released in turn on April 27.