Hey guys! Last year I was invited by Disney to a secret set visit to the movie, Ant-Man and the Wasp and I had so much fun! What made it even more interesting is that it was filmed right here in Atlanta at Pinewood Studios! I was so excited to get the invite and walk inside this spectacular place that produces so many great films that you guys see all the time! It was a huge set and we got to touch and feel the props, sit on the actual furniture and play with lots of things in Dr. Hank Pym’s Lab! It was such a great experience. Oh and we also got to chat with Executive Producer Stephen Broussard and Production Designer Shepherd Frankel. Check out more inside….
I walked through this actual tunnel guys, pretty cool!
Chat with Executive Producer Stephen Broussard
On the making of Ant-Man and the Wasp:
“By design, like the first Ant-Man, this is a turn-back into really small, really contained, temporally contained, movie. The fact that it’s only 3-days, by design, that I think will feel like a good chaser.”
There will be NO appearances by other Avengers unfortunately, what a bummer! He went on to say…we’ve opened it up by inviting all these other new characters in like the Randall’s and the Walton’s, Laurence Fishburne, Hannah John-Kamen, a lot of new faces,”
This will be an even funnier movie! “Other new cast like Randall Park, he’s hilarious. “It’s a lot of riffing, a lot of improv. I’ve made a lot of movies at Marvel, I’ve been there for a while, and I wanted to do this because I wanted to make a movie that’s as funny as can be.”
You will see LOTS of shrinkage and growth in the film as far as concepts with cars, buildings etc! Sounds fun, don’t you agree?
Chat with Production Designer Shepherd Frankel
Frankel really loved working on set with the actors and crew! “What I loved so much about the first film is that it takes place in real-world environments,”. With real kinds of people, problems, and challenges. Like a normal guy trying to get his life together to be the best dad he can be for his daughter. Hank Pym is just trying to find his wife, and he’s got to go to any lengths to kind of figure out where she is, and also Hank Pym kind of choosing to make sure the science he’s created is used for good and not for bad.”
Ant Man and the Wasp is pretty intense and high energy this time around! Some scenes were shot in San Francisco and Atlanta. “The places where you can hide out, but still see the city where you’re rubbing up against very tactile environments and textures”. That was all part of the DNA of the original Ant-Man movie, and in the macro photography, in Luis’ apartment, in all the textures of the small world, of the macro world, so we’re doubling down on textures and turning that into the environments our characters take place, then we are also playing with scale.”
Stuff in the lab, easter eggs…Frankel said it is an exciting environment built from found pieces and everyday items like erector sets, Lego pieces, and more. There is a lot of Easter Eggs in the film too! yippy lol!
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ANT-MAN AND THE WASP arrives in theatres everywhere on July 6th!
Scott Lang is grappling with the consequences of his choices as both a superhero and a father. Approached by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym, Lang must once again don the Ant-Man suit and fight alongside the Wasp. The urgent mission soon leads to secret revelations from the past as the dynamic duo finds itself in an epic battle against a powerful new enemy.
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