Rian Johnson, writer and director of The Last Jedi, has been given the unenviable task of creating a brand new Star Wars trilogy that is set to stand apart from the Skywalker saga which has been the backbone of this wonderful franchise for four decades. And that’s a great thing. One thing that has brought the Star Wars franchise to a skidding halt is its unwillingness to “let the past die” as one wise man (named Kylo Ren) once said.
The current trilogy is focused on a brand new set of characters who are living in a post-Empire galaxy but it’s set only thirty years after Return of the Jedi which forced the trilogy to bring back iconic characters, basically remake, beat by beat, a story that happened forty years ago, and kept the traditional ideas of Star Wars in place.
Then the two Star Wars stories, instead of focusing on characters and stories we’ve never heard of, also decided to remain in an area of the Star Wars universe that felt safe. Rogue One was a tad bit inventive as it told a tale of the rebels who stole the Death Star plans. And even though we all know what happened they still managed to make the movie enjoyable enough to become a billion dollar success despite the massive reshoots that took place through the making of the film.
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Ant-Man and the Wasp is set to officially burst into theaters tomorrow and I can’t believe I’m saying this but I’m kind of super excited to see this movie. I went to see Ant-Man back in 2015, long story short I didn’t like it, but as the months have gone by and the ruckus surrounding Avengers: Infinity War has slowly faded away my intrigue of the next installment in this eensy-weensy sized superhero series has risen exponentially. Who’s the driving force behind that growing excitement? Wasp, the first female superhero to have her name in the title of a Marvel film. Um, yeah, that’s awesome.
Hope van Dyne made her debut in Ant-Man and I immediately loved her just as much as I loved Scott Lang’s hilariousness. She wasn’t the typical love interest that most of the Marvel films depicted but rather she acted as Ant-Man’s mentor, gloriously teaching him in very painful fashions how to handle himself in a fight. Eventually romantic feelings began to blossom between the destined superhero duo but it never felt forced or unnecessary and it didn’t diminish her character in the slightest. Now we’re finally getting to see her in action as Wasp and I couldn’t be more excited.
It’s also awesome to see women take charge and kicking booty and it appears that she will be providing that in abundance throughout the movie.
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