Ant-Man and the Wasp: What Will it Take for Marvel to Fix its “Women Problem”?

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Ant-Man and the Wasp: What Will it Take for Marvel to Fix its “Women Problem”?

Illustration: Robin Chakraborty

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nt-Man and the Wasp is Marvel’s first Avenger offering after the bleak Infinity War, a movie that didn’t just shatter countless box-office records, but also all our hearts. For a franchise whose memoir could be Genocide (And Other Existential Crises), the frothy Ant-Man and the Wasp provides its fans some much-needed respite.

Scott Lang/Ant-Man is perhaps the only remaining Avenger who we can turn to for some casual, irreverent fun where no one dies. The film’s second installment features predictably rock-solid performances (Michael Douglas, Randall Park, Michelle Pfeiffer) and the introduction of a fantastically spooky baddie, Ghost (Hannah John-Kamen). Besides, is it possible to not like the ever-enjoyable Paul Rudd?

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