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Marvel announces Ant-Man and The Wasp Blu-ray release date, special features

Marvel Studios has had a massive year with the releases of two of the biggest movies ever – BLACK PANTHER and AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR – ending their year on a lighter note with ANT-MAN AND THE WASP. The end credits sequence was a kick in the gut, but the movie as a whole was a nice palate cleanser after the devastation on IW, and soon you can do as much cleansing as you want as Disney and Marvel have announced A&W’s Digital and Blu-ray release of October 2 and October 16.

The heroes may be pint-sized, but the goodies that come with the home release are anything but (*wink wink, nudge nudge*). The press release came with a list of special features that will be included, listing a few that you can get exclusively with the Digital release.  

  • Director’s Intro by Peyton Reed – The talented creator behind some of Marvel Studios’ funniest and most charming films will invite home audiences deeper into the world of “Ant-Man and The Wasp.”
  • Making-of Featurettes:
    • Back in the Ant Suit: Scott Lang – Hero and all-star dad Scott Lang keeps the laughs coming for the audience, cast and crew.
    • A Suit of Her Own: The Wasp – Highly trained Hope Van Dyne is now the Wasp. See how some of her craziest stunts and action-packed scenes were brought to life.
    • Subatomic Super Heroes: Hank & Janet – Hank Pym’s wife Janet was lost in the quantum realm. Trace the legacy of these characters and the iconic actors who portray them.
    • Quantum Perspective: The VFX and Production Design of “Ant-Man and The Wasp” – Explore the movie’s visual effects and production design from a whole new viewpoint, in which every micro and macro detail counts.
  • Gag Reel and Outtakes – Audiences are treated to the hilarious quips that did not make the film as well as exclusive outtakes from Stan Lee and Tim Heidecker.
    • Gag Reel - Join in the fun with these outtakes from the set.
    • Stan Lee Outtakes - Stan Lee tries out a series of hilarious one-liners for the scene in which his car shrinks.
    • Tim Heidecker Outtakes - Check out Whale Boat Captain Daniel Goobler and his improvised whale-watching riffs.
  • Deleted Scenes (with commentary by Director Peyton Reed)
    • Worlds Upon Worlds - As Janet leads Hank through the surreal landscape of the quantum realm, they encounter an intelligent life form.
    • Sonny’s on the Trail - On the hunt for Hank Pym and his lab, Sonny Burch and his henchmen check the security camera of a neighborhood bookstore.

Digital Exclusives:

  • 10 Years of Marvel Studios: The Art of the Marvel Cinematic Universe – See what it takes to bring the MCU to life, and the role concept artists play in bringing Super Heroes from comic book to screen.
  • Online Close-Up Magic University – This commercial will inspire you to expand your mind and maximize your full potential!

Oh, and take a look at the cover with Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly looking like a couple of badasses:

Marvel fever is at an all-time high right now, and the sequel was able to continue off the success of PANTHER and IW and soar over the box office total of the first ANT-MAN. Thanks to some outstanding reviews the movie was able to amass $214 million at the domestic box office, and it's still doing business overseas and currently has raked in over $600 million worldwide. Those are big numbers for such tiny heroes. What does $600 million equate to in ant currency?

As I've done with every Marvel movie I'll be nabbing this Blu-ray, thus expanding the collection to a nice, even 20 movies. ANT-MAN & THE WASP was a great entry int he franchise, but coming off the high of the two movies before left me feeling a tad underwhelmed. I'm anxious to revisit it and see how it stacks up to the first movie, as I left it in theaters feeling I could place them right next to each on my overall MCU ranking. 

ANT-MAN AND THE WASP hits Digital October 2 and Blu-ray October 16.

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