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Ant-Man and The Wasp trailer has size-changing battles and a giant ant

Marvel's Ant-Man and the Wasp looks to lighten things up in the wake of the emotional Avengers: Infinity War.

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Ant-Man and the Wasp are looking to lighten things up in the Marvel universe.

Marvel released a new trailer Tuesday starring size-changing heroes Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly). It has an enjoyably dance-friendly vibe, battles where salt shakers become humongous weapons and, bizarrely, a giant ant playing the drums.

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Unlike the movie's first trailer, which focused on the aftermath of Lang's choice to side with Captain American in 2016's Civil War, this one focuses on him teaming up with van Dyne, now that she dons the Wasp suit formally worn by her mother Janet (Michelle Pfeiffer).

While Janet isn't seen -- and is presumed from 2015's Ant-Man film to be lost somewhere in the Quantum Realm -- we do see her husband Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) reunite with his work partner Dr. Bill Foster (Laurence Fishburne). Foster teases a project named Goliath that he's worked on with Pym, which might mean we'll see a superpowered -- or supersized -- Fishburne at some point.

And if you were hoping to see some kind of tie-in to the emotionally heart-wrenching Avengers: Infinity War, don't hold your breath just yet. The upbeat tone hints that this story likely takes place well before Thanos comes to Earth.

Other highlights include Lang's reunion with his daughter Cassie (Abby Ryder Fortson) and his buddy Luis (Michael Peña), who can't believe he just shrunk size with the titular heroes.

Ant-Man and the Wasp comes to theaters on July 5 in Australia, July 6 in the US and August 3 in the UK.

First published May 1, 2018 at 7:31 a.m. PT.
Update, 8:04 a.m. PT: Adds more information from the trailer.

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