The wait is almost over! Earlier today, Marvel fans, media, celebrities and more gathered for a sneak peek of the highly ant-icipated Marvel-themed attraction Ant-Man and The Wasp: Nano Battle! which opens to the public this Sunday, March 31.
Among the special guests were actor Paul Rudd, who plays Ant-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe; Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios; Joe Quesada, Chief Creative Officer of Marvel Entertainment; Peyton Reed, director of “Ant-Man” and its sequel “Ant-Man and The Wasp”; Stephen Broussard, producer of “Ant-Man and The Wasp”; and well-known Hong Kong actress Jessica Hsuan who plays the Hong Kong Marvel character Leslie Lam, the Chief Engineer of the S.H.I.E.L.D. Science & Technology Pavilion.
When it opens on Sunday, this one-of-a-kind interactive adventure in a larger-than-life setting will be the first attraction ever to feature the iconic characters Ant-Man and The Wasp and the first-ever Marvel attraction in a Disney Park to feature a female Super Hero as a lead character.
In this high-tech, high-energy ride, guests can go all-in fighting alongside Ant-Man and The Wasp as they are shrunk down to the size of an ant. Featuring an entirely new Marvel story with the first Hong Kong-specific Marvel character, Leslie Lam, guests will join the battle against the evil artificial intelligence Arnim Zola and the Hydra Swarmbot army.
During the battle, guests will receive comments from both Ant-Man and The Wasp and may catch some humorous local references by the two heroes. Be sure to also keep a sharp eye out for hidden Marvel details (Easter eggs, anyone?) during the ride.
Ant-Man and The Wasp: Nano Battle! is an important milestone for Hong Kong Disneyland’s multi-year expansion plan, which is bringing some of the best stories and characters to life through first-of-a-kind experiences, including “Frozen,” Marvel and the Disney Princesses. A third Marvel-themed attraction is also in the works as part of that plan.