Details you missed in the Ant-Man and the Wasp trailer

The first trailer for Marvel's Ant-Man and the Wasp is here, and while it might contain exactly zero hints about what's to come in the MCU movies that precede it — namely, Black Panther and The Avengers: Infinity War — there are plenty of clues about what lies (and flies) ahead for its title characters in the second Ant-Man movie.

Pull out your magnifying glasses and search along with us as we break down some of the smallest — get it? — details to be found in the first trailer for Ant-Man and the Wasp.

Ant-Man's got a new Ant-thony

One of the saddest moments in Ant-Man was certainly the loss of Ant-thony, Scott Lang (Paul Rudd)'s trusty winged ant pal who carried him along through trials large and small, so to speak. He was well-trained and quirky and had a knack for arriving right in the nick of time, but gave the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. R.I.P. Ant-thony.

However, with Hope van Dyne's (Evangeline Lilly) new Wasp suit equipped with its own set of wings (and blasters, for crying out loud!), Scott's gonna need some new aerial transportation. As we see in the trailer, he's set aside his grief over Ant-thony and made a new pal from the Formicidae family to keep him buzzing around town. Even better? it looks Lang's new ride can keep up with the Wasp.

Here's Ghost

While we don't know for sure whether Ghost (as portrayed by Hannah John-Kamen in a gender-bending twist on the usually-male comics character) will be the biggest bad of Ant-Man and the Wasp, we do know the character will show up to spook our insectoid heroes a bit.

The trailer offers not one but two glimpses of the villainess in action. First we see Ghost's hand, radiating with trippy energy from that stealth suit. Later, we see Ghost in a full slate gray costume, concealing any trace of her humanity and leaving us with a robotic, red-eyed antagonist. It might not be your traditional Halloween fare here, as the name indicates, but it's still creepy all the same. In the comics, it's a doomed love affair that inspires Ghost's unfortunate attitude change, but we'll have to wait and see what justifies all the bad behavior in this upgraded version. The trailer tells us very little except that she's going to be quiet, frighteningly faceless, and talented with intangibility.

Behold, Goliath

Another first glimpse of a new MCU character featured in the Ant-Man and the Wasp trailer comes courtesy of Bill Foster, a.k.a. Goliath (played by Laurence Fishburne). Although we only get a blink-and-you'll-miss it shot of the character, we see that he appears to be in Hank Pym's (Michael Douglas) traveling laboratory, looking quite disgruntled and/or disgusted about something he sees offscreen.

It isn't clear whether Fishburne will be in his pre- or post-Goliath glory days by the time he arrives in the Ant-Man sequel, but he has dropped a hint that he'll be both a "hero" and scientist in the movie. Whether that means he's retired his super suit remains to be seen, but clearly, his knack for enlarging things will come quite in handy for the Ant-squad.

No sign of Janet van Dyne or Sonny Burch

Two of the most intriguing cast additions for Ant-Man and the Wasp are Michelle Pfeiffer as Janet van Dyne, a.k.a. the original Wasp, and Walton Goggins as Sonny Burch, a smarmy weapons developer who's had underhanded dealings with Tony Stark in the comics.

It's expected that, thanks to Scott Lang's prior visit to the Quantum Realm, Hank Pym's going to order up a mission to return and rescue Janet from said plane of micro-existence. The trailer betrays none of that plot, however — and it also tells us nothing about what to expect from Burch. In the comics, he's a relatively minor character who runs afoul of Tony Stark's company, but since Iron Man isn't expected to have anything to do with this movie, the running theory is that he'll be taking over for the late Darren Cross, a.k.a. the villainous Yellowjacket, over at Cross Technologies. We'll have to wait for the film, or at least a more revealing trailer, to find out more about either of these theories, but clearly, Marvel's keeping both of these character debuts close to the chest for now.

The microscopic realm

Our heroes might not make it to the Quantum Realm in the film's first trailer, but it does look like at least someone will be shrinking down to microscopic size. In one snapshot from the trailer, the team's rocket submarine can be seen drifting through a sea of tardigrades. Since the micro-animals (also known as water bears and moss piglets) are known to be water-dwelling creatures, we can surmise that Hank & Co. will travel somewhere liquid before getting to an even tinier realm.

The good news for our heroes is that tardigrades are harmless to even the tiniest of humans — they prefer to sup on algae and plants and other non-superhero entrees.

Ant-Man is going to get super-sized (again)

It looks like Giant-Man will be making a comeback in Ant-Man and the Wasp as well. Scott Lang usually uses his power to shrink, but in Captain America: Civil War, he super-sized himself to fight Cap's frenemies. He was clearly still getting the hang of those upscaled abilities, but for the most part, he handled himself just fine, all things considered.

Judging from the first trailer, he'll be giving Bay Area folks quite a surprise when he emerges from the water in Giant-Man form. No idea why — maybe his suit's regulator gets out of whack again, or maybe he just wants to give the crowd a massive scare. But either way, he'll be paying a very special visit to one freaked out crowd of spectators during the sequel. Next up on Hank Pym's product development list must be a memory-erasing device, because this is one sight these San Franciscans are not likely to forget.