Dell Technology Plays Role in Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man and The Wasp”

We showcased a lot of great products at CES 2018, but one display at the Dell Experience that especially caught the eye of Super Hero fans in attendance were the new costumes from Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man and The Wasp.”

Costumes from the movie Ant-Man and The Wasp on display at Dell Experience at CES 2018

“One of the biggest additions in Ant-Man and The Wasp will be the world’s introduction to Hope van Dyne in her Wasp costume, especially with her now sharing the film’s title,” noted Joseph Aberl of MCU Exchange, a blog focused exclusively on the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). “Thanks to one of our own attending CES, we got a great look at the costumes and some artwork.”

While we were excited to have the costumes in our exhibit space at CES, we are even more excited to go to the world premiere of Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man and The Wasp” on June 25 in Los Angeles. You can keep up with highlights of the red carpet action on social media by following Dell on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Viewers will also get a chance to see several pieces of Dell technology that play small roles in the film. However,  what they might not know is that Dell technology also played a big role behind the scenes, helping to bring some of the film’s visual effects to life.

Artists at the award-winning VFX studio DNEG had access to more than 300 Dell Precision workstations to edit and create the visual effects in the film – bringing the characters and places to life. From the moments of Ant-Man and The Wasp shrinking to an intricate lab scene featuring Ghost phasing in and out of walls – Dell technologies helped make these ideas reality.

Dell Gaming laptop with Ant-Man and The Wasp promo on screenDell EMC PowerEdge R630 rack servers with MD3460 RAIDs, and Dell EMC PowerEdge M1000e blade server enclosures and hundreds of Dell monitors also played a part in providing the massive computer power needed to bring this film to life.

And, you didn’t hear it from us, but it looks like some Dell monitors will share screen time with the movie’s heroes. The new Dell G5 15 Gaming Laptop (right), makes an appearance in pivotal scenes. And fans can also find Luis, Ant-Man’s friend who runs their X-CON security company, carrying the beloved Dell XPS 13 laptop in the film.

Everyone in the U.S. can set their eyes on these laptops and the movie’s titular Super Heroes when  Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man and The Wasp” hits theaters on July 6. (Australians can see it a day earlier, India has to wait until July 13, and U.K. theatres will get it August 3.)

Laura Pevehouse

About the Author: Laura Pevehouse

Laura Pevehouse was profiled as one of five “social media mavens” in the March 2009 issue of Austin Woman Magazine and named an AdWeek’s TweetFreak Five to Follow. She has been part of the Dell organization for more than 15 years in various corporate communications, employee communications, public relations, community affairs, marketing, branding, social media and online communication roles. From 2014-2018, Laura was Chief Blogger/Editor-in-Chief for Direct2DellEMC and Direct2Dell, Dell’s official corporate blog that she help launch in 2007. She is now a member of the Dell Technologies Chairman Communications team. Earlier in her Dell career she focused on Global Commercial Channels and US Small and Medium Business public relations as part of the Global Communications team. Prior to that, she was responsible for global strategy in social media and community management, as well as marcom landing pages, as a member of Dell’s Global SMB Marketing, Brand and Creative team. When she was part of Dell’s Global Online group, Laura provided internal consulting that integrated online and social media opportunities with a focus on Corporate Communications and Investor Relations. She managed the home page of Dell.com, one of the top 500 global web sites in Alexa traffic rank, and first brought web feeds and podcasts to the ecommerce site. In her spare time she led Dell into the metaverse with the creation of Dell Island in the virtual world Second Life. Laura has earned the designation of Accredited Business Communicator from the International Association of Business Communicators, and received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Louisiana State University. Before joining Dell Financial Services in 2000, she worked at the Texas Workforce Commission and PepsiCo Food Systems Worldwide.