Is the Ant-Man 3 trailer disappointing from Marvel?
One of the biggest upcoming releases on Marvel Studios’ schedule, at least in the immediate future, is Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. Set to hit theaters next February, the film will see Scott Lang and his family face-to-face with the big bad of the multiverse saga: Jonathan Majors’ Kang the Conqueror.
It’s safe to say that Paul Rudd’s protagonist, the one who’s saved the universe before, will find himself in over his head. Thankfully his daughter will at least get in on the action and wear her own superhero suit.
So when can the world expect to see the first trailer for the project? Well, if Marvel Studios’ D23 presentation is any indication, it won’t come anytime soon.
During a Marvel Studios presentation at D23, company president Kevin Feige shared a disappointing update about the first trailer for Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania
As Feige is talking to Paul Rudd about the film, he states that “the trailer hasn’t been coming out [publicly] for a while,” just before asking the actor if he was “just [D23] I want to show something.”
So, while D23 got a clean sizzle reel to watch, sadly, it doesn’t look like the wider world will be getting any any time soon.
What attendees got to see included things like the return of Randall Park’s Jimmy Woo, some father-and-daughter ties, the entire family being sent to the Quantum Realm, a brief glimpse of Modoc, and Bill Murray’s mysterious character. ,
The biggest of those moments, however, was a clip of Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man interacting with Jonathan Majors‘ Kang the Conqueror. Based on Major’s dialogue, it looks like the villain needs some little help.
“[I’m] just a guy who lost a lot of time. Like you. But we can help each other with this. Somebody stole something from mine. And you’re the only one who can steal it back. So, can we? Have a deal?”
Just reading this, many people are likely to be very jealous of the people who got to see the footage. Hopefully, something official will be released sooner than expected as it will undoubtedly blow up the internet when it is.
On stage, Rudd also said that the upcoming third film is “unlike anything you’ve ever seen [from the Ant-Man series of projects],” and, as he expertly puts it, “this skinny banana Is:”
“Well, here’s what I’ll say, it’s definitely unlike anything I’ve seen from Ant-Man and the Wasp. The first pair of movies are very near and dear to my heart, because they’re Evangeline [Lily]. And I was so excited to be ready to start this work. This thing is bananas. And while it seems like an oxymoron that something so small, if we’re little heroes, will do something that’s so big, It will be unlike anything you’ve ever seen. And not to mention that guy (pointing to Major) … he’s unbelievable and it throws this whole thing into such new territory.”
Considering that Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumia is releasing next February, in all honesty, it looks like it’s getting closer to the time for a proper trailer.
At the very latest, fans should expect at least the first teaser attached to Black Panther: Wakanda Forever when it releases on November 11th. It would be extremely strange if it didn’t, as it’s only three months away from being released. Ant-Man’s next outing — which will make it overdue for a trailer.
Currently, the Thor: Love and Thunder MCU holds the record for the shortest time between the first trailer of a film and the release of the actual film at 88 days. However, the distance between Wakanda Forever and Quantumia is 98 days, which prevents the Paul Rudd-led film from snatching that record.
Black Panther, which was released the same month, actually had its first teaser debut a year earlier in June; While there’s clearly an exception, it’s certainly not too early for a public preview of Scott Lang’s run-in with Kong the Conqueror to show that.
Hopefully, Kevin Feige’s comments sound like an exaggeration, and a trailer will be here before fans know it.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania hits theaters on February 17, 2023.