Marvel Studios says the teaser footage of the Ant-Man sequel Ant-Man and The Wasp that debuted at San Diego Comic-Con Saturday will not be released online. It’s been a big past couple of weeks for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with the cast of Avengers: Infinity War turning up for a panel at Disney’s D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, a week ago, and stars from Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, and Ant-Man and The Wasp each conducting panels for their respective films at SDCC.
And while Marvel released the new trailer for Thor: Ragnarok online in conjunction with its panel, Black Panther, as well as Ant-Man and the Wasp’s footage will, for the time being, at least, remain as only a memory for the fans who attended the SDCC. According to Marvel, the footage will remain as an exclusive to the people who attended the Ant-Man and The Wasp panel at Hall H.
While there’s no visual evidence of the footage, Screen Rant’s Ben Kendrick was in attendance to relay some information about what’s included in the teaser footage. Naturally, the teaser included Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), who was about 2 feet tall and hitching a ride on a little girl’s backpack, as well as The Wasp (Evangeline Lilly) in flight and landing on a ledge. Also, the footage featured a car chase with a van shrinking and driving underneath another vehicle before regaining its original size, as well as a peek at Rudd as Giant Man.
While big casting announcements came during Ant-Man and The Wasp’s panel Saturday — including Michelle Pfeiffer as the original Wasp, Janet Van Dyne, as well as Laurence Fishburne as Dr. Bill Foster and Hannah John-Kamen as Ghost — none of the new actors were featured in the teaser footage.
While the news that Marvel Studios is holding off its reveal of Ant-Man and The Wasp footage is disappointing, fans should appreciate how the studio is rewarding the people who spent a great deal of money and time to attend SDCC for their loyalty (DC is taking a similar approach, saying Aquaman’s SDCC teaser footage won’t be released online, either).
Besides, the wait for an Ant-Man and The Wasp teaser trailer could conceivably come in a little over three months, prior to the release of Thor: Ragnarok in theaters (although it will more likely be a trailer for Infinity War, since its footage was only screened for D23 attendees). At the very least, fans will hopefully see something from the Ant-Man sequel in conjunction with the release of Black Panther in February. Whenever it is released, it will be interesting to see how Marvel, if at all, includes the Ant-Man and The Wasp SDCC footage in the film’s first trailer; or again leaves it in the memory banks of fans until the film’s release in July of 2018.
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