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Ant-Man & The Wasp TV Spot Pokes Fun At Their Infinity War Absence

Ant-Man & The Wasp gets a brand new TV spot that asks one of the MCU's current biggest questions: Where were the shrinking heroes during Avengers: Infinity War? After two big blockbusters, Marvel Studios is looking to close their year by going small - both literally and figuratively - via the Peyton Reed-directed sequel. This time, however, Paul Rudd's reluctant superhero gets a seemingly more capable partner in Evangeline Lilly's The Wasp. Together, not only are they going to attempt to rescue Michelle Pfeiffer's Janet van Dyne from the Quantum Realm, they'll also square-off against mysterious villain Ghost, played by Hannah John Kamen.

It's still unclear where exactly Ant-Man & The Wasp falls in the MCU's timeline, but it's more likely in the two years in between the events of Captain America: Civil War and  Infinity War. This explains why the film can still pull off a comedic tone considering the gloomy and dark ending of Avengers 3. But despite its contained story, the film is expected to have strong narrative links to the latest Marvel Studios ensemble movie and might even play a significant part in altering history come Avengers 4.

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Posted on Marvel Entertainment's official YouTube, the latest clip [above] is just 30 seconds long, but it divulges a few pieces of information, giving fans a clearer picture of Scott's situation once the movie picks up. Starting with several of the iconic shots from Infinity War as it asks where the superhero partners were during Thanos' Earth invasion, the teaser then begins showing clips from Ant-Man & The Wasp - some of which have already been released before, others not yet. But amidst a flurry of scenes, arguably that biggest takeaway is the reveal that it's been two years since Scott's house arrest, and in that time, he didn't have any contact with the Pyms.

Aside from the brand new TV spot, Fandango has also unveiled their exclusive Ant-Man & The Wasp one-sheet. Featuring the titular heroes in their shrunken form, the two strut down on what looks like a cinema floor considering the popcorn bits in the background. Fans who buy their tickets from the company will get the stunning poster, which you can see above.

Given the established time frame for Ant-Man & The Wasp, there's a good chance that the rescue of the Wasp might have even overlapped with the arrival of Thanos, lending credence to running theories about the sequel also ending with the Mad Titan's snap. And since the villain's galactic genocide was supposed to be random, it's possible that some of the people in Scott's and Hope's personal life also get snuffed out from existence. Thinking about it, maybe even the Wasp was part of the unfortunate half of the universe - explaining why she doesn't seem to have a pivotal role to play in Avengers 4.

MORE: Rescuing Janet From the Quantum Realm May Have Larger Ramifications

Source: Marvel Entertainment/YouTube, Fandango

Key Release Dates
  • Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018) release date: Jul 06, 2018
  • Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
  • The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019
  • Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 02, 2019
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