Marvel has released the Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania trailer again, but this time it is hilariously small. The Ant-Man franchise has been part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe since 2015, which is when audiences first met Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang. The first movie and its sequel Ant-Man and the Wasp were both moderate hits for Marvel Studios, with the latter playing a big role in setting up Avengers: Endgame. The ant-themed franchise returns to begin Phase 5 in 2023 and will do so by featuring a blue-faced Kang the Conqueror (Jonathan Majors) in a main role. Thanks to the involvement of Kang, anticipation for Ant-Man 3 has been quite high.
With only a few months to go until the movie’s theatrical release date, Marvel Studios officially began the marketing campaign this week by releasing the first Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania trailer. The footage teased how the sequel’s story revolves around Scott Lang and the rest of the Ant-Man crew returning to the Quantum Realm, which is where they will meet Kang the Conqueror. The Ant-Man 3 trailer highlights the film’s massive scope and sets up Kang as a massive presence in the Quantum Realm. The trailer already generated tens of millions of views since it debuted.
Now, Marvel Studios has re-released the Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania trailer in a hilariously small fashion. The Ant-Man 3 trailer received a new « Ant-Size » re-release that shrinks the original trailer to be the perfect size for ants. The hilarious new version of the trailer does not contain any new footage, as it instead is merely a very small version of the original Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania trailer.
The Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania trailer is darker and more serious in its tone, but the ant-size version is another reminder of the franchise’s comedy roots. The Ant-Man movies have always had a more comedic tone even compared to the rest of the MCU. While the tonal shift might be required to handle Kang in Ant-Man 3, the comedy will not be completely removed. The beginning of the trailer is a bit more light-hearted as it showcases Scott Lang’s life and popularity. It seems that the darker tone enters the movie once the team travels to the Quantum Realm. However, interacting with this world should also still help incorporate some humor.
With the Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania marketing campaign making sure audiences remember how silly the franchise can be, it will be fascinating to see what tone future trailers strike. The movie will certainly include plenty of comedy to fully utilize Paul Rudd’s ability and play with the size-changing superheroes it holds. Bill Murray is in Ant-Man 3 too, and it would be surprising if he was not a comedic presence for the sequel. Now audiences will have to wait and see if Marvel releases a giant-size Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania trailer next.
Source: Marvel Studios