The outpouring of TV Spots continues as Ant-Man and the Wasp got two new spots. Even as most of these spots reuse footage from the trailers, they do reveal quite some important plot points.
The first of these is called House Arrest and, true to its name, sees Scott Lang being broken out of his house arrest by the father-daughter duo of Hank Pym and Hope Van Dyne. Scott’s arrest is a direct consequence of his actions in Captain America: Civil War where he aided Steve Rogers and became a fugitive. This poses an interesting question of whether Scott was unable to help during the events of Infinity War since he was placed in captivity. While it has been suggested time and again that the movie takes place before the events of Infinity War, I can’t help but wonder if they take place concurrently to some extent like the last four episodes of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..
The second spot titled Powers shows Scott Lang proudly declare himself an Avenger while also showcasing some friendly banter and camaraderie between the film’s leads Scott Lang and Hope Van Dyne. At this point though, being an Avenger is clearly just a name as it seems anyone with super powers can call themselves one. As writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeeley had said, the Avengers is just a name with no one in it. We also get some fun Giant-Man action as Lang freaks out a passenger aboard a cruise. Check out the spot below.
The TV Spots of Ant-Man and the Wasp have been entertaining, offering bits and pieces of info on the plot materials, as if slowly preparing audiences for what’s to come. I’m hoping that marketing would hold off on giving us our first look at Janet Van Dyne through these spots as we head towards the film’s release, although we did get a first look at her in the recently released character posters.
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Ant-Man and the Wasp will be in theaters on July 6, 2018.