Another Ant-Man & the Wasp has released another TV spot, this one showing what happens when the titular characters’ suits aren’t working to full capacity.
The promotional blitz for the film seems to be getting stronger as the movie’s July 6, 2018 release date approaches. This particular preview was made for the Chinese market, but released on the Twitter account Ant-Man News; though the subtitles and announcements are in Chinese, the scenes from the movie retain their English dialogue.
“NEW: This latest #AntManandtheWasp TV Spot features hilarious new footage of a[n] Ant-Man style suit malfunction!” the account said, highlighting the most notable new sequence in the teaser: an extended scene when Scott Lang/Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) winds up halfway shrunk, and has to run around while about the size of a five-year old.
“Hiya, champ. How was school today?” his mentor, Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) quips as he picks up Scott and the Wasp, aka his daughter Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) in his van.
This silly sequence is foreshadowed by another scene, seen in this trailer as well as others, where Scott laments that he keeps messing up when he attempts to act as a superhero. His daughter Cassie (Abby Ryder Fortson) suggests that his new partnership with Hope will help him turn things around. (She may also be shipping them along with the rest of us.)
Most of the other scenes are also replays from other TV spots, demonstrating how the film will utilize the movie’s size-changing premise. Overall it looks like it will be a good continuation from 2015’s Ant-Man, which managed to find some creative uses of the seemingly basic “guy turns small” concept. (The fact that he can become Giant-Man now helps.)
Hope is taking up the title of the Wasp, which was previously used by her mother, Janet van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer). Janet disappeared years ago into the “Quantum Realm,” a tiny alternate dimension from which escape was believed impossible. Scott, however, managed to free himself at the end of the previous film, meaning that there may be hope to rescue Janet yet.
Meanwhile, we also see the villain Ghost (Hannah John-Kamen), who has her own suit with the power to pass through solid objects. Like our heroes, she has some creative uses of it herself, and whatever her plan is, she will likely be a formidable foe.