Here is our first look at Disney / Marvel Studios Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018), which is due July 6, 2018. I am quite looking forward to this sequel having watched the first installment just a few weeks ago with my son. We have been on a Marvel Cinematic Universe binge the past month, in anticipation for Avengers: Infinity War (2018). We are all caught up, and are waiting anxiously for Thor: Ragnarok (2017) to be released on Blu-ray – hopefully in time to catch Black Panther (2018) in theaters.
Now, the release of the Ant-Man trailer actually puts more emphasis on the missing trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018). Some are beginning to speculate that the trailer has not been released because the film’s release date may be pushed back to December from May. It would also be a neat experiment to see how well the marketing goes without a trailer – as in, the absence of a trailer creating as much buzz as having the trailer – and everyone will go into the film completely unspoiled. That would be a new approach for such a big name film, and one that could likely work in this case. The other speculation is that there will be a 30 or 45 second clip during the Super Bowl (Disney has purchased two spots), with the full trailer to drop on-line immediately after. If that is the case, I will be ready on Sunday. If the trailer does not show up on Sunday, I think the odds of the release date changing will go up – or the marketing strategy for this one is not going by the book.