New 'Ant-Man and the Wasp' TV spot puts funny back in the size-shifting superhero saga

Ant-Man and Wasp are immensely dependent on their technology-heavy suits for expanding or shrinking in size


                            New 'Ant-Man and the Wasp' TV spot puts funny back in the size-shifting superhero saga
Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly (Source: Getty Images)

Unlike the dark and broody world of DC movies, Marvel champions itself on being funny and heroic at the same time. A quality that has been best utilized in the Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly-starrer 'Ant-Man and the Wasp'. The upcoming flick deals with the valiant deeds of size-shifting superheroes.

Keeping all this in mind, the studios released a new international TV spot, and while much of the initial scenes appear to have been recycled, there's a brilliant moment towards the end which is sure to be a rib-tickler. 

Having realized the mishap caused during the Janet van Dyne rescue mission, Scott and Hope are seen strenuously packing some punches. In an attempt to get her mother out of the Quantum Realm, Hope realizes that they have unleashed a greater problem unto the world — Hannah John-Kamen’s Ghost.


Not only is the villain proving to be a great pain for Ant-Man and the Wasp, her phasing skills seem to have acquired quite the theatrics over time. Amidst all the ass-kicking, running around, and saving the world, however, Rudd's superhero has a humorous moment as his specially-upgraded costume acts up. 

It's no news that both Ant-Man and Wasp are immensely dependent on their suits for expanding or shrinking in size. But due to an error on part of the technology, Scott, at one point, becomes the butt of all jokes. Instead of shrinking to an ant size or expanding to his regular human form, Scott gets stuck in a child-sized avatar for some time. 

And what follows next is a barrage of predictable banter. "Hiya, Champ. How was school today?" a visibly amused Hank asks a mini-size Scott, as he hops into the van in the ending scenes. However, on failing to take the joke in good spirits, Scott ends up being at the receiving end of more one-liners. "So cranky," adds Hope.


'Ant-Man and the Wasp' is directed by Peyton Reed and, alongside Rudd and Lilly, the film also stars Walton Goggins, Laurence Fishburne, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Judy Greer, David Dastmalchian, and Randall Park.

The Marvel film is next on the superhero docket and will be releasing on July 6.