A new look at Marvel Studios first 2023 film, Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania, is slated to be featured during tonight’s NCAA Football National Championship Game. If you’re wondering how to catch it and what to expect, you’ve come to the right place.
When Will It Happen?
The CFP National Championship game is slated to kickoff at 7:30 PM ET on January 9th. However, exactly when during that game the new look will debut is anyone’s guess. When Marvel Studios has debuted footage from films and/or series during sporting events in the past, the footage tends to drop a little later in the broadcast of said events than non-sports fans like. The networks like to keep those viewing numbers high and having a bunch of Marvel fans tune in to catch footage of the next big thing helps.
Where Can You Watch It?
The CFP National Championship game will be broadcast on ESPN and the footage will debut there. In the past, Marvel Studios has used TV spots to debut portions of a new trailer and then released the full trailer online simultaneously. The good news is that even if you are not watching the game, the new spot/trailer will go online right away so you can catch it on YouTube or your favorite Twitter account.
What Can You Expect?
While it’s not a hard and fast rule, Marvel Studios does seem to follow a bit of a trend when it comes to promoting their films. The first trailer is a true teaser that gives the basic premise of the film, shows off some of the big characters in the film and some fancy VFX shots but doesn’t really give the audience too much in terms of the plot. For example, the Quantumania teaser establishes that Cassie’s device transports the Ant-Family to the Quantum Realm, which looks really cool and is where Kang, who seems pretty powerful, wants to make a deal with Scott.
When it comes to second trailers, however, Marvel Studios tends to be a little more forthcoming with plot points. Traditionally, the studio has placed all kinds of spoilery things in their second trailers. Sometimes those things are clearly spoilery teases (Charles Xavier’s voice in the second trailer for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness); Other times, fans don’t even know they’re being spoiled (Nick Fury’s return from the dead in the second trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier). So what could that mean for the new Quantumania footage?
One might guess that the trailer will give fans a little better idea of just what it is Kang is up to and the extent of his power and knowledge. The footage shown exclusively at D23 contained an extended version of the scene between Scott Lang and Kang from the first trailer and it really put an emphasis on just how outmatched Scott was. Another solid guess is that the new trailer will reveal the film’s other/true villain: M.O.D.O.K. Given that merchandise of the character has already gone on sale, there’s no reason to hold back on hyping up fans with a look at the giant, floating head. Will they tease the big reveal that he’s being voiced by Corey Stoll? No reason to think they wouldn’t feel free to do that, but who knows when it comes to these things.
What Else Should I Know?
Given the proximity of this trailer to the release date of the film, it’s very likely that tickets will go on sale the night of January 9th as well. It’s also worth noting that as spoilery as second trailers can be, if you’re truly worried about going into the film unspoiled, do not continue watching promotional footage from the film as the release date draws nearer. Marvel Studios has a fair track record of releasing incredibly spoilery TV/social media spots in the days right before release, so after tomorrow you might want to consider muting some keywords on social media.