WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Marvel's Ant-Man and The Wasp, in theaters now.
It's typical for a film for a major Hollywood studio to unleash an avalanche to trailers and television spots employing clever editing of footage and dialogue. Sometimes the intention is merely to convey a lot of information in a limited time, or to ratchet up the drama. Other times, as with Marvel Studios' campaign for Avengers: Infinity War, it's meant to mislead the audience, in order to avoid spoiling key plot details. In the end, some of those scenes don't make it into the theatrical cut, as they fall victim to the editing process, or else they don't appear quite like they did in the marketing.
Therefore, it's not entirely surprising that among the many promos released for director Peyton Reed's Ant-Man and The Wasp, there was some footage that didn't make it into theaters this weekend.
However, unlike Infinity War, which had plenty of secrets to withhold, the story of Ant-Man and The Wasp unfolds before the events of that blockbuster, which means most of its plot details didn't require as much safeguarding. Still, there are a handful of moments from the trailers and TV commercials that you won't see in the theatrical cut.
More of Hank & Janet Teaming Up
In the second trailer, we got our first look at Michelle Pfeiffer's Janet van Dyne as she seemingly teamed up with Michael Douglas' Hank Pym to take down a bad guy. While the film did flashback to the fateful trip that left Janet stranded in the Quantum Realm, the scene teased in the trailer didn't make the final cut. That's not necessarily a bad thing, though.
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What we actually see in the film -- an extended flashback from 2015's Ant-Man -- is far more vital in that it helps to move the story forward, while also giving viewers a better idea of who Janet is and why she ultimately decided to go subatomic, knowing it meant she'd have to leave behind her young daughter Hope.