How many insect puns will Ant-Man and the Wasp have?


Much of the marketing for Ant-Man and the Wasp has centered around the duo and their stature, but let us not forget that there are bug puns to be made.

If you are able to think of the song “It Takes Two” without thinking of Ant-Man and the Wasp lately, then congratulations: you have escaped a significant portion of the movie’s marketing. But crafty Marvel wants to lure you in anyway (because there are less than two weeks until this movie comes out), and the solution it has come up with … has taken the form of puns.

Puns themselves are neither inherently good nor bad. It’s all in the execution, as it is with pretty much every bit of story out there. But Antonio Banderas as the name of a carpenter ant does not reach the levels of good execution. It barely ranks as a level of execution, actually.

Yet here we are, with that pun providing about half of the humor in the below spot found by CBR. The other half is that Scott Lang is not good at timing.

Look, there’s a whole new buggy world out there now that Hope van Dyne gets to not only show up in the title, but actually get to do some of the hero work herself as the Wasp. Bee puns at least have some variety. Alas, I still expect at least one use each of the following words: buzz, sting, and honey.

Perhaps I’m being a little pessimistic here, but even after the constant hype of Avengers: Infinity War‘s marketing, the reliance on B-tier humor for Ant-Man and the Wasp does not inspire much, if at all.

Yes, B-tier humor.

That’s a pun, too.

You can check out the new spot below:

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What’s your take on this spot? Does it make you inclined to buy tickets?