Before Guardians of the Galaxy hit theaters, everyone thought it was a huge risk for Marvel. Fans proved that notion wrong, as the movie went onto become the biggest release of 2014. Its doubtful that Ant-Man will fare as well, since it is being released alongside Disney's two juggernauts Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Avengers: Age of Ultron. But its no longer seen as a risk for Marvel Studios, and fans are becoming more and more interested in the title as its release grows nearer. That excitement should triple once the first trailer hits, which will be very soon. The only question is when and where will we see it first?
The Alberta Films Rating board has confirmed that they received the finished trailer, and they have rated it PG. The teaser runs exactly 1 minute and 48 seconds, which is 20 seconds longer than the recent Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer. This indicates that it will be a true teaser, and may not include too much actual footage from the film itself.
It is speculated that the Ant-Man teaser will debut next week, just in time for New Years. There was a 9 day gap between the Guardians of the Galaxy trailer being rated and when it eventually debuted. And when it came to Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight, there was an 8 day gap. The question about where it will debut though is a whole other matter.
While this Thursday's release of Into the Woods seems like a good fit, with both movies coming from Disney, it's believed to be too soon. If it debuts in theaters, Taken 3 is the only other good match for the movie, but that doesn't happen until January 9th. If Disney and Marvel decide to debut it on TV, Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve is a possibility, since it airs on Disney-owned network ABC, home of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Marvel's Agent Carter. With Marvel's Agent Carter debuting January 6, we may very well see it during the two hour premiere. That actually makes the most sense.