A new rumor claims that recently reported reshoots for Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantamania are being done to insert Marvel’s trademark cheap laughs and lame jokes into the film.
Earlier this month, Paul Rudd was reportedly photographed on location in Los Angeles filming the reshoots.
Fan site Paul-Rudd.com shared a couple of photos from the set showing Rudd carrying what appears to be a Baskin-Robbins box.
Following this revelation, Andre Einherjar of Midnight’s Edge reports the reshoots are being undertaken to insert Marvel’s trademark cheap jokes into the film.
Einherjar reports, “For all its virtues the Marvel executives did allegedly have one problem with the cut Peyton Reed delivered. Apparently, it deviated too much from the Marvel formula! That is to say, it had a compelling story and narrative structure that would keep fans engaged, but what it apparently didn’t have, was enough jokes, laughs and trademark Marvel lightheartedness.”
He continues, “That then, is what the reshoots reportedly were aimed at doing – add jokes and cheap laughs into a by default serious movie with heavy themes in order to make it more lighthearted and fun for the masses.”
While Rudd was reportedly photographed performing the reshoots on January 6th, Einherjar claims the reshoots have actually been taking place for a number weeks already on a closed soundstage.
He notes, “The reshoots to this end were independently documented on January 6th, as that is when they filmed on location, but apparently, the reshoots to, you know, Marvel up the movie have been going on a closed soundstage for weeks already.”
As he closed out the video, he also provided the opinion of his source on whether the reshoots have improved the film.
“In the opinion of our source, no – the studio approved release version is still far better than most Marvel movies released in the last few years, but forcing cheap laughs into what was originally a somber tale allegedly caused some jarring tonal shifts which were quite detrimental to director Peyton Reed’s original vision,” Einherjar relayed.
He then asserted, “The movie going public will never know, of course, but the version they will be seeing in theaters come February 17th is apparently a cut made worse by studio meddling.”
The official description for Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantamania reads, “Super-Hero partners Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) return to continue their adventures as Ant-Man and the Wasp. Together, with Hope’s parents Janet van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer) and Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), and Scott’s daughter Cassie Lang (Kathryn Newton), the family finds themselves exploring the Quantum Realm, interacting with strange new creatures and embarking on an adventure that will push them beyond the limit of what they thought possible.”
The film, which Marvel is describing as a sci-fi adventure, arrives in theaters on February 17, 2023.
What do you make of this new rumor that the reshoots that Marvel Studios is performing for Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantamania are being done to insert Marvel’s now-trademark lame jokes and cheap laughs?