Kathryn Newton has revealed that she got mad at the Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania director, Peyton Reed, once she first watched the official trailer for the movie. Newton plays Cassie Lang, daughter to Paul Rudd’s character Scott Lang, in the third Ant-Man instalment for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. During the official trailer, Scott and Cassie Lang can be seen getting sucked into the Quantum Realm along with the rest of the main cast. However, Newton has revealed that the trailer didn’t accurately depict what actually happens during the scene, with Newton stating that she got “mad” about the differences.
During a recent interview with Ali Plumb for BBC Radio 1, Newton revealed that Marvel Studios subtly added in an audio snippet of Newton shouting “DAD!”. However, during the actual movie, Newton can only be heard gasping before being plunged into the depths of the Quantum Realm. Newton says during the interview “there’s one part in the trailer that I got mad at Peyton Reed for, cus I was like ‘*gasp* *gasp*’, and they ADR’d [Automated Dialogue Replacement] a ‘DAD’. I do not say ‘DAD!’, in the movie, I don’t say ‘DAD!’, watch the movie, compare it to the trailer, that moment is not the same as what is presented in the trailer”.
Newton continued to tell Plumb “they [Marvel Studios] are lying, I don’t say ‘Dad’ there, I just take a weird breath, and I can’t help it that my mouth makes weird shapes”. Studios adding audio or manipulating footage for trailers is a technique that has been used for many years now to dramatise the trailer to get viewers even more hyped up. When it comes to Marvel Studios, their trailers are famously known now for being hugely edited whether it is snippets of audio in the wrong place or entire pieces of VFX being removed from certain frames to avoid major spoilers. Such as when Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Men were visually removed from the official trailer of Spider-Man: No Way Home, however, Newton didn’t seem too impressed as the spliced audio is played over a shot of her moving her mouth.
Watch The Full Interview
You can watch the full interview between Kathryn Newton and Ali Plumb from BBC Radio 1’s YouTube channel below.
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is now available to watch in theatres worldwide, as of February 17th.