Just hours before the film is set to arrive in theaters, a portion of the mid-credits coda scene from Marvel's Ant-Man and the Wasp has found its way online. You should avoid it.
The leak, discovered Thursday morning by Comic Book Movie, is a bootleg video of the scene from the Ant-Man sequel, and so it's relatively low resolution, but SYFY WIRE can confirm after being present at press screenings that it is a portion of the mid-credits sequence. Obviously, Disney's legal department will be working to pull the clip down as quickly as possible, but leaks like this often find back doors which lead to other sources, so this could be floating around online in various forms for quite some time.
With some Marvel films, this wouldn't be a big deal. Sometimes the credits scenes set up something big, and sometimes they're just little bits of fun that mean nothing outside the context of the film. In the case of Ant-Man and the Wasp, though, there's an added layer of anticipation surrounding the film. Though it continues Ant-Man's action comedy tone, the film is also the first Marvel Studios release since Avengers: Infinity War, and studio head Kevin Feige has promised some kind of connection to that epic film and its tragic conclusion. That means some fans have been scouring every piece of footage they can get their hands on for answers, and that might include leaks.
It's tempting, we know, but since some of us have seen the film already, we're here to tell you: Don't watch this clip. Don't seek it out, don't read descriptions of it, and don't ask others who've seen it what happens. Just go watch the movie this weekend.
Ant-Man and the Wasp is a surprisingly complex film, featuring more than one villain, multiple plot threads, flashbacks, and a number of key action sequences. The implications for the greater Marvel Cinematic Universe in this film reach beyond just a connection to Infinity War, and they're better experienced as part of a whole.
So, while we certainly can't stop you from going after this leaked clip, trust our recommendation: Go see the movie and take the full ride, then talk about the whole thing with your friends. It'll be more fun. We promise.
Ant-Man and the Wasp begins screening nationwide Thursday night.