The first full-length trailer for the much awaited debut of Ant-Man made its presence known during the premiere episodes of Marvel’s Agent Carter. Not only did we get our first peek at what fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be privy to come July 17, but how about those Paul Rudd abs? Am I right? Look out Chris Pratt, you’ve got yourself some competition. Watch the trailer after the break.
It’s not until you hear Paul Rudd speak do we really get that sense of charm that we know and love from the actor. They played the Ant-Man trailer pretty straight up until that point. I was wondering when the humor would come in since this screenplay was adapted from Edgar Wright’s vision. It certainly doesn’t have Wright’s style, but it definitely has that Marvel Studios confidence. Peyton Reed filled Wright’s spot after he stepped down from, but I can’t get a sense of his voice at all. I liked Yes Man, and Bring it On was decent, so we’ll have to wait and see to find where Reed’s influence comes in.
It’s kind of interesting how they have Scott Lang kind of laughing at the idea of it all. I think it’s Marvel’s way of bringing it down to a human level and grounding the fantastical elements of what the Pym Particles. At this point, especially after a sentient tree and a talking raccoon made waves at the box office in 2014, audiences would be game for anything.
I’m fairly familiar with the characters of Scott Lang and Hank Pym. But what Marvel is doing to try and fit them into the MCU is slightly different than what comics fans will be use to. Michael Douglas does most of the talking to set the tone, and I like everything I see and hear. I’m just really intrigued how this will all fit into Marvel’s world. I look forward to what’s in store for the end of Phase 2.
Since Agent Carter debuted tonight, and based on Hank Pym’s age in this film, I’m going to bet that we might see a young Hank Pym somewhere near the end of this season of Agent Carter that leads up Ant-Man‘s release. What I think would be really fun is if we see flashbacks of Michael Douglas as Hank Pym moving in and out of the action in the Ant-Man suit alongside our other heroes from other Marvel movies. He is a founding member of the Avengers after all. It would be great if they could somehow retcon that in a unique way. Or maybe he’ll just end up being a founding member of S.H.I.E.L.D. in this universe.
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Here’s the official plot synopsis from Marvel:
Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.
The official teaser poster has also been released (click to enlarge):
Directed by Peyton Reed, Ant-Man stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang aka Ant-Man, Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne, Corey Stoll as Darren Cross aka Yellowjacket, Bobby Cannavale as Paxton, Michael Peña as Luis, Judy Greer as Maggie, Tip “Ti” Harris as Dave, David Dastmalchian as Kurt, Wood Harris as Gale, Jordi Mollà as Castillo and Michael Douglas as Hank Pym.
Ant-Man will be released in theaters on July 17, 2015.
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Source: Marvel Entertainment