Marvel fans won’t have any problem finding room in their hearts for the comic book giant’s newest superhero — he’s the smallest one yet.
We finally have a full-length trailer for Marvel’s upcoming action flick Ant-Man, and for lovers of comic books (or Paul Rudd), it’s a dream come true.
The trailer premiered on ABC on Tuesday night during the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. spin-off show Agent Carter. Ant-Man is set to open in mid-July — right in the middle of summer blockbuster season, of course.
The new trailer gives us a little bit of insight into the plot of the highly anticipated hero flick. Rudd plays the thief-turned-bug-size hero Scott Lang, Michael Douglas is his mentor Henry “Hank” Pym and Evangeline Lilly lends her talents as Pym’s daughter, Hope.
We get sneak peeks of both the action and the humor we’ve come to expect from Marvel’s movies, when, interspersed between shots of fights and explosions, Pym says to Lang, “Scott, I need you to be the Ant-Man,” to which Rudd, as Lang, replies, “One question: Is it too late to change the name?”
We also get a first look at the film’s villain, Yellowjacket, who’s played by guest star Corey Stoll.
Entertainment Weekly featured Ant-Man on its most recent cover, promising “badass insects, prison fights and a villain with a killer buzz.” It also described the movie’s tumultuous history; its screenplay was actually written more than a decade ago, long before Marvel dropped Iron Man and became the mega-successful movie producer it is today.
The first director for Ant-Man unexpectedly exited the project, EW reports, and it took years to find a new filmmaker to take on the challenging project.
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