Marvel Premieres First Full-Length (And Full-Sized) Trailer For 'Ant-Man'
The making of Marvel's Ant-Man has been fairly contentious. After years in development under Edgar Wright, it looked like the unlikely superhero was finally going to get his turn to shine on the big screen, only to hit a snag when the director and film giant parted ways over what seemed to be creative differences. That never bodes well for any movie, but after replacing him with Bring It On's Peyton Reed as director as well as Adam McKay for a script rewrite, Ant-Man was back on track.
Add to that a stacked cast that includes Michael Douglas and Paul Rudd as essentially two different generations of Ant-Men (with Douglas's Hank Pym recruiting Rudd's Scott Lang to become the hero), and we were actually starting to get kind of excited for what might be Marvel's riskiest venture yet.
With the new year rolling around and Avengers: Age of Ultron also approaching, Marvel kicked off the marketing campaign for Ant-Man this week, releasing a cheeky teaser and clever poster (which you can see below), before premiering the full-length, human-sized trailer during the premiere of Agent Carter on ABC:
Sorry. Here's the real trailer:
Quite honestly, it looks like a Marvel origin movie. Yes, it's a little more unusual for there to be co-leads, especially when the one doing most of the talking isn't even the one donning the costume in most of the trailer, but it comes off as a little underwhelming.
That being said, we get the feeling that it might not best represent the film. It's been described as very funny, and we only get a small dose of that with Rudd's line at the end of the trailer. Otherwise it just looks like a generic origin story, but that of course doesn't mean it'll be bad. It definitely makes us interested to watch the movie, and doesn't seem to give anything away other than short glimpses at various characters played by the likes of Corey Stoll, Evangeline Lilly and Michael Pena, among others.
In other words, it seems like Marvel's playing this one fairly close to the chest for the moment, so we'll have to wait and see. Ant-Man hits theaters July 17th, 2015. Here's the poster: