Marvel Studios’ next superhero flick of the second tier character variety is Ant-Man. Following on the success of Guardians of the Galaxy, this very different story has the potential of similarly grabbing viewers. Supporting a likely win first and foremost is the casting of comedic actor Paul Rudd as Ant-Man Scott Lang. Lang is the second character in the classic Marvel Comics universe to play the superhero. Hank Pym was the original, and multiple Academy Award winner Michael Douglas will play that role in this new version of the story.
The Hobbit star Evangeline Lilly will play Hope Van Dyne, seen briefly in two new teasers released this weekend for Ant-Man. Hayley Atwell will reprise her role as Peggy Carter from Captain America: The First Avenger and her new mini-series beginning this week on ABC.
The first teaser trailer released this week is a bit on the clever side. See what we mean here, after the break:
Soon after the release of the first teaser, the Web was full of individuals blowing up the images in blurry form, and so this full-screen version was released:
We’ve not much to go on here–it’s a true tease for what’s coming. Ant-Man is scheduled for release in theaters July 17, 2015, and we’ll wager we’ll see many more previews before then.