In case you missed the first full-length preview of Marvel’s Ant-Man at the end of the second hour of ABC’s Agent Carter Tuesday night, we’ve got it here. Strangely we almost missed this one, since it was a billed as a teaser and Marvel Studios already released a teaser last week, shown here. This is no teaser–it’s a hefty preview of the film. Check it out below, after the break.
Some observations on this first trailer for Ant-Man.
1. It looks like this is one of those stories where one superhero (Michael Douglas’s Hank Pym) hands the reigns over to the new generation (Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang).
2. Doesn’t Michael Douglas looks a lot like his dad Kirk Douglas these days?
3. The likelihood of a movie being good improves when it takes place in San Francisco (Vertigo, Bullitt, Big Trouble in Little China, So I Married an Axe Murderer, Foul Play, Star Trek IV, Time After Time, Dirty Harry, Zodiac).
4. How can they miss with Paul Rudd as the lead? We liked him from early on when he co-starred with Alicia Silverstone in Clueless back in 1995. He even had a role on Veronica Mars.
5. Kudos for actually showing us Ant-Man’s supersuit and the superhero in action.
Here’s the first full preview for Ant-Man:
Ant-Man hits theaters July 17, 2015.
Neat. I didn’t know the suit shrinks him.
I have to say, I love Paul Rudd, and I hope that this movie showcases his great talent like GotG did for Chris Pratt. I also love that Marvel is not sticking with the front four of the MCU Avengers who got them to be the powerhouse movie studio they are, and are branching out to explore new characters and new areas of the Marvel Comic Universe. Ant-man wasn’t my favorite Avenger in the comics, but hey, I’m still on-board, I’m excited to see where this goes!
That said, this trailer left me with the hint of a sick feeling in my stomach. Like, this may be the first true bona-fide bomb (assuming Age of Ultron does half as well as it should) for the studio. We don’t see Rudd doing anything but posing and mugging, and he only gets the one line at the end (which wasn’t half as funny as it needed to be). Also, we don’t get any dialogue from the characters, just the loooong Hank Pym monologue which, frankly, doesn’t seem to jive completely with the images. This coupled with the many changes of folks at key positions during early production makes me very, very leery.