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TRAILER: Ant-Man

Written by Alex Reale

Marvel has been making big strides recently, both on the big and small screen. Not only did fans get to enjoy the premier of Agent Carter tonight, but we also had our first full look at Ant-Man, which is due to come out on July 17th of this year.

For many people, this event may not have held too much significance. After all, Avengers: Age of Ultron is also coming out this year, and most people really couldn’t care less about a hero named “Ant-Man”. But after seeing tonight’s trailer, I’m sure there will be some new fans.

If you haven’t seen the trailer yet, you can view it here. Don’t worry, you won’t need a magnifying glass (thank you; tip your waitresses). But you will probable have to watch the trailer a few times to fully grasp what’s going on.

I’ll admit that I was a tiny bit annoyed when I first watched the trailer. The first half consists of Hank Pym (played by Michael Douglas) telling a young Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) that he has to become the hero Ant-Man. After the lengthy narration, Rudd replies with an interested “huh!”. The rest of the trailer is a montage of clips where we get some neat shots of Ant-Man using his powers and interacting with the world at his tiny size. We also get a glimpse of other characters such as Cassie Lang and Darren Cross. At the end, Rudd, in his typical sense of comedy and humor, makes a quip about changing the hero’s name.

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The reason I was a little annoyed by the trailer was the fact that we didn’t see enough of Ant-Man. I know it’s a teaser, but there have been plenty of other teasers that showed a lot more. Look at Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and even X-Men: Days of Future Past. The first teasers we saw of all those movies had a lot more to show. In this trailer, we saw maybe 5-10 seconds of the titular hero. I would’ve at least enjoyed a shot of Yellowjacket or Wasp as well. Unfortunately, it looks like we’ll have to wait a while before we  see more.

Other than this small grievance, the trailer was just as fun as I expected. Marvel knows how to market its material. If it can sell a movie about a talking raccoon and a sentient tree, then it can do anything. Ant-Man will also be riding on the coat-tails of Avengers: Age of Ultron, so I’m pretty sure the film will do fairly well at the box office.

For the record, can I just say that I love Paul Rudd? I was so excited to hear that he was going to play Scott Lang. A lot of people were skeptical because of his typical comedic and immature roles, but that’s what makes him such a good candidate. His humor shines in the trailer and it’s the classic Rudd that we all know and love. Honestly, I cannot wait until we see him bicker with Robert Downey Jr. on screen.

Check out the trailer if you haven’t gotten the chance. The shots of Ant-Man’s costume are pretty cool, and the effects are very impressive. This film will definitely be worth seeing when it hits theaters in July.

And here’s the link to the original test footage that was released back in April 2013!

Ant-Man is set to release on July 17th, 2015.

What did you think of the trailer? Does it look like a big hit or is it going to make ant-sized profits at the box office? Sound off in the comments or send us your thoughts on Twitter!

About the author

Alex Reale

From a young age, Alex knew he was destined to be a writer. He also harbored a deep infatuation with superheroes and comics. Luckily, he was able to combine these two passions through his role with A Place to Hang Your Cape, where he works as Junior Sidekick and Social Media Hero.

When he’s not writing for AP2HYC or working full-time as a content manager for a small business website, Alex is diligently at work on other creative projects including a fantasy novel collection and an independent comic series.

You can find Alex's first book, Dodger's Doorway, on Amazon!