During the Avengers: Age of Ultron press junket over the weekend, Marvel Studios took the opportunity to debut the full-length trailer for the next film in their lineup: Ant-Man. Where the first Ant-Man teaser earned mixed reactions, proving just how tough the film might be to to market compared to the Avengers sequel, the new trailer won those in attendance over.
Better special effects featuring armies of CGI ants; plenty of size-shifting action sequences, comedic moments between Paul Rudd and his co-stars Evangeline Lilly and Michael Douglas; and a clearly defined enemy with a high-tech suit in Corey Stoll’s Darren Cross a.k.a.a Yellowjacket. The second Ant-Man trailer (they’re labeling it the first) is now out, kicking off the beginning of its marketing campaign.
How does Ant-Man compete with the more advanced, weaponized Yellowjacket who has the same size-shrinking abilities? The Ant-Man suit can also control ants, which gives him control of an organized and powerful army, albeit a small one… Only a few examples of how important that will be are teased in this trailer but it’s a major part of the film and how Ant-Man is a unique superhero. Poor, poor Thomas the Tank Engine.
On that note – check out the new Ant-Man motion poster:
The next evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings a founding member of The Avengers to the big screen for the first time with Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man.” Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.
Marvel’s “Ant-Man” stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang aka Ant-Man, Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne, Corey Stoll as Darren Cross aka Yellowjacket, Bobby Cannavale as Paxton, Michael Peña as Luis, Judy Greer as Maggie, Tip “Ti” Harris as Dave, David Dastmalchian as Kurt, Wood Harris as Gale, Jordi Mollà as Castillo and Michael Douglas as Hank Pym. Directed by Peyton Reed and produced by Kevin Feige, Marvel’s “Ant-Man” delivers a high-stakes, tension-filled adventure on July 17, 2015.