Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Is it too late to change the name?

The first Ant-Man trailer premiered last night during Marvel's Agent Carter (which is surprisingly good!) and in the unlikely event that you haven't seen it yet, here it is!

It starts off fairly serious with the original Ant-Man, Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) trying to convince Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) to take up the mantle. And in the most asshole yet charming way that only Paul Rudd can do, he notes just how silly the name is, which gives an indication that this film probably won't, or more likely can't be all that serious. So let's get to the breakdown.

As Pym narrates, it looks like Scott Lang is getting arrested.

Geez, how many police cruisers do they need to arrest him? Is he that much of a wanted man? He's just a thief isn't he?

"Scott, I've been watching you for a while now." Indeed he has on what looks to be a mix of old and new technology.

"You're different. Now don't let anyone tell you, that you have nothing to offer."

Scott is either being marched into or out of prison.

It looks like the guards are marching him out since he's not handcuffed or in any restraints.

The Golden Gate Bridge places the setting of the movie in San Francisco.

"Second chances don't come around all that often." That could also be an allegory for this movie having changed directors from Edgar Wright to Peyton Reed.

"I suggest you take a really close look at it."

Hank Pym at work.

"This is your chance."

"To earn that look in your daughter's eyes." And here's who I assume is Cassie Lang. In the comics, she had an illness which forced her father to steal the Ant-Man suit in order to rescue the only doctor who could save her.

Pym entering his lab with Scott.

"To become the hero that she already thinks you are." Honestly, the lab doesn't look all that impressive. What is Scott reacting to?

Here's Corey Stoll playing Darren Cross aka Yellowjacket, the film's main antagonist. Marvel trivia: Darren Cross is an entirely different villain in the comics, and Yellowjacket is actually one of Hank Pym's many different code names.

Evangeline Lilly as Hope van Dyne, daughter of Hank Pym and Janet van Dyne aka the Wasp. Lilly sports the short haircut that Wasp has in many of her comic appearances.

"It's not about saving our world. It's about saving theirs." A touching moment between father and daughter.

"Scott, I need you, to be the Ant-Man."

Nice closeup of the costume.

And as only Paul Rudd can do... "Huh..."

First time seeing Scott Lang in the Ant-Man suit. Looks spiffy!

About to miniaturize at the push of a button.

Requisite hero three-point-stance.

Michael Pena as a security guard?

A flying ant lands in front of Scott. One of Ant-Man's abilities is to be able to communicate with ants and other insects through his helmet.

Another nice shot of the helmet.

Prison fight? Very oddly put in this trailer.

Mass hysteria! Evacuation of some building.

Scott looking over his sleeping daughter.

Throwing a full size man out a window.

Apparently, the Ant-Man suit can also augment strength.

Paul Rudd got a little buff for the role. Same diet as Chris Pratt?

Sparring with Hope.

She seems to be a much better fighter than Scott.

SWAT team assaulting a building?

Cross is mad at something. Is this the point where he decides to go nuts and put on the Yellowjacket costume?

Hope armed and dangerous. Lilly has stated that her character is kind of screwed up because she was raised by two superheroes.

Ant-Man running.

Lens flares! Is J.J. Abrams a consultant?!?

Perched on a flying ant.

Off to battle! It is a little hard to imagine a superhero that can essentially be stopped by a bug zapper though...

"One question."

"Is it too late to change the name?" Probably... Think of the nerd rage if that happened!

Ant-Man opens in theaters on July 17th.

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