We finally have our full-sized trailer for Marvel’s Ant-Man, which will conclude the second phase of their cinematic universe this coming summer. After the departure of Edgar Wright as director, the hope slowly began seeping out of the project, leaving fans wide-eyed and cowering in the corner until Peyton Reed was announced to continue helming the picture. He’s a major fan of the character and material, and if you ask me, a fine enough pick to pull this thing together. That being said, there was nothing in this trailer to get me hyped for the next coming months, maybe I needed more Ant-Man, or just something cool to look at.
Con-man Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) is recruited by Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) to become the Ant-Man and pull of a heist that will save the world. The plot sounds solid enough, and I’m always up for a heist film; but the trend of trailers that have a mentor giving a speech until the reveal of a troubled character who needs to rise above is getting really overused. You know what we needed? A fight. Something that sold this character. Instead, it plays like the first trailer for Thor. Take a look at the trailer below:
Maybe I’m just cynical, and I owe Marvel the benefit of the doubt for quite some time, but the trailer bored me. And the line at the end just wasn’t that funny. But who cares? With Marvel’s name on it, everyone is going to see it and all I can do is hope for the best.
Ant-Man will change sizes on the big screen on July 17th! What did you guys think of the trailer? Does this project excite you? Do you wish Edgar Wright was still directing? Am I being to cynical? Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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