Flash Piece: ‘Ant-Man’ Trailer 1

Marvel releases the first full-length ‘Ant-Man’ trailer featuring a first look at Yellow Jack.


Battle of the Bugs

I’ve been big fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but even I was a bit skeptical when the initial teaser hit the web for Ant-Man. Something about the first look just didn’t captivate me in the same way that Guardians of the Galaxy or Avengers: Age of Ultron did. With this latest trailer though, I have to eat my words. It looks like Marvel, again, is going to get it done right.

Setting up plot, the trailer opens with Darren Cross, played by Corey Stoll, speaking to a crowd. “Imagine a soldier the size of an insect, the ultimate secret weapon,” says Cross, as we see the titular hero taking out a random baddy. Over the duration of the rest of the trailer, we got a brief overview of the origin story of Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and how we can expect to see him become Ant-Man. One thing I thought this trailer did incredibly well was showcase Paul Rudd, showing that he can take on the superhero role as well as be the funny man. Arguably, the best part of the trailer came in the latter moments when we finally see the debut of the film’s villain, Yellow Jacket. Not only does his suit look badass, but he’s also got some sweet gadgets to flaunt.

The trailer itself has some greatly-timed tongue in cheek moments that will surely pepper the film, but the best one came in the closing moments when Ant-Man is riding a train. The train is heading directly at Yellow Jack when it hits him, and when the camera zooms out, it reveals that they are just on children’s train set.

After what we can expect to be a heavy ending to Age of Ultron, Ant-Man is going to be the perfect send off to Phase 2.

You can catch Ant-Man in theaters July 17, 2015.

Has this trailer squashed any doubts you had about ‘Ant-Man’ or Paul Rudd? Do you agree this will be a good way to come down from ‘Age of Ultron’? Tweet us your answers @YouNerded.

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