Ant-Man under the direction of Edgar Wright would have been a sublime experience, but filmmaker Peyton Reed is a highly able craftsman, and his last feature (2008’s Yes Man) is a woefully underrated flick.
With Reed, a script from Adam McKay and Paul Rudd, and with Rudd starring as the titular hero, Ant-Man has a shot at greatness (or at worst, a touch of goodness) when it hits theaters July 17.
My Marvel fanboy/comic book geek days hit its peak during the 1980s, so seeing original Ant-Man Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) dishing out a few life lessons to heir apparent Scott Lang (Rudd) is my #1 reason for loving this trailer:
Here’s the official Boilerplate:
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.
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