As word from early screenings starts to leak out, Marvel has dropped a new trailer for Ant-Man that is loaded to the brim with new footage.
The new trailer is a Japanese cut, with Japanese voiceover, though the footage is all still in English. Instead of squarely focusing in on the superhero aspects, this trailer picks up with Scott Lang's (Paul Rudd) day-to-day life — working a dead end job, and trying his best to be a decent father to his little girl Cassie. It adds some fresh context to the film, and shows off a bit more of the quirky tone.
This being a superhero movie, it does eventually get to the crux of the action, and does an excellent job breaking down the basic plot in a few beats. The gist: Darren Cross (Corey Stoll) is about to use the Ant-Man tech for nefarious purposes, so Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) enlists Lang (Rudd) to help him stop Cross and save the world.
Check out the new trailer below:
But the big question remains: Is Ant-Man actually any good? According to reactions from the first screening this week, all signs point to...probably. Most reactions have been generally positive (though at this point, you can kind of take them with a grain of salt), which is at least an indication that this thing isn't a total trainwreck. The consensus seems to be that it's a solid, quirky Marvel movie — not mind-blowingly good, but also not a mess.
But, it sounds like the most intriguing part of the movie might not actually be part of the movie. We don't know what they are, and wouldn't want to spoil them here anyway, but early reports indicate Ant-Man will have two massive post-credit scenes that will have a huge effect on the MCU. Again, we don't know what they are, but all buzz points to something big and bigger.
ANT-MAN is good. Not a disaster like some expected but also not a homerun. Has a *must see* after the end credits scene.— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) June 26, 2015
Ant-Man opens July 17. Will you be there opening night?
(Via Coming Soon)