Ant-Man Trailer: Is It Too Late to Make It Seem Less Serious?

By  · Published on January 7th, 2015

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The first true teaser trailer for Marvel’s Ant-Man debuted this evening during the premiere of the same studio’s own Agent Carter TV series. In the days ahead, many of us will be poring over each frame to know exactly what we’re looking at, but for now it’s time to just watch.

And listen to Michael Douglas slowly explain to Paul Rudd why he needs to take over the role of a superhero called “the Ant-Man.” Is it too late to change the name, indeed? Just kidding, I like the name and just how faux-serious this movie is sold as right up until that little joke. After that, we can re-watch and appreciate how silly it actually all is (in a good way), especially Ant-Man riding on the back of a flying ant.

Watch the Ant-Man teaser after the jump.

And here’s the first clever Ant-Man movie poster that fits in with last week’s “ant-size” teaser of the above trailer. I can’t wait to see what subway riders do with all that empty space.

Ant-Man, directed by Peyton Reed, also stars Evangeline Lilly and Corey Stoll and opens July 17, 2015.

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Christopher Campbell began writing film criticism and covering film festivals for a zine called Read, back when a zine could actually get you Sundance press credentials. He's now a Senior Editor at FSR and the founding editor of our sister site Nonfics. He also regularly contributes to Fandango and Rotten Tomatoes and is the President of the Critics Choice Association's Documentary Branch.