A brand new trailer for the size-changing superhero’s big-screen debut arrived online today, and this time around the preview goes big on the butt-kicking by focusing on how Ant-Man’s abilities can give rise to some spectacular action sequences. It also gives audiences the first look at Ant-Man’s nemesis, Yellowjacket, and hints at the danger posed by a weaponized version of Ant-Man’s suit.
Oh, and Thomas the Train makes a cameo, too.
Directed by Peyton Reed, Ant-Man stars Paul Rudd as expert thief Scott Lang, who’s recruited by former superhero scientist Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) to prevent the secrets of his size-changing suit from falling into the wrong hands. Given the ability to shrink his body while increasing his strength to superhuman levels, Scott must pull off a seemingly impossible heist and become the world’s newest superhero.
Along with Rudd and Douglas, Ant-Man stars Judy Greer (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Bobby Cannavale (Chef), Michael Pena (End of Watch), Martin Donovan (Inherent Vice), Wood Harris (Remember the Titans), John Slattery (Iron Man 2), Gregg Turkington (The Comedy), Abby Ryder Fortson (Togetherness), David Dastmalchian (The Dark Knight), and T.I. (Takers).
The final chapter in “Phase Two” of Marvel’s cinematic universe, Ant-Man is based on a script written by Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish, Andrew Barrer, Gabriel Ferrari, and Adam McKay. One of the original members of The Avengers in the Marvel Comics continuity, Ant-Man was created by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, and Jack Kirby. He made his debut in a January 1962 issue of Tales to Astonish and went on to become one of the publisher’s most popular heroes in the early days of Marvel Comics.
Ant-Man hits theaters July 17, 2015.
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