Mark the calendar for July 17 all you crazy Ant-Man fanatics and mark off a little time today to watch the latest video teaser of the upcoming flick starring Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas.
The Marvel movie plot revolves around an ex-con thief (the 46-year-old Rudd) who transforms into the superhero and has the amazing ability to shrink into Ant-Man without boasting one single weapon in his ant-like armor gear.
Peyton Reed directs the flick, which also stars Evangeline Lilly and Corey Stoll. In the plot Ant-Man's superhero outfit is the masterpiece of an inventor, Hank Pym, played by Douglas and is quite the opposite of most super hero outfits that typically boast some amazing capabilities and defensive technology.
"Hank Pym's Ant-Man suit doesn't have a single weapon," says Reed, who notes, "whereas Yellowjacket is armed with plasma cannons."
The one ability Ant-Man does have going for him is his amazing speed after he shrinks from his human form to his super hero persona.
"Also, when he shrinks, he increases his density, so he's got increased strength," notes Reed.
Marvel just debuted the latest teaser for Ant-Man, a 30-second trailer and reports claim a full version will be arriving today, Mon. April 13.
In the film Lang is tasked with his most challenging theft, but this time it's not a criminal enterprise activity. The goal is to save the world, which is typically a super hero goal when a super hero isn't a villain. The villain, in this scenario, happens to be Yellowjacket, portrayed by Stoll. The role Lilly plays is Pym's daughter, Hope Van Dyne. but no insight on whether she's a good or bad influence on Lang.
It's taken awhile for Ant-Man to make it to through the creative movie making process, which actually began nine years ago when Edgar Wright was hired on as original director in 2006.
Wright quit the movie project in 2014, the script then underwent a rewrite and Reed stepped in as director.
Despite some reports of issues cropping up in the final editing process, with claims of scenes having to be re-shot, Reed says all is good for the July 17 release date.
"We are going to do a little bit of additional photography, but we have not done any yet," he said. "It's minor stuff."
The short teaser trailer is available on Marvel's site. The voice-over includes this ominous warning from Stoll's Yellowjacket: "Imagine a soldier the size of an insect." Pym's voice then is heard forecasting, "If you bring godlike powers to everyone, it's going to be chaos." The cast also features Judy Greer, Michael Pena and Bobby Cannavale.