Marvel Studios unveils 1st full-length trailer to ‘Ant-Man’

The first full-length trailer has been streamed for the upcoming Ant-Man due to hit theaters this July 17th, which is the last entry in Phase Two of the Marvel Studios’ feature films. It will open in theaters after Avengers: Age of Ultron.

I am curious on how Ant-Man will tie into Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, which currently airs on ABC.

The entire trailer itself surprised me because I was under the assumption that Ant-Man would center on Dr. Hank Pym, who the trailer revealed to be played by Michael Douglas. If you are new to the Marvel Universe, you should know that Pym is the first Ant-Man.

The movie will focus on Scott Lang, played by Paul Rudd, who is the second person in the mainstream 616-Universe to take up the mantle of the titular Ant-Man. If you have read all the mainstream comics involving Lang, you know what to expect from the trailer.

To everybody without a clue on who Lang is, the trailer explains everything.

The movie’s story reveals Pym asking Lang to take up the mantle of Ant-Man, which the latter shows some sign of “interest.” You can see Rudd’s spin on his version of Scott Lang.

Darren Cross, portrayed by Corey Stoll, is revealed to be the movie’s main antagonist. Stoll made the surprise announcement that Cross will take on the mantle of Yellowjacket. The movie’s version of Cross is portrayed as being Pym’s former prodigy, which is a complete deviation from his comic book origin.

On the same note, Cross makes the perfect antagonist to Lang.

Cross conspires with Hope Van Dyne, the daughter of Pym, to seize control of Pym Technology, which will Lang’s job to prevent it from happening.

If you love Marvel Comics, look forward to Ant-Man in July.

If you are curious about Lang’s comic origin, Pym didn’t tap him to become Ant-Man. Lang used the Ant-Man suit to steal items for money, which was used to pay for his daughter’s medical treatment. Pym saw Lang’s good intentions and allowed him to keep on being Ant-Man as long as he followed the law.

Since then, Lang has been an occasional ally to the Avengers and the replacement leader to Mr. Fantastic’s Future Foundation.

Eric O’Grady, in the comics, became the third Ant-Man. This version was called the “Irredeemable Ant-Man” because of his perverted nature like shrinking down many times to watch Carol Danvers aka Ms. Marvel take a shower.

Cross didn’t become Yellowjacket in the comics, he became Crossfire. The Yellowjacket suit was used by Pym, which he put into good use during the Civil War for the Pro-Registration side.

I was hoping the movie would focus on Pym because of how he is portrayed in different works.

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