At long last we have our first look at Paul Rudd all dolled up in his Ant-Man costume for the big Marvel movie debut. We’ve already seen a few brief snippets of footage from a Marvel TV special on ABC and the “human-sized” teaser for the upcoming trailer, which is debuting tonight during the Agent Carter premiere. But before then, take a gander at our newest (and smallest) hero of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
This is our lucky day. Rudd’s Scott Lang also is featured on the new Ant-Man poster that premiered earlier. Well, we think it’s him. In the same fashion by which they released that 16-second trailer preview, Marvel took some liberties with the character’s size. But thanks to the latest Entertainment Weekly cover, we get to see him up close in all his glory.
Marvel’s Ant-Man suffered a bit of a rough patch when its original director, Edgar Wright, departed over creative differences, but it’s still an exciting prospect with Peyton Reed in the driver’s seat. Scott Lang is a reformed thief who’s been taken under the wing of original Ant-Man Hank Pam (Michael Douglas).
However, he’s going to have to suit up pretty fast, as Pym’s former protege Darren Cross (Corey Stoll) is taking his company into a controversial direction. Worse yet, he’s stolen Pym’s size-shrinking Pym Particle technology, which will inevitably transform him into comic book baddie Yellowjacket. It then becomes up to Lang, Pym and Pym’s daughter, Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly), to stop this villain in his tracks.
After seeing Rudd in full-on superhero mode, we’re anxious to see the big Ant-Man trailer reveal tonight on ABC. As if the two-hour Agent Carter premiere wasn’t enough of a lure, but we’re also hoping to get a glimpse of Lang’s incredible abilities, which Rudd described to EW as “mind-blowing.” Ant-Man also has an immense supporting cast, including Bobby Cannavale, Abby Ryder Fortson, Judy Greer, Michael Pena, David Dastmalchian, Wood Harris, Gregg Turkington, John Slattery (returning as Howard Stark) and T.I. If we could get a glimpse of any of these guys, that’d be enough to hold us over until the next big reveal.
EW also promises more looks at Ant-Man within the pages of the issue, including a report from the set and more of Stoll’s character. Ant-Man is hitting theaters this July 17, but hopefully this issue and the new Avengers 2 trailer coming on January 12 will keep you distracted.