The very first Ant-Man trailer debuted this evening during the premiere of Marvel’s new ABC series Agent Carter, and since this is our first look at the latest addition to the MCU, we’ve gone ahead and put together a collection of images pulled from the trailer. The footage is a bit light on effects sequences due to the hectic production schedule, which was expected, and the shots of Ant-Man riding the flying ant were actually shown to us at Comic-Con this summer, before principal photography on the film even began. The trailer also gives us the now obligatory “hero shirtless” shot, which has become one of the staples of the Marvel films. Though if I were Paul Rudd and I had put that much work into physically preparing for the film, I think I’d want people to know it too.
Take a look at the Ant-Man trailer images after the jump, which also feature quick looks at Corey Stoll, Michael Douglas, and Evangeline Lilly. Ant-Man opens in theaters on July 17th.
Here’s the official synopsis for Ant-Man:
The next evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings a founding member of The Avengers to the big screen for the first time with Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man.” Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.
Marvel’s “Ant-Man” stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang aka Ant-Man, Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne, Corey Stoll as Darren Cross aka Yellowjacket, Bobby Cannavale as Paxton, Michael Peña as Luis, Judy Greer as Maggie, Tip “Ti” Harris as Dave, David Dastmalchian as Kurt, Wood Harris as Gale, Jordi Mollà as Castillo and Michael Douglas as Hank Pym. Directed by Peyton Reed and produced by Kevin Feige, Marvel’s “Ant-Man” delivers a high-stakes, tension-filled adventure on July 17, 2015.