Marvel has released a new Ant-Man trailer a couple weeks before the film finally debuts. In addition to directly explaining the plot, in particular the motives of Hank Pym’s (Michael Douglas) former protégé Darren Cross aka Yellowjacket (Corey Stoll), we get another Avengers name-drop along with Pym dismissing the Iron Man armor as “cute technology”. It looks like the film is very conscious of why there aren’t any Avengers around, and part of that has to do with Hank Pym’s disdain for them. A team of superheroes might get the job done, but Pym would rather give a thief a superpowered suit. It helps facilitate the MCU, but also tells us about where Pym’s character and beliefs, which is nice.
Check out the new Ant-Man trailer below. The film also stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Pena, Judy Greer, Tip “T.I.” Harris and Bobby Cannavale.
Here’s the official Ant-Man synopsis:
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.