The second trailer for Marvel’s highly anticipated adaptation of Ant-Man has arrived online, and it provides some suitably action-packed moments and a healthy dose of humor. More of the film’s plot is revealed, with Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) and his daughter, Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lily), asking Scott Lang (Paul Rudd), a professional thief, to steal technology from the villainous Yellowjacket (Corey Stoll). Although Lang states he’s done breaking into places and stealing stuff, Pym has other plans for him.
Take a look at the trailer below and tell us what you think!
Much like Guardians of the Galaxy, Ant-Man has to sell itself on its humor. Thankfully, the trailer manages to do that quite well. Rudd’s Lang seems to be taking his role as super-thief in stride, realizing how ridiculous the situations he gets himself in really are. It works to sell the concept of Ant-Man to audiences who might not be on board with the idea of a shrinking superhero. The visuals for his shrinking ability are quite striking, with Lang changing his size multiple times mid-fight while tossing bad guys around like they’re weightless.
Of course, there are plenty of action scenes to get excited about, but the best one has to be the one that the trailer ends on. Both Ant-Man and Yellowjacket appear to be fighting on a model train set in a child’s bedroom. The fight looks suitably epic and chaotic up-close, but from a distance it appears to be nothing out of the ordinary. With a very terrifying Thomas the Tank Engine barreling down on Yellowjacket, the scene perfectly encapsulates what Ant-Man is all about. The majority of the fights will most likely incorporate some level of humor, in addition to providing similar sight gags.
Ant-Man will be released in theatres July 17.