Ant-Man is such an odd little film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe at this point. It had a tumultuous pre-production, and it’s sandwiched in between the massive Avengers: Age of Ultron and Captain America: Civil War, which stars just about every Marvel character including Ant-Man (Paul Rudd). It’s hard for the little guy to get his due, but Marvel is going to give audiences a big look at the character.
Audiences will get to see an exclusive 6-minute preview of Ant-Men when they go see Jurassic World in IMAX staring this weekend. That could be a huge help to Ant-Man since Jurassic World is tracking to smash up the box office. Of course, considering how trailer events have a nasty habit of leaking, it’s possible that the Ant-Man preview could make its way online before it debuts in IMAX, which would be a shame. I’m fine with previews when they’re attached to movies rather than events unto themselves.
Check out a teaser for the Ant-Man preview below. The film opens in 3D on July 17th, and also stars 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. For more on Ant-Man, click here.
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.