We’ve already got trailers for Avengers: Age of Ultron, Tomorrowland, Jurassic World and Terminator: Genisys, but what about Ant-Man? The Peyton Reed-directed film is still about seven months away, but it looks like it’ll add to the growing list of summer blockbuster trailers any day now because the Alberta Film Classification Board just gave the very first Ant-Man trailer a one minute and 48-second running time and a PG rating.
When will we get to see it? We don’t know for sure yet, but there are some days that seem more likely than others so hit the jump for a little speculation. Ant-Man is due in theaters on July 17, 2015 and stars Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Peña and Judy Greer.
It’s very unlikely that the Alberta Film Classification Board (via CBM) would give the Ant-Man trailer a rating and then Disney would just sit on it, so it’s got to hit early in the New Year. The only film Disney has coming out in January is Strange Magic, but that one’s a whole month away and also doesn’t really seem like the right fit, so I’m betting this Ant-Man teaser drops during the series premiere of Agent Carter on January 6th. We’ve already seen Marvel play that game with Avengers: Age of Ultron and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., so why not do it with these, too?
No matter when the Ant-Man trailer drops, there’s going to be a lot riding on the very first look at the film. I’ll watch anything with the Marvel banner on it, but as someone who knows little to nothing about the Ant-Man source material, I am having a tough time wrapping my head around how a movie about a man who can shrink down to the size of an ant can work. In Marvel I trust, so I’m already on board, but hopefully this first teaser trailer justifies my confidence in the studio.