Anybody still on the fence about the upcoming ‘Ant-Man‘ movie may be interested in watching this brand new trailer made for Japanese audiences. Don’t worry, the footage itself is in English, it just has Japanese subtitles and a Japanese narrator. You might want to be warned, though, the trailer could be considered to be a bit on the spoiler-ish side. At least, compared to the U.S. trailers for the movie. I’m not sure it’s quite at the level of spoilers that, say, the trailers for ‘Terminator: Genisys’ are at, but it definitely reveals a lot more about the movie than we’ve seen so far here in the U.S. So if you’re spoiler adverse, don’t watch this trailer. In fact, don’t watch trailers in general and just wait till the movie comes out. Seriously, trailers have a tendency to spoil movies a depressingly large amount of time.
As you can see, we’ve already known about some of this is stuff from other sources, such as Scott Lang (played by Paul Rudd) being an ex-con who gets hired to steal some technology back for Hank Pym (played by Michael Douglas). We know that the villain is Yellowjacket, though there is some more action shown in the trailer between him and Ant-Man, including one part that looks like it might be taking place inside of a briefcase. (Please never change, comic books.) We also got to see a tiny bit more action involving Hope van Dyne (played by Evangeline Lilly) which gives us some evidence that she’ll be actively participating in the heroics on some level instead of just training Lang.
Most of the new stuff, however, deals with Lang’s relationship with his daughter, Cassie (played by Abby Forston). This is probably the most spoiler-ish part of the movie, not so much for it’s content but for what it hints at for the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. You see, in the comics, Cassie Lang is exposed to the particles that make the Ant-Man/Yellowjacket technology work and she herself gains superpowers and eventually follows in her father’s footprints by becoming a superheroine. Is Marvel really taking such a long view of their movies and TV shows that they are introducing the title character to a movie that probably won’t be ready to be on the screen for another 10-20 years? I have no idea, but that would be pretty dang awesome if they were.
So did you like the new trailer? Did you think it had too many spoilers or just the right amount? Let us know what you think or any speculation you have in the comments below.
‘Ant-Man’ will be in theaters this coming July 17th.