In the final days of 2014, a number of new reports concerning Peyton Reed’s ‘Ant-Man’ hit the web (which ironically is some place an ant would not want to be). In addition to some potential details that might tie the Phase Two finale to the ‘Captain America: Civil War’ and the rest of Phase Three, we got our first detailed look at the villainous Yellowjacket thanks to some promotional images from a sleepwear company. But now we get our first taste of the size-shifting superhero in an official trailer. There is a catch though: You’d have to be the size of an ant to really enjoy it.
We’ve seen small sneak peeks at films before, but none smaller than this. In a rather unorthodox but clever move, Marvel Entertainment has released an “ant-sized” teaser trailer for ‘Ant-Man’ on their YouTube channel. Clocking in at only seventeen seconds, it’s hard to make anything out other than star Paul Rudd and the new logo that they show off at the end. See for yourself in the video below, followed by the official synopsis of the movie:
The next evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings a founding member of The Avengers to the big screen for the first time 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.
If the tiny teaser is frustrating you, don’t fret, True Believers! The human-sized trailer will drop during the two-hour series premiere of ‘Agent Carter’ on Tuesday, January 6th at 8:00pm EST on ABC. However, if you can’t wait that long, /Film shared a blown up version of the video that shows that the studio was smart enough to put a blur filter on the footage in addition to making it really, really small because obviously their tech-savvy audience would instantly try to magnify the teaser and make GIFS out of it or something. In the video below, you can almost make out what looks to be Rudd’s co-stars Corey Stoll and Evangeline Lilly, as well as what is probably the first look at the fabled Pym Particles, which happen to be the source of Ant-Man’s powers:
What do you think about the first teaser for ‘Ant-Man’? Are you amused by the studios’ creative marketing strategy? Will you be tuning in to watch ‘Agent Carter’ on Tuesday to see the trailer for real? Let us know in the comment section.
‘Ant-Man’ starring Michael Douglas, Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, and Corey Stoll flies into theaters on July 17, 2015.