Geek-Cetera By Jan. 7, 2015 6:23 pm
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After a decade in development, multiple messy director break-ups, and a hasty rewrite by the star himself, we finally have definitive proof that Marvel’s Ant-Man is definitely a movie that exists and is coming out this July. The first trailer for the upcoming comic book movie debuted last night during the premiere of the Captain America TV spin-off Agent Carter, and now you can watch it as many times as you’d like.

Paul Rudd plays Scott Lang, a con man who earns a chance at redemption by teaming up with Hank Pym, the troubled original Ant-Man who discovered the Pym Particles that allow whoever wears the suit to shrink in size while increasing strength. Pym, played by Michael Douglas, narrates the surprisingly solemn teaser by talking about family and second chances. But given Lang’s puzzled reaction to his decidedly non-threatening new moniker, the movie probably won’t take itself too seriously. After all, it ends with the delightfully bizarre image of tiny Paul Rudd riding a comparatively giant flying ant. What more could you want?

But of course the other story behind Ant-Man is the nasty divorce between Marvel Studios and Edgar Wright, the beloved geek writer/director behind Scott Pilgrim and the Cornetto Trilogy. After working on the film for eight years, Wright and his partner Joe Cornish famously left the project last summer after Marvel allegedly ruined their original script. Since then, Anchorman’s Adam McKay and Bring It On’s Peyton Reed were quickly brought on to write and direct the film respectively, although Wright and Cornish still have “story by” credits.

Ant-Man comes out July 17, 2015, two months after the license to print money that is Avengers: Age of Ultron. Here’s hoping something this tiny and weird can have a big impact too, then maybe Paul Rudd can star in a Celery Man movie next.

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