Ant-Man: First Full Trailer and Thoughts

     We finally get the first full, non-ant-sized trailer and it looks pretty good.  I'm still a bit sad Wright left, but it will hold enough of his touch to be still notable.

     I had written in a post on 03.21.2013 this nice bit of goodness:
     Wright has a history of more lighthearted things like Shaun of the Dead, Spaced, Hot Fuzz, and most notably the wonderful handled video-game influenced Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.  Which makes me wonder why he wouldn't want to go with the more morally ambiguous Irredeemable Ant-Man, Eric O'Grady.  Considering he was made by Robert Kirkman creator of The Walking Dead.  It would seem to be a much more fitting character for Wright, as the "hero" is highly reluctant, but ends up thrust into situations where he at least tries to do some good, and mostly sucks at it.  O'Grady, a low level S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, gets the suit from his best friend that had it when he died, and he primarily uses it for voyeuristic business, and as such he would make an interesting Ant-Man to watch, as he repeatedly lies, steals, cheats, but then tries to fit in by renouncing his ways and attempting to be a hero.  He would be the type of guy that would stop a robber, then shrink to tiny size to steal candy bars from a vending machine.
     And in a post on 06.07.2014 I wrote:
 "Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), 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."
     So they are going with the Robert Kirkman, of Invincible and The Walking Dead fame, written Ant-Man series- and that is what I'm most excited for- The Irredeemable Ant-Man.  A hero that uses his powers to spy on Ms. Marvel in the shower and punch old guys in the nuts, what more could we want?
     So while Rudd isn't playing O'Grady, and Edgar Wright left the project, he does seem to have some of the traits of The Irredeemable Ant-Man.  Enough to make him skirt the lines between hero and villain and make this almost a redemption story by what the trailer shows.  Marvel hasn't really produced any really bad movies- although Thor: The Dark World was less than optimal, Ant-Man is already looking to be great and will keep their cinematic universe held to a high standard.

     Ant-Man will arrive in theaters on July 17.

     PS- I still can't get over how ingenious the ant-sized trailer was.

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