Marvel has shared the first teaser clip from this summer’s Ant-Man – and it shows Paul Rudd’s title character finding his superhero costume.
Rudd stars as Scott Lang, a petty criminal who acquires the ability to shrink in size but increase in strength and become a superhero known as Ant-Man. Michael Douglas co-stars as Hank Pym, the scientist who originally invented the Ant-Man technology and mentors Lang to take over from him.
Marvel’s plot synopsis for the film teases: “The next evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings a founding member of The Avengers to the big screen for the first time with 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.”
Ant-Man is set for release on July 17. Rudd and Douglas lead an impressive ensemble cast that also includes Evangeline Lilly, Bobby Cannavale, rapper/actor TI, Corey Stoll and Judy Greer. Filming finished in December 2014 with Peyton Reed (The Break-Up) directing after Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead) dropped out in May 2014 citing creative differences with Marvel. Following a legal dispute that has recently been resolved through an arbitration process, the film’s screenplay will be credited to Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish, the original writers, as well as to Adam McKay and Paul Rudd, who took over scripting duties after Wright’s exit.
NME recently included Ant-Man in our gallery of 10 Blockbuster Films You Won’t Want To Miss This Summer – check out the full list here.