Marvel have slowly teased one of their most anticipated future releases by way of a poster, an image, some extremely brief footage in a much bigger video, and an official synopsis a few weeks ago. However, this is all well and good, but where oh where is the trailer eh?
Well, Cinemablend believe that the trailer is just a short time away, and may even be with us as early as next week! The site revealed that “The Alberta Films Rating board publicly reveals on their website the classifications and running times of all the trailers that come through their department, and the most recent addition to their spreadsheet of titles is the debut teaser trailer for Ant-Man. According to the page, the preview was given a Canadian PG rating when it was classified earlier today, and the video has a run time of one minute and 48 seconds”
The length of the trailer certainly indicates it will be a teaser trailer.
The site is also confident that once the trailer has been rated like this, it will arrive soon. “There was a nine day long time span in between the time it took for Guardians of the Galaxy’s first trailer to be rated in Alberta and its debut online. Likewise this past October the same body classified the teaser for Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight, and that was eight days before the preview was attached to select screenings of Sin City: A Dame To Kill For”
The question now is just how Marvel and Disney will reveal the trailer, for there are not any superhero type films around for a target audience. With Into the Woods being Disney’s next big release, rumours are predicting the Ant-Man trailer will be attached to that, while other stories are thinking Taken 3 might be the one to push the film, but Taken 3 is not out for a few weeks yet.
I am hoping the trailer debuts on-line as a special New Years treat for fans, but this is just guessing. The good thing to know is that the trailer is done, its ready and rated, so we just have to be a little bit more patient.
Set for release in the UK on July 17, 2015, the film is directed by Peyton Reed (“Bring it On,” “The Break-Up”) and stars Paul Rudd (“I Love You Man,” “Role Models”) as Scott Lang aka Ant-Man, and Michael Douglas (“Behind The Candelabra,” “Wall Street”) as his mentor Dr. Hank Pym and Evangeline Lilly (“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” “Lost”) as Hope Van Dyne, daughter of Hank Pym.
Based on the Marvel comic character first published in 1962, Marvel’s “Ant-Man” continues the lineage of epic big-screen adventures chronicled in Marvel’s “Iron Man,” “The Incredible Hulk,” “Iron Man 2,” “Thor,” “Captain America: The First Avenger,” “Marvel’s The Avengers,” “Iron Man 3,” “Thor: The Dark World,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Guardians of the Galaxy” and the upcoming Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”
Here are the key characters and who will be playing them:
Marvel’s “Ant-Man” stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang aka Ant-Man, Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne, Corey Stoll as Darren Cross aka Yellowjacket, Bobby Cannavale as Paxton, Michael Peña as Luis, Judy Greer as Maggie, Tip “Ti” Harris as Dave, David Dastmalchian as Kurt, Wood Harris as Gale, Jordi Mollà as Castillo and Michael Douglas as Hank Pym.
Here’s the brand new synopsis:
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.