It looks like the film survived the massive rewrites after “Hot Fuzz” director Edgar Wright left the director’s chair.
Paul Rudd is starring in the film as Scott Lang, a thief who will later turn into Ant-Man. Michael Douglas will play his mentor aka the original Ant-Man, Dr Hank Pym while “The Hobbit” star Evangeline Lily is portraying Dr Hank Pym’s daughter, Hope Pym/Van-Dyne. Corey Stoll is portraying the villain, Darren Cross aka “Yellowjacket”, who is the alternate-identity of Hank Pym with similar powers.
The full trailer of the movie was released after the preview clip made its debut during the 2015 MTV Movie Awards. It provided us a first real look at some of the film’s action pieces, including Ant-Man’s fight scene with Yellowjacket on top of a “Thomas the Tank Engine” play set.
The official synopsis is as follows:
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.
Directed by Peyton Reed and produced by Kevin Feige, Marvel’s “Ant-Man” also stars Bobby Cannavale, Michael Peña, Abby Ryder Fortson, Judy Greer, David Dastmalchian, Wood Harris, T.I., and Gregg Turkington. Slated for release on 16th July 2015, Reed directed the film based on a script written by Wright, Joe Cornish, Andrew Barrer, Gabriel Ferrari, and Adam McKay.
Check out the first trailer below: