SDCC 14: ANT-MAN Teaser Description
We’re working on finding the audio for this clip, but nothing has officially leaked for the ANT-MAN teaser they showed off at SDCC this weekend. Filming on the movie begins August 18, so it was all CG and demo stuff anyways, but we have the description for you just the same.
ANT-MAN has been ‘plagued’ with false starts for a few months now, but I call it good news. I’m happy with the new director, the actors involved, and how Marvel is sticking to their guns. ANT-MAN premieres July of 2015.
There are two components to this pretty zany footage: a scene in Hank Pym’s lab, where the camera just pans across the space, showing off all of the weird scientific equipment and bubbling beakers and creepy anthills, before finishing up at an Ant-Man helmet. During this, Michael Douglas is convincing Scott Lang to do something. Lang protests that Hank seems nice but “I’m not a superhero.” That means he’s not an egomaniac, and he’s not an “undisciplined moron causing more destruciton than he stops,” Pym retorts. Superheroes are a “ridiculous concept. You’re doing this because it’s the right thing to do.” “Someone already stole your balls,” Pym taunts Lang. “It’s just a small job, he adds.
Cut to a tiny Scott Lang in the Ant-Man suit, running away after completing the “small job” — his Ant-Man helmet is on the fritz, and he keeps losing his connection to Hank Pym, who’s barking instructions. He’s supposed to use the helmet to control “the transport” — which turns out to be a small flying ant. He tries to convince the flying ant to help him out, but the ant isn’t listening. And then some flying lights show up, chasing him — so Scott has no choice but to jump off the building onto the flying ant, which he doesn’t have a very stable grip on. He’s trying to reach a rendezvous with Hank, but first he has to survive.
A live-action film, featuring Scott Lang and Hank Pym, titled Ant-Man, is scheduled to be released on July 17, 2015. Peyton Reed will direct. Paul Rudd was cast as Scott Lang/Ant-Man, followed with the casting of Michael Douglas as Hank Pym. Evangeline Lilly will be Hope Pym, a new character created for the film, as well as Corey Stoll portraying the villain Yellowjacket.