We’re so used to seeing Paul Rudd in comedy films – This Is 40, This Is The End, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues and many others. So, when it was reported in November 2013 that Rudd was in negotiations, and later cast, to play Scott Lang/Ant-Man in Marvel’s Ant-Man, we were all curious to see how it would turn out.

Well, the wait is over after Marvel Studios released the movie’s first official trailer yesterday.

Yes, it’s the “human-sized” version! Not the ant-sized teaser that was released on Jan 2.

The trailer also came with the movie’s first poster.

Can’t see anything, huh? Here’s a close up on Entertainment Weekly’s cover, just in case you wanna see how Rudd looks in the superhero outfit .

Finally, we can see it! Thanks to Entertainment Weekly, who gave us all a close-up of the poster. It's from the publication's Jan 16 issue. - Photo from Entertainment Weekly.

Finally, we can see it! Thanks to Entertainment Weekly, who gave us all a close-up of the poster. It’s from the publication’s Jan 16 issue. – Photo from Entertainment Weekly.

In this movie, Lang is a thief, who manages to get his hands on the Ant-Man technology, an invention by Dr Hank Pym, played by Michael Douglas. In order to fight villain Yellowjacket, played by House of Cards‘ Corey Stoll, Lang transforms into Ant-Man by shrinking his size and increasing his strength.

The Hobbit actress, Evangeline Lilly plays Pym’s daughter, Hope Van Dyne. The rest of the cast includes Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer and Michael Peña. Peyton Reed replaced Edgar Wright as director.

Last July, Rudd was at the San Diego Comic-Con, where he told Collider that he and Adam McKay (a writer/director who was hired to rewrite the screenplay) were working on it almost everyday for six weeks following Wright’s departure.

That explains why McKay and Rudd are listed as the official screenplay writer, while Wright and Joe Cornish (who initially wrote the screenplay with Wright) get the “story by” credit. Wright is still named as the movie’s executive producer.

Ant-Man will be released in the US on July 17.


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