Ant-Man Marvel’s ANT-MAN Teases With First Trailer written by Sean Gerber January 6, 2015 The wait is over! Get your first look at Marvel’s ANT-MAN in the teaser trailer that premiered with tonight’s debut episode of AGENT CARTER! Marvel’s ANT-MAN Teases With First Trailer was last modified: February 20th, 2016 by Sean Gerber Related Ant-ManMarvelMarvel Cinematic Universe 9 comments 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Sean Gerber Sean Gerber is the founder and editor-in-chief of Modern Myth Media. When he's not writing here, you can catch him as the host of Popular Opinion Podcast, Batman News, and Marvel News! previous post Get Ready: Marvel’s AGENT CARTER Premieres Tonight! next post Marvel’s DAREDEVIL Arrives On Netflix In April! You may also like ANT-MAN Confirmed or November 6, 2015 April 19, 2013 UPDATED: Favorites Emerge For ANT-MAN October 14, 2013 Making Mine Marvel ANT-MAN Q&A July 29, 2015 ANT-MAN: Marvel Goes Viral With WHIH NEWS... 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It’s all about making the world a better place, that the hero was destined to be more than they are… which can be applied to almost every other superhero in existence. There wasn’t enough stuff that was specific to this character. Where are snippets of Scott learning how to use his powers? The banter between him and Pym? Where are a few shots of the awkward situations that being able to change size can leave someone in? The world of Ant-Man needed to be the star of this trailer, and instead it just conveyed “hey, another superhero movie is on its way.” I definitely *liked* it, but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t expecting more than this in a first trailer. Adrian In my opinion (obviously), everything you mention in your second paragraph seems pretty standard for something like a second or third trailer, not a teaser. As teasers go, I think it gives more than usual when compared to a Nolan film or the recent Star Wars teaser, which was just shots and a dark voiceover. Nayan Desai I really don’t know what to make of this teaser.. I am 100% in agreement with the comments Michael and Robert made, particularly regarding the need to make a strong individual impression right off the bat, which it simply didn’t do for me. The film almost looked a little low budget in its general visual aesthetic, although the actual shrinking down stuff was good. I enjoyed Mr Douglas delivering his lines sitting down in that room, but the voiceover stuff was very generic superhero fare content-wise. To echo the other points made below, I couldn’t work out the tone and what are the stakes exactly? Not clear to me. I will of course wait for the main trailer, but this was somewhat frustrating, when it really needed to blow our minds with anticipation. Robert Reineke I kind of wonder if Marvel was more concerned about pumping up Agent Carter’s ratings than making sure they had a really good Ant-Man teaser ready. I understand that they probably don’t have many, if any, special effects sequences complete. But, if not for Agent Carter’s premiere, I wonder if they would have waited a bit. This kind of looks like “the trains must run on time” came ahead of having something that really makes an impression. Mind you, the general consensus still seems to be okay to good for the trailer, but the second trailer is going to have to step up their game. Michael W Cornish Well it is only a teaser so I didn’t expect anything storywise, but I didn’t even get a feel of what this movie is going to be. I have zero excitement for this movie. Terrible teaser. Michael Lalaian One question I have is how many people are actually going to see this particular trailer? Is Marvel planning on attaching this to films in theaters, or will that be a different second trailer? Even though it was almost two minutes long, it did seem more like a sneak peak rather than a full on a trailer that you’d see in a movie theater. One thing I’ve said before is that the EASIEST way to market this film would be to draw the comparisons with Guardians of the Galaxy. With Peyton Reed, Paul Rudd and Adam McKay involved, this is going to be a funny film, or at least a film that is trying to be funny. How much more effective would it have been to have a “From the Studio that brought you Guardians of the Galaxy” title card followed by one of funnier scenes from the film? In some way I commend Marvel for NOT doing that, because they’re allowing the film to stand on its own. But I feel like the smart business would have been to drive home the message of “Hey, you liked our last funny superhero movie, here’s another one!” Instead, the tone of this trailer reminded me a lot of that first Iron Man 3 trailer which was misleadingly dark in tone. OnTheAir My thoughts from another site: I thought the teaser was ok, not great, not terrible. Just very…basic. It IS just a teaser, though, and I want to keep that in mind. I think we’ve been spoiled by teasers from films like Age Of Ultron and The Force Awakens, to the point that some of us are now always expecting something breathtaking. But those are bigger, more grandiose films. Ant-Man will be a smaller (Ha!), more intimate heist movie, as opposed to a globetrotting or galaxy-spanning adventure. I also think Marvel may have set expectations too high by doing the teaser-for-a-teaser thing, and debuting it on network television along with Agent Carter. They may have created a level of anticipation that the scale of this teaser did not match. All of that being said, I can’t wait to see more from this film, as it remains my third most anticipated of the year. T.J. I liked the trailer. I’m also a huge Edgar Wright fan, and I’m not joining this Committee on Hating Ant-Man Before It’s Even Released. That said, I understand it has some ground to cover for people (pun intended), and I can see where this trailer would not have accomplished that work.