Watch a Tiny Paul Rudd Ride a Regular-Sized Bug in the First Trailer for Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’

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bill-swift - January 8, 2015

I've never been a big fan of Ant-Man, mostly because his name his Ant-Man, which is so lame that they actually make fun of it in the first official trailer. That said, when I heard that Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas had signed on to play Scott Lang and Hank Pym respectively, I figured it was going to be a good movie. And when I heard Evangeline Lilly had also signed on...well, I was sold.

So how is the first trailer? Well, to be honest, it's a little underwhelming. Obviously, Marvel was trying to be straightforward and lay out the facts, because your typical movie-goer has no idea who Ant-Man is. But the teaser lacks any mystery or gravitas.

Sure, Michael Douglass talks about saving the world. But from what? There's no bad guy in this trailer. It's just Paul Rudd making cute Paul Rudd faces and riding a bug like it's that weird flying dog from Neverending Story.

Don't get me wrong. It's pretty awesome to see Paul Rudd riding a bug like it's that weir dog from Neverending Story. But I assume there's more to the film than that. Hopefully the next trailer proves this assumption correct.

Ant-Man hits theaters July 17, 2015.