Trailer Of The Week- Ant-Man

There was a time when Ant-Man was potentially the most interesting instalment yet in the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe. That time was when Edgar Wright was in the director's chair shooting from a script he co-wrote with Joe Cornish. This felt like a genuinely fresh move from Marvel, putting their faith in writers and a director with proven records in bringing something different to the table. Then, Wright and Marvel parted company, his script also largely discarded in favour of one from Adam McKay and the film's star Paul Rudd. Peyton Reed - director of such forgettable fare as Yes Man and The Break-Up - stepped in as director, and all of a sudden Ant-Man went from one of the hottest prospects in Marvel's upcoming schedule to one of the most tepid.

The film's first trailer only confirms this further, offering little that we haven't seen before in countless other superhero films - and Honey, I Shrunk The Kids. Even Rudd's character Scott Lang, alter-ego of the titular superhero, feels like a half-hearted copy of Chris Pratt's Peter Quill from Guardians Of The Galaxy. With Ant-Man set to draw to a close a decidedly patchy Phase 2 for Marvel, the studio now needs to pull something very special out of the bag with both Avengers: Age Of Ultron and the imminent start of Phase 3.

By Ben Broadribb. Ben is a regular contributor to Film Intel, having previously written at Some Like It Hot Fuzz. He is normally seen in the wild wearing t-shirts containing obscure film references. He is a geek, often unashamedly so. He's also on and Twitter.

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