Second Full 'Ant-Man' Trailer Shows Marvel At The Top Of Its Game, Paul Rudd Versus Thomas The Tank Engine [VIDEO]

By Steve Buja , Updated Apr 13, 2015 10:04 AM EDT
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We know you've spent the weekend binge watching Daredevil and now that you've finished up the first 13 episode season, there is a void. Yes, Age of Ultron comes out in about three weeks, but what do we until then?

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Kevin Feige has updated the status on several of Marvel's upcoming Phase 3 projects, but what of Phase 2? We all know Avengers 2 is going to be absolutely insane, but there's another Marvel movie coming out that you may have forgotten about: Ant-Man.

The much troubled production has long been seen as the 'oh yeah, we're still making that' at Marvel Studios, but the newest trailer should put aside any doubts. It looks good. The trailer features a lot more Ant Man doing what he do: hanging out with ants and creating a wonderful counterpoint to the cosmic madness that populates the other films. Bigger isn't always better.

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It also shows off more of the light hearted tone - this is still by no means a comedic romp, but you don't hire Paul Rudd and expect him to play it straight the whole time. Even Michael Douglas gets a little chance to be charming with his "I want you to break into a place and steal some stuff" line.

We also get a look at Yellowjacket, played with great corporate smarm by Corey Stoll (he of House of Cards fame) and more to the point, the use of scale that he and Ant-Man will be utilizing in their battles. Never has Thomas the Tank Engine looked so intimidating.

We are ones to doubt. Marvel has had a very good (not perfect) run of films lately, and if Guardians proved to us anything, it's that the House of M has earned enough good will to pursue whatever projects they want to. Chances are, they'll be good. Let's hope Ant-Man is worthy of it!

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