There was a lot of hubbub a few days ago, when Marvel announced that they’d be premiering their first trailer for the Paul Rudd-starring, Payton Reed-directed Ant-Man during Agent Carter’s maiden television voyage. Marvel, after all, has yet to freeze at the plate: everytime time at bat has been, at the very least, a solid double.
And then we got this…
…which just kind of sits there, looking and feeling like a robot had solved the Marvel trailer algorithm. Respected elder-statesman actor voice over? Check. Ominous dudes in suits? Got ‘em. Surprise abs? Indeedy.
To be fair to Ant-Man, this first trailer had a lot to live up to, especially in the wake of Guardians of the Galaxy’s teaser which pretty much wrote the book on introducing an unheard-of comic book to an audience while crucially conveying a change of tone from everything that had come before.
But Ant-Man needn’t have been so blah, as editor Patrick Willems showed with this tiny tweak, which drops in a track from Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof soundtrack and makes Ant-Man feel infinitely more fun.
(Via The Mary Sue)
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