Saturday, February 28, 2015

Marvel's Ant-Man Thoughts

It's official Ant-Man, will premiere on the Big Screen 7.17.15. Marvel has decided to go with the Scott Lang version of Ant-man which is a bold move due to Dr. Hank Pym being the more well-known version. Rest assure Dr. Hank Pym will be involved in the mentor capacity. As per IMBD Ant- Man will be  “armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.” Check out the trailer below:

According to Wikipedia Scott Lang a former burglar or current burglar stole the ant-man armor from Dr. Hank Pym and use the equipment to save his ailing daughter but Pym saw the potential for good in him and allowed him to keep the suit with the condition of helping others.

My Thoughts:

I am only familiar with the Dr. Hank Pym/human mutate version with genius level intellect who goes through many different super-hero incarnations with costumes changes, spends time as a super villain, is married to the super-heroine The Wasp aka Janet Pym and creates Ultron at least he does in the comic books. I am not sure Ant-Man is a character strong enough for a stand alone movie, especially this version.

I can definitely see him in the role of a supporting character linked popularly as a member of The Avengers but I guess only time will tell. Marvel produced a runaway hit with Guardians of the Galaxy which surprised us and garnered a sequel. Maybe they can do it again but the trailer leaves a lot to be desired. At this point I am more interested in a Hawkeye movie or in the Marvel Agents of Shield TV series, which I am looking forward to the season premiere on 3.3.15. Nonetheless, Paul Rudd will be starring in the lead role and is credited with co-writing the screen play. (Narcissistic Much?) Who knows maybe the former Clueless star is the only one who can bring this character the theater fame he deserves. I won’t bet on it.

Will you be seeing this movie or will this Ant ruin your picnic?

Please leave your comments below.

-Mack Nichols

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