The newest Marvel Studios film coming to theaters on July 17, 2015 may be about a small super hero but it will be a huge hit.
Marvel Studios brings us one of the founding members of The Avengers to theaters for the first time in Ant Man. Comic book fans, might remember that Marvel first introduced Ant-Man / Hank Pym in 1962. Pym was the first Ant Man to test out the chemical serum that changed his size and gave him superhuman strength.
With Ant-Man, Marvel brings in Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) who has been imprisoned for a crime that although he did commit, makes him a bit of a hero. After being released from prison and meeting up with his fellow cell mate, Luis (Michael Peña), Scott wants to lead a quiet normal life and put the past behind him, but life has a way of not always going as planned. Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) has come out of retirement to protect his secret weapon, which Darren Cross aka Yellowjacket (Corey Stoll) has finally been able to replicate with a few flaws. Cross who was trained and took over for Dr. Pym plans to sell the serum to the highest bidder to make an army of Ant-Men. Dr. Pym along with his daughter, Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) launches a fool proof plan to recruit Lang as the next Ant-Man. After training Lang/Ant-Man in the use of the suit and how to control ant army the trio along with Lang’s buddies,ex-cell mate Luis (Michael Peña) and friends, Dave (Tip “T.I.” Harris) and Kurt (David Dastmalchian), set out to make sure Cross and his group of “investors” don’t succeed in their mission. Armed with the ability to shrink in size while gaining strength and suited up, Scott Lang battles to plan and pull of the heist that wil save the world.
Paul Rudd and Micheal Douglas are the perfect duo and Corey Stoll is a custom fit as the evil villain (Yellowjacket). As with all Marvel films, there are several funny moments that had the audience laughing out loud. Not to spoil the movie, but keep your ears tuned in for a familiar Disney song whistled by Michael Peña and tell me what you think of the fight scene between Yellowjacket and Ant-Man. A special appearance by Thomas the Train alongside some of the best special effects makes Ant-Man the next “big” Marvel Hit. Grab your favorite Marvel fan and head to the theatres on July 17, 2015 for the premiere of Ant-Man. And don’t miss the surprise clip after the credits.
Loretta Garcia, Entertainment Writer and Disney/Marvel addict inviting you to stay updated on www.chipandco.com for all your news, promotions and Disney magic.