Ant-Man Trailer Starring Paul Rudd Proves Good Things Come in Tiny Packages

Honey, they shrunk Paul Rudd! Marvel debuted its much-anticipated first trailer for the upcoming superhero flick Ant-Man, starring everyone's favorite everyman, on Monday, April 13.

The teaser — which clocks in at just under two-and-a-half minutes — sets the stage for the comic book company's tiniest vigilante, small-time thief-turned-good guy Scott Lang. Armed with a powerful suit and backed by scientist Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), Lang has the ability to decrease in size while increasing in strength and speed.

Antman featuring Paul Rudd.

"Scott, I've been watching you for a while. You're different," Pym tells the reformed jailbird. "I believe everyone deserves a shot at redemption. Do you?"

Lang's shot at redemption, it turns out, involves facing off against Darren Cross (House of Cards' Corey Stoll), who wants to militarize the Ant-Man technology to create armies of insect-sized soldiers.

"You tried to hide your suit from me," Cross threatens in the trailer, which is both funny and action-packed. "Now, it's gonna blow up in your face and destroy everyone you care about."

Directed by Peyton Reed, Ant-Man is due out on July 17. In addition to Rudd, Douglas, and Stoll, it stars Evangeline Lilly, Bobby Cannavale, and Judy Greer.

Watch the trailer above!

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