“Superheroes? What a Goddamn joke.”
Those are the words of Hank Pym in the first footage from “Ant-Man.” But “Ant-Man” hasn’t started filming yet, you say. Well, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige doesn’t care and put together a quick preview for the crowds at San Diego Comic-Con anyway.
The clip begins with the camera floating through what looked like the lab of a mad scientist. It could be the home base of Doctor Horrible, with bumbling liquids in test tubes all over the place.
Over the scene, we hear Douglas’ Hank Pym encouraging his protege Scott Lang, played by Paul Rudd, that the job he’s about to pull off isn’t that difficult. He just needs to trust in the helmet.
The clip then jumps to Lang in the Ant-Man suit. The footage looked to be mostly CGI, which would make sense considering the movie hasn’t started filming yet.
Lang approaches an ant, who is much bigger than him. Pym, speaking to Lang through a headset, tells him to speak to the ant and trust the helmet. But it looks like the helmet is malfunctioning because the ant isn’t listening.
Something pursues Lang, and he needs to get out of there fast. Pym tells him to take a leap off a ledge and to trust the ants around him. He does and lands safely on the back of a flying ant, escaping the scene.
“Ant-Man” opens in theaters on July 17, 2015.