Is that (the title) an accurate assessment? I think it is, and basing it off several things…
- During my four viewings (soon to be five because MARVEL) of Avengers: Age of Ultron, the latest trailer for Ant-Man was shown and it was met with positive reactions (laughter) from the overall audience, every time. Pretty sure it also happened in the theater you were in.
- The reactions from the internet towards recent marketing for the film is also positive. I remember when the news broke that Edgar Wright and Marvel parted ways over the script. The studio certainly got a bad rap, as many people (myself included) wanted to see Wright’s vision for the character come to life. Their integrity for creative writing was being questioned. People were predicting Ant-Man to be Marvel’s first bomb. Then Peyton Reed stepped in as director and really faced and uphill battle. Although right now it looks like he was up for the task in delivering something Marvel worthy and fresh.
Peyton Reed to Empire Magazine on directing Ant-Man after Edgar Wright’s departure.
“One of my concerns upfront was, ‘Someone else has developed this movie for a really long time. Can I come in and make it my own?’ And that has absolutely been the case. For one thing Marvel have let me explore the dark side of Hank Pym, this tortured, guilt-ridden guy. I love that this is a mentor/pupil story, but with a ****ed up pupil and a really ****ed up mentor.”
When anticipation for Ant-Man is high, both on the internet and in the real world, to me is a win in itself for Marvel, especially when considering the road this film has been on. Although, was anyone ever really not going to watch a Marvel film when in theaters? On that note, check out some new images released to get you even more excited for Ant-Man (via. Empire Magazine).
Ant-Man hits theaters on July 17, 2015