First Official Ant-Man Clip, Plus Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish Finally Given Writing Credits

Thursday, 23 April 2015 - 9:48AM
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Ant-Man
Thursday, 23 April 2015 - 9:48AM
First Official Ant-Man Clip, Plus Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish Finally Given Writing Credits
Usually Marvel can do no wrong, especially when it comes to marketing, but they might be dropping the ball with Ant-Man in more ways than one. They just released the first official clip when star Paul Rudd appeared on Late Night with David Letterman, and it's- as lackluster as everything else surrounding this movie has been.



In this clip, Rudd's Scott Lang breaks into a top-secret safe with apparent ease and, instead of cash or jewels, finds the Ant-Man suit. Finding the suit should be exciting in theory, but I'm falling asleep! It's only forty seconds, so the entire movie obviously can't be judged based on this clip alone, but it does make you wonder why they chose this underwhelming segment.

Poor Paul Rudd. Marvel might be wasting him, as he's a thousand times more charming in this short clip from Letterman, in which he says, "I guess we all can't wait to see how stupid this will be":



Really makes you wistful about that Edgar Wright script, am I right?

Speaking of Wright, Marvel has settled their dispute with him and Cornish, who wrote the original screenplay for the film. At first, Rudd and current screenwriter Adam McKay were given writing credits, while Cornish and Wright got "story by" credits. It's unusual to fail to give credit to the original screenwriters for a film, even with extensive rewrites, so it's unsurprising that it worked out in Wright and Cornish's favor, especially considering that they worked on the script for eight years.

Marvel's Ant-Man comes out in theaters on July 17.

Via Indiewire.
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