As part of the ever-growing, insanely popular Marvel Cinematic Universe, Peyton Reed's Ant-Man is easily one of our most anticipated movies of 2015- but when exactly will we be getting our first look at it? If new information is any indication, it's possible that it could be as little as a week away.
The Alberta Films Rating board publicly reveals on their website the classifications and running times of all the trailers that come through their department, and the most recent addition to their spreadsheet of titles is the debut teaser trailer for Ant-Man. According to the page, the preview was given a Canadian PG rating when it was classified earlier today, and the video has a run time of one minute and 48 seconds. This pretty clearly paints it as a teaser, as most full-length trailers are between two minutes and 15 seconds and two minutes and 30 seconds long. At the same time, it is a longer glimpse at the movie than what was provided by J.J. Abrams for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which was a short 80 seconds all in all.
So why do I say that the Ant-Man trailer could be here as soon as next week? I base that purely on past evidence. For example, there was a nine day long time span in between the time it took for Guardians of the Galaxy's first trailer to be rated in Alberta and its debut online. Likewise this past October the same body classified the teaser for Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight, and that was eight days before the preview was attached to select screenings of Sin City: A Dame To Kill For. Based on this, I wouldn't be too surprised if Marvel Studios decides to celebrate New Years with our first official look at their shrinking superhero.
What remains unclear, though, is exactly how the Ant-Man trailer might be finding its way to theaters. Into The Woods, a fellow Walt Disney Company release, is coming out this Thursday, but that may be too soon. The coming weeks aren't exactly filled with ripe candidates for Ant-Man to pair up with. My best guess would be seeing it before Taken 3, but that doesn't come out until January 9th.
Whenever the Ant-Man trailer does arrive online, you can be sure that we will post it here for your enjoyment. We're tremendously excited to find out what is being prepared for us. Will we get our first actual look at Paul Rudd in the costume? How many plot details can we expect for it to uncover? How much will it share in common with the footage that was shown at San Diego Comic-Con this summer? All of these questions and more are currently burning a whole in our collective brains, so hopefully we will get answers sooner rather than later.
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