ByRyan Matsunaga, writer at

The first "full-length" Ant-Man trailer arrived today, and since it's Marvel, that means it's time to pick this thing apart!

We open with a nice cityscape, followed by another look at Darren Cross's lab (more on him in a bit).

Imagine a soldier, the size of an insect... the ultimate secret weapon...

That voice is Darren Cross (played by Corey Stoll), a former protege of Hank Pym, who takes over Pym's company in order to militarize the Ant-Man technology. He's kind of like, the reverse Iron Man.

In addition to a tiny Ant-Man jumping around, we also see a bit more of that jungle compound mission from the first trailer.

Here we see Cross giving a speech, likely introducing the Yellowjacket tech we'll see later in the trailer. Interestingly though, he's doing it in front of "Pym Technologies" logos. Is this before he ousts Hank Pym, or did he keep the company name intact afterwards?

And here he is. What a smug dude.

Here's Hank Pym (played by Michael Douglas) and his daughter, Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) discussing how to take down Cross. "I know a guy."

The Marvel logo gets a little ant-themed update.

Here's Scott Lang in prison. He's a petty thief who breaks into Hank Pym's house and steals his suit, landing him in jail. Pym comes to him afterwards, knowing that Lang may have the skills necessary to steal the tech back from Darren Cross.

Here's a shot that was also in the first trailer. It shows Hank Pym watching Lang after the initial robbery and subsequent police chase.

Which we get to see here:

Given the scale of things here, I assume this is an "ant-sized" scene, but I'm not sure where or why. Does Scott Lang manage to hang onto the Ant-Man suit long enough to try and steal money?

Pym asks Lang to steal the Ant-Man technology back from Darren Cross. Notice the Ant-Man suit on the table behind them.

"Are you ready to become the hero?"

According to Hope Van Dyne, "the suit has powers," and it seems like those powers extend beyond just shrinking. For one, it looks like Lang will be able to control ants somehow. That's a really specific ability, but hey, could come in handy.

Here he gets some ants to spin a coin for him.

It also looks like his belt and a button on his glove are how he controls his shrinking.

The ant stuff in this movie is way more in-depth than I expected. Here's Lang befriending a little guy, then leading a literal stampede of them.

Hope elaborates on Ant-Man's shrinking physics. Just like in the comics, when Ant-Man shrinks, he retains his mass, making him super dense. This is kind of like super strength, or as Hope puts it, he's like a "bullet."

Here's some great shots of the suit in action:

Jumping through a bullethole:

Running up a gun:

Being tiny and awesome:

And here's arguably the best moment of the trailer.

"You tried to hide your suit from me." Notice that Cross has replaced Pym's logo with his own.

Whatever this orange gunk is, it's probably powering the Yellowjacket suit (given the similar color).

Look at the tiny little Yellowjacket!

Lang and his daughter.

Yellowjacket suiting up. Noticed how militarized the design of the suit is compared to Ant-Man's. We'll see some of the attached weaponry in a second.

Here's a look at Ant-Man and Yellowjacket throwing down. You'd think this would be the big climax of the movie, but Marvel doesn't seem to be afraid of showing it off now.

Those stingers above his shoulders are plasma cannons.

Ant-Man makes a raft out of ants.

It seems that Ant-Man and Yellowjacket face off at least a couple of times. Here they are outside, and again inside Lang's daughter's bedroom (where they'll fight in a model train set).

Here are those plasma cannons at work:

Choo choo!

Ant-Man is out on July 17, 2015.

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