See Six Minutes of Ant-Man In IMAX Theaters This Weekend

By  · Published on June 9th, 2015

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Would Ant-Man be a good match for dinosaurs? Either they’d easily squash him with their giant feet or he’d have the advantage of being able to leap around their bodies unseen and then rip out their tiny brains from within.

This weekend, though, they’re helping each other out, as a new six-minute Ant-Man preview will be playing ahead of IMAX screenings of Jurassic World (a miniature superhero in IMAX? That’s some serious magnification). Fans of the Jurassic franchise, meet the MCU, and vice versa. As if you aren’t already heavily overlapping.

The fans who really win in the deal are those who miss Parks and Recreation, because it’s almost a sort of kind of reunion. Ant-Man star Paul Rudd did have a recurring character on the show, don’t forget. I don’t know that he had any scenes with Jurassic World star Chris Pratt, though.

No, actually the fans who really, really win here are those of Judy Greer. She’s in both movies, and hopefully she’s on screen in each longer than she is in Tomorrowland. Not that she appears to be hurting too much this summer. Since that brief role, she’s already returned to theaters in Entourage. And the second season of Married begins next month.

Anyway, the Ant-Man sneak peek seems to be an extended trailer and not, say, the first six minutes of the movie. I’m still waiting for something like that to happen again, because it was a lot more fun seeing the opening scene of The Dark Knight ahead of I Am Legend than getting just more clips of the movie.

At least Marvel is holding an event where you go to a theater just to see exclusive Ant-Man footage. That probably wouldn’t work anyway, because Ant-Man isn’t as hot as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. In fact, this special sneak seems to be a means of promoting a movie that needs an increase in anticipation.

Ant-Man hits theaters in full on July 17th. Watch the teaser for the sneak preview here:

Christopher Campbell began writing film criticism and covering film festivals for a zine called Read, back when a zine could actually get you Sundance press credentials. He's now a Senior Editor at FSR and the founding editor of our sister site Nonfics. He also regularly contributes to Fandango and Rotten Tomatoes and is the President of the Critics Choice Association's Documentary Branch.