I’ll be honest with you, if I read any more stories that mention the words ‘risky’ or ‘a gamble’ when it comes to Ant-Man, then I’ll probably spontaneously combust.

There’s no doubt it is both those words, thanks to the film focusing on a lesser-known character and starring a lead actor that hardly screams ‘A-list’ (much though I love Paul Rudd).

But it just smacks of lazy writing – so please come up with something different people, OK?

As far as the trailer goes, well Marvel seem to have taken a new tack here – focusing very much on character and emotion rather than much in the way of slam-bang effects.

I think it’s all the better for it – in the way I loved the ’emotive voiceover’ trailer that was wheeled out for Man Of Steel.

Guardians of The Galaxy has already proved that moviegoers are more than happy to flock to a comic book movie with very little mainstream awareness, so why can’t this one do just the same?

Also starring the likes of Michael Douglas, and directed by Peyton Reed (eventually, after the whole Edgar Wright debacle), Ant-Man arrives in July.

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Simon is a journalism tutor in London, who also just happens to be a movie fanatic, with a craving for the darker side of cinema. He has written three books - on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014), the history of the character Norman Bates (2015) and the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker (2017). He is currently working with director Richard Loncraine to explore all avenues in a bid to orchestrate the re-release of 1978 Mia Farrow chiller Full Circle