There are so many superhero movies being made that it’s getting harder and harder to tell them apart. But Marvel’s upcoming Ant-Man has one thing going for it that the others do not: Paul Rudd. In the movie’s first full-length trailer, you get a sense of exactly why the studio went the unconventional route in casting Rudd.
First of all, he’s immediately likeable as Scott Lang, the burglar who’ll eventually don the special suit that shrinks him down to Ant-Man size. And secondly, Rudd is an expert at delivering the dry humor that looks like it will define this movie’s tone—kind of like what Robert Downey Jr. did with Tony Stark. Ant-Man, which also stars Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, and Corey Stoll as the villain, opens on July 17.