‘Ant-Man’ reimagined as a Werner Herzog documentary

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‘He can lift a hundred times his body weight…but what does this achieve, but to increase his burden?’

Many Marvel fans are still wondering what Ant-Man would have looked like if Edgar Wright had stayed on as director, but YouTuber Patrick Willems had a very different vision in mind: Ant-Man, as directed by Werner Herzog.

This homemade clip perfectly captures the legendary filmmaker’s style, including the distinctive voiceover Herzog uses for his documentaries. 

At last, an Ant-Man adaptation that truly delves into the deep torment of the human spirit.

Now that’s a dark and gritty superhero movie.

Screengrab via Patrick (H) Willems/YouTube

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw is a staff writer at the Daily Dot, covering geek culture and fandom. Specializing in sci-fi movies and superheroes, she also appears as a film and TV critic on BBC radio. Elsewhere, she co-hosts the pop culture podcast Overinvested. Follow her on Twitter: @Hello_Tailor