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‘Ant-Man’ reimagined as a Werner Herzog documentary

'He can lift a hundred times his body weight...but what does this achieve, but to increase his burden?'


Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Internet Culture

Published Aug 11, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 4:37 am CDT

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.

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

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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

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*First Published: Aug 11, 2015, 3:58 pm CDT