The Mirrorball Man wrote:
As a non comic book reader, I have to admit Ant-Man is the worst name ever
silly. In fact, it is exactly as silly as "Spider-Man".
It's ironic that people would think "Ant-Man" is a dumb name, but not "Spider-Man" but I think Mirrorball Man has a point. I'm also one of those non comic book readers who has to wonder whether the general movie-going public will give a hero with that name a chance. Perhaps the difference is that spiders are thought of as a little mysterious and even scary, while ants are usually just thought of as small, annoying, and easily stepped on.
However, I am frequently surprised by what is and is not popular, so perhaps the movie-going public will go for it.