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Poster Drops for Marvel’s “Ant-Man”

Yeah, it just so happens that the time when I’m swamped for time and away from my computer for a few days would be the time when San Diego Comic-Con is on… meaning a shit-ton of news has dropped.

In what will likely be the first of many posts today (I have about 20 relevant stories open in my web browser), Marvel Studios and Disney have revealed the first poster of sorts for Peyton Reed’s (that still doesn’t sound right) Ant-Man. Looking pretty damn cool, if you ask me.

Ant-Man

The initial blurb floating around for the film reads:

“Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), protect the secret behind the spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.”

Me, I loved Edgar Wright being a part of that project. Still, projects go on, and Peyton Reed is now on board to direct. Similarly, I still struggle with the notion that Scott Long is the Ant-Man chosen as the focus of the film and to take the character forward. It just seems like such a wasted opportunity to do some truly wonderful stuff, seeing as how Hank Pym is one of the most unstable characters in comic books, complete with some amazing, emotive and dark stories.

As well as Rudd and Douglas, the movie also features Evangeline Lilly, Patrick Wilson, Corey Stoll and David Dastmalchian.

Despite the recent director debacle, Ant-Man is still scheduled for a 17th July, 2015 release.

 

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7 thoughts on “Poster Drops for Marvel’s “Ant-Man”

    • I’m intrigued at how they’ll work it, as surely Hank Pym, one of the greatest characters in the Marvel world, can’t just be essentially an afterthought and simply a ‘pass the torch’ type of plot device.

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      • I’m sure it will be. I didn’t think Iron Man would ever work. Wrong. I thought Thor would be impossible, given the style, look and language involved, to make work on the big screen. Wrong. Captain America? The vanilla, bland and boring flag-waving good guys’ good guy? That was never, ever gonna work in this modern day of gritty and rough-around-the-edges. Wrong. And then, even then, I doubted that Marvel would have the ability to pull off combining all of those characters for The Avengers. Wrong again. So yeah, I’m sure Ant-Man will be awesome!

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      • I honestly think that they missed the essence of the Norse mythology a bit with it… very underwhelming considering what it could have been 😦

        Bwahahaha, so you ate a lot of humble pie over the years?

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      • Yeah, I just couldn’t see those characters working or being popular in the slightest. It’s hard to think how unpopular in comics Cap, Thor and Iron Man were at times. It was always Spidey as the big one, the X-Men, Hulk even, in terms of Marvel. The others were often seen as a joke by casual comic/genre fans.

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