The marketing blitz for Marvel’s new film, Ant-Man, is currently in high gear and is only going to intensify until the bite-sized Avenger makes it to the big screen next month. We’ve already seen a slew of trailers, posters, and TV spots, and now Disney has officially unveiled posters for the blockbuster’s various supporting characters.
As with all of Marvel’s marketing campaigns, posters are given to characters big and small. So, while the film’s true stars – Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas and Corey Stoll – are given the obvious spotlight, so are those in smaller roles, like Bobby Canavale, Tip “T.I.” Harris, and Michael Pena.
While there’s no real justification in giving those smaller characters posters of their own, the posters do continue Marvel’s trend of playing around with the idea of Scott Lang’s size-changing ability. Ant-Man is present in each poster, either on the shoulder of former Ant-Man Hank Pym (Douglas) or on the verge of getting squashed by the movie’s villain, Darren Cross/Yellowjacket (Stoll). The photoshop needs a bit of work, but it’s a cool idea nonetheless.
Directed by Peyton Reed, Ant-Man will crawl into theaters on July 17th, 2015.