Up until now, the only thing we’ve seen from Marvel’s upcoming film Ant-Man is the Edgar Wright-directed VFX concept reel shown to Comic-Con audiences a few years ago. As cool as that was at the time, we’re ready to start seeing new stuff from the highly anticipated and unexpectedly controversial film.
As always, Marvel isn’t going to let its fans down at SDCC and has now unveiled a new bit of concept art for the film in the form of a Comic-Con poster. Included are a great shot of Ant-Man’s costume, as well as the floating heads of Ant-Men Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas (who play two generations of the character, Scott Lang and Hank Pym, respectively). And if that weren’t enough, there’s an image of Ant-Man riding an actual ant (and you thought Optimus Prime on the back of a robotic dinosaur was cool!)
Things may have gotten a bit rough for Ant-Man over the last couple months, but the film appears to be back on track with Peyton Reed in the director’s chair. Delays in production mean that we won’t be seeing any new footage anytime soon, but we should still expect some exciting things from Marvel this week, especially if the studio wants to combat the negative press surrounding Ant-Man‘s tumultuous director swap.
Here’s the official synopsis for Ant-Man, which hits people-sized theaters on July 17th, 2015:
“Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang (Rudd) must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (Douglas), protect the secret behind his 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.”