With Ant-Man being only a few months away (July 17th will get here faster than we realize) Marvel has released a new poster, and I think they’ve done a good job.
As a typical Marvel/comic book movie poster we have the “hero” of our story, Scott Lang (Paul Rudd), standing proud and centre. The plain clothes Scott (that I assume is from the begining of the movie) and Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) flank either side, and make me wonder if this is forshadowing to some extent.
This movie is one of the many in the masive Marvel Cinematic Universe that I am looking forward too. Unlike Guardians of the Galaxy last year, I do know some background for Ant-Man in the comics, however I never followed the exploits of Scott as much as I did Pym. I’m very interested in seeing where the two characters mesh and do not mesh, and I am also very interested in the character of Evangeline Lilly (who is referenced on IMDb as Hope Van Dyne).
Hope Van Dyne, the daughter of Hank Pym and Janet Van Dyne (aka Wasp), is an interesting addition to the universe and has possible implications in the upcoming Avengers Cinematic series. I am glad they are adding a female counterpart and hope that she can play a roll similar to Wasp’s in the future series, but there is always the chance for the series to turn on her. I don’t want to spoil the possibilities for anyone that doesn’t know the history, but if you would like to know more about Hope you can find out more at the Marvel Wiki link HERE!
During the finale of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D they aired a new trailer for Ant-Man and it just made me more excited. I LOVE the Thomas the Tank Engine fight! So Fun!! However, I think the best part of the whole trailer is the dialogue between Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly. Marvel is totally setting her up for a tougher female character, and if you know anything about my loves, strong female characters are a big part of it! I have hopes that Marvel can slowly adjust the boys’ party that the Cinematic Universe has been. There are so many amazing female characters in the Marvel Universe that could be included in the Cinematic Universe. Having a girl that punches the boy is a great start for me!
As a tidbit, if you haven’t noticed on the poster, on top of the little word ‘Marvel’ there is a little Ant-Man! I have blown it up for you:
Since Ant-Man was first slated to be released, they’ve been putting mini Ant-Mans on most of the posters. Keep your eye out for them in upcoming posters because I’m sure they will be there.
Feature Image: Marvel Wikia