Not much has been heard from MARVEL’S ANT-MAN since its first trailer was released three months ago. That’s perfectly understandable, though, given Marvel’s obvious focus on marketing its upcoming box office behemoth, AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON. With that film almost out, however, ANT-MAN will start getting much more than a pint-sized push to prep audiences for its July 17 release.
Entertainment Weekly has released a little something to hold fans over until then with the first photo of Darren Cross (Corey Stoll) in full Yellowjacket gear taking on Scott Lang (Paul Rudd), our titular hero.
The Yellowjacket suit stands out with a cool, unique aesthetic and is armed to the teeth with plasma cannons. Lang’s Ant-Man suit, given to him by inventor/mentor Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) lacks weapons, but when the convict turned super hero shrinks down to the size of his namesake, he’s not to be counted out in a fight. According to director Peyton Reed, “Ant-Man is very fast when he’s small. Also, when he shrinks, he increases his density, so he’s got increased strength.” Communicating with ants can also help Lang get himself out of a jam.
As for those rumors of ANT-MAN reshoots due to changes that some said brought the film closer to former director Edgar Wright’s original take on the story, Reed dismissed them. “I love turning on the computer in the morning and reading the things that I did the day before—that I didn’t do! We are going to do a little bit of additional photography, but we have not done any yet. It’s minor stuff.”
Not that anyone believes denials these days, but remember that reshoots, additional photography, etc. are par for the course at Marvel Studios. This happens with every Marvel movie and the studio builds time for such occurrences into its production schedules.
A new trailer is likely to arrive some time around the release of AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON so we can see for ourselves what Reed has been up to over the past few months. If this image is any indication, that new footage is going to impress and put ANT-MAN firmly on the map for mainstream moviegoers.
MARVEL’S ANT-MAN also stars Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne and will be released on July 17.