As we’ve come to know by now, when Marvel Studios has a movie coming out, they promote the hell out of it. Since the madness surrounding ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ has settled down a bit, it’s time for ‘Ant-Man’ to step front and center. Marvel and Disney even pulled out the big guns by calling in Earth’s Mightiest Heroes to help promote Peyton Reed’s upcoming Phase Two finale. But now we have a whole lot of fresh new material to take in courtesy of the House of Ideas.
For starters, several new character posters have been released:
Next, Michael Douglas is spotlighted thanks to a trio of new pictures that show the veteran actor as Dr. Hank Pym in various situations, including taking a walk with Corey Stoll’s Darren Cross, the film’s main protagonist. You can check them out below:
Speaking of Darren Cross, we get a good look at his supervillain alter ego Yellowjacket as his suit and abilities are shown off in the first of a series of new TV spots that seem to focus on specific aspects of the movie.
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Then, we ‘re introduced to the two daughters of Ant-Man. First, we get to see Evangeline Lilly’s Hope Van Dyne (who is Hank Pym’s daughter) knock Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang around a bit more. In the second promo, we get footage that was originally released as part of the Father’s Day spot released this weekend that gives us some background on Scott’s relationship with his seven-year-old daughter Cassie played by Abby Ryder Fortson.
Finally, we see supporting cast members Bobby Cannavale, Michael Pena, and T.I. more than we’ve seen them so far in between a lot of crazy action. You can see shots of a battle between Ant-Man and Yellowjacket in addition to some unique imagery in an ant colony in the video below, followed by the official synopsis of the film:
Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, 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.
What do you think of the latest crop of ‘Ant-Man’ promotional material? Are you more excited about the next major Marvel motion picture? Sound off in the comments.
‘Ant-Man’ starring Michael Douglas, Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, and Corey Stoll flies into theaters on July 17, 2015.