Ant-Man Invokes the Avengers in New Posters and TV Spot

Thursday, 11 June 2015 - 12:59PM
Thursday, 11 June 2015 - 12:59PM
Ant-Man Invokes the Avengers in New Posters and TV Spot
The new posters and TV spot for Ant-Man might betray Marvel's worry that the movie won't stand on its own merits, because they really, really want to remind you that Ant-Man is a founding member of the Avengers.



First, this TV spot shows Scott Lang discussing his world-saving mission with Hank Pym and Hope Van Dyne, and in a state-the-obvious tone, says, "I think our first move should be calling in the Avengers." When they give him blank stares, he says, "I know, it sounded ridiculous even as I said it." 

I'm not sure why the idea would be so ridiculous, as the Avengers team is essentially still intact at the end of Age of Ultron, and world-saving does sound like a job for gods, demi-gods, geniuses, and Hulks rather than a random ex-con. This must mean that the reason will be revealed in the Ant-Man film itself.

And finally, these adorable new posters show a tiny Ant-Man posing with the enormous Avengers, emphasizing his underdog status in the MCU:

Ant-Man Invokes the Avengers in New Posters and TV Spot

Ant-Man Invokes the Avengers in New Posters and TV Spot

Ant-Man Invokes the Avengers in New Posters and TV Spot

The official synopsis for Ant-Man reads:

The next evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings a founding member of The Avengers to the big screen for the first time with Marvel Studios' "Ant-Man." 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.

Marvel's Ant-Man, starring Paul Rudd as Ant-Man, Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne (Wasp/Red Queen), Corey Stoll as Yellowjacket, and Michael Douglas as Hank Pym, comes out in theaters on July 17.

Via Comic Book.com.
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