Marvel’s ANT-MAN trailer and poster make a huge impact

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It’s rather fitting that Marvel’s Ant-Man character first appeared in their TALES TO ASTONISH comic book because the premiere trailer for the titular hero is absolutely astonishing:

Arriving in theaters directly after this summer’s AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, ANT-MAN follows the story of Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) as he recruits Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) to “become the Ant-Man”. Using a special suit and a secret substance known as the Pym Particles, Lang gains the power to shrink down to the size of a dust mite while also acquiring the ability to control ants. While not much has been revealed regarding the story, it’s been rumored that it’ll be somewhat of a heist film — a detour from Marvel Studios’ usual on-screen storytelling formula.

Marvel also took the liberty of revealing the film’s first theatrical poster earlier today (pull out your magnifying glass):

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Ah, very cheeky, Marvel. *cue Zoolander jokes*

ANT-MAN is directed by Peyton Reed from a screenplay by Gabriel Ferrari, Andrew Barrier and Adam McKay (while seemingly uncredited, it’s best to take note that this entire idea stemmed from the mind of original writer/director Edgar Wright). Alongside Rudd and Douglas, it also stars Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Judy Greer and Michael Peña.

ANT-MAN opens in theaters on July 17, 2015.

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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF | Ken loves film -- whether it's collecting them or making them. He's a massive fan of creature features and giant monster flicks and hopes to create one himself one day. He also obsessively collects ThunderCats, King Kong, Pacific Rim and The Last of Us memorabilia.