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Check Out the Tiniest Superhero on a Teaser Poster for 'Ant-Man'

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January 6, 2015
Source: Marvel

Ant-Man

Tonight will bring the first teaser trailer for Marvel's second summer release this year, Ant-Man. The film stars Paul Rudd, entering new territory as a thief turned superhero who can shrink down to the size of an ant. And hot on the heels of an ant-sized teaser for the film (along with the human-sized one shortly thereafter), the superhero now gets a teaser poster that is actually pretty bold. It shows our title hero, but he's super tiny, amidst a pure white background along with just a title and a date. That's a great teaser poster, and I'm impressed they didn't even use the star power of Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas. Look!

Here's the teaser poster for Peyton Reed's Ant-Man from the film's Facebook page:

Ant-Man

And here's Paul Rudd in the Ant-Man suit from the newest Entertainment Weekly cover:

Ant-Man

Ant-Man is directed by Peyton Reed (Yes Man) with a script by Edgar Wright & Joe Cornish, rewritten by Adam McKay and Gabriel Ferrari & Andrew Barrer Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), 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 Studios releases the film this summer on July 17th. Ready?

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  • Enola
    They really took the easy way out with the poster on this one, not impressed... This is what I would have done, Marvel is better than this.
    • ragethorn
      Just thinking the same way. Safe came to mind.
    • TheOct8pus
      Yeah. Marvel playing it safe. Ant Man isn't as big as any of their previous titles (no pun intented), so it seems like they're introducing him in small increments (also no pun)
      • shane willett
        This will be a movie all Uncles like, but all Aunts will love. Pun intended and corny joke achieved .....Systems Powering Down... vrrrrooooom..... hisssssssss..... chickkkkaaaaaa .. boom
      • shane willett
        Just to be clear, Ant man will be replacing Thor and Captain America in the 4th Avengers. Since they are switch to a black Captain America and Female Thor... but thats like 6-7 years away... so get all upset... but this will be phase 4-5 of the marvel phase.Also rumors are true, Spiderman will be in the 3rd Avengers movie or a Avengers spin off - the New Avengers - which will be hard since Wolverine is there...hint hint -- hackman i mean Jackman has signed on for another 3-4 part film series and only 2 of them are actual Xmen spinoffs Wolverine 2 and Apocalypse... so what are the other 2 movies... theres no Official Xmen film - just spin offs for like next 5 years... So maybe Disney will tickle Foxes balls like they did Sony and get the only important Hero they have that Avengers need. They can Keep F4 and Deadpool -
    • Tuomas Lassila
      I guess that's the joke.
    • MattPeloquin
      This film is Marvel's first attempt in the comedic genre and I found the poster to be pretty clever. I laughed so I think it succeeded in what it was trying to do. Plus, imagine seeing this poster blown up on the wall at your theater, the first thing you'd do is get really close to the picture so you could see it better. It's brilliant marketing IMO.
      • Steven
        You wouldn't consider GotG as in the comedic genre?
        • MattPeloquin
          I definitely laughed in that film, but it was mostly due to the B-movie nature of it and the corny scenes where they would dance for no reason. Not to mention the guy playing Ronan was over acting quite a bit.
          • shane willett
            All Marvel villains have this Greek feel to them, Greek's invented the drama, he is very dramatic, hence Marvel Villains all maintain the over dramatic personalities, thats what makes the hero's one liners so good.
        • shane willett
          nope, its like saying Fifth Element is a love drama. Its got elements of that, but its a balls-to-the-walls action scifi film, Guardians is no different.
      • shane willett
        I don't think it is going to be any funnier than Guardians - maybe less funny.
    • steve
      It's just a teaser poster...
      • Enola
        Teasers are there to make me excited are they not, because this is not doing it. Nothing against the movie, I like Paul Rudd, Corey Stoll and Evangeline Lilly. This is a Marvel movie and eventhough I don't like the director I have a feeling Marvel will "make" him make the movie that they want...
    • shane willett
      Teaser poster - not theatrical - pretty the theatrical will have the oil pain look Guardians did - there following the formula for that for this.. so we will see...
  • OfficialJab
    Who has that image about avoiding movies with their titles in large upper-case red font?
    • shane willett
      Starlord didnt have a helmet, it was mask helmet wrap. God Offical Jab, get it right... but yes they do look similar. Its the red eye cups.. and all the chrome. But in the comics they have similarities in design. But a true definition of a helmet is worn to protect the head, where Starlords does this except protect the top part, so does this make this a helmet, no, its helmet mask hybrid= Mask Helmet. Where ant man helmet looks like it has a re-breather - which is used to talk to ants and control them.
      • Brian Sleider
        A helmask.
        • shane willett
          It does both - its a re-breather - but also how he communicates - i wasn't a huge fan of Antman - but growing up Thor and Antman were always in the 25 cent bargain bin, so i read a lot. Also he antennas on his helmet which are not there in the live action version... so he doesn't look like an Ant now, just Starlord 2
  • ohyes
    Looks soft even with Photoshop.
  • Brian Sleider
    One day they will put a guy in costume and take a pic, and thats it. It will look real, instead of shopped to all hell.
    • The Walking Cuban
      No they won't
      • Brian Sleider
        A guy can hope cant he?
        • The Walking Cuban
          Yes. Yes he can.
  • Terry Craig
    lol at Entertainment Weekly calling it "Marvel's risky new movie." Considering Wright was dropped for being too unique and how safely played these posters are, "risky" is the last word that comes to mind in connection to this movie.
  • redskulllives
    Awww look at its tenny tinny lil pecker
  • ari smulders
    this is a great poster...
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  • DAVIDPD
    LOL. This is going to be a really cute ad campaign.

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