Ant-Man Doesn't Need a Hammer, Shield, or Armor to be a Hero in These New Posters

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Posted by inferiorego (25733 posts) - - Show Bio

In a month, on July 17, Marvel's newest and smallest super-hero hits the big screen as Ant-Man releases in theaters. Over at Collider, three new posters for the upcoming film which stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, Michael Douglas as Hank Pym, Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne, and Corey Stoll as Darren Cross aka Yellowjacket.

In the new posters, Ant-Man is posing with some familiar items from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including Thor's hammer, Captain America's shield, and Iron Man's armor.

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Here's the synopsis for the film:

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.

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Ant-Man opens up on July 17.

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#1 Posted by graftn (41 posts) - - Show Bio

now I wonder how many uninformed people will go to this movie expecting to see Iron Man, Cap, and Thor.

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#2 Posted by rollingshadow7 (87 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow, I think that's a great and approachable way to market the movie – especially to people who didn't really know who Ant-Man is.

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#3 Posted by AquamanIsTheBest (68 posts) - - Show Bio

@graftn:

Does it matter what they expect to see?

If they're in the theater they're in the theater. They bought the ticket. That's what matters, maybe they'll enjoy the movie despite being "tricked".

Is it really tricking them though? Or are they just stupid?

If they're upset? Serves them right for being so stupid XD

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#4 Posted by ThePulpMan (35 posts) - - Show Bio

I really need to watch this before I complain... but it's like... an Ant-Man movie? Really?

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#5 Edited by Asgaard (4378 posts) - - Show Bio

Definitely there are 3 main Avengers in the MCU...

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#6 Posted by soarlozer (60 posts) - - Show Bio

@graftn: I thought guardians of galaxy was going to be lame I didn't enjoy any of the avenger movies except for captain america 2. I really only went to see it because I knew Chris Prat as andy on park & rec. Almost the perfect comic book movie, and i never heard of them.

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#7 Edited by Black_Arrow (10258 posts) - - Show Bio

Awesome marketing.

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#8 Posted by Gotham331 (516 posts) - - Show Bio

Cute

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#9 Posted by never_again (73 posts) - - Show Bio

I very much like the Thor one, very much indeed

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#10 Edited by space4rentt (157 posts) - - Show Bio

These are great. I kinda wish his stance was a bit more heroic looking in the ironman poster. His body language feels stronger to me in the others.

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#11 Posted by MakkyD (6989 posts) - - Show Bio

I really need to watch this before I complain... but it's like... an Ant-Man movie? Really?

Do you know anything about the character?

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#12 Posted by gator4eva (409 posts) - - Show Bio

@graftn said:

now I wonder how many uninformed people will go to this movie expecting to see Iron Man, Cap, and Thor.

I mean...the posters say NO shield, NO armor, NO hammer. If that isn't a clear enough message that these characters are NOT in this movie than I don't know what is.

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#13 Posted by bloggerboy (896 posts) - - Show Bio

I was expecting Ant-Man to pop out of Black Widow's cleavage for a sec.

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#14 Posted by Golden Cod (630 posts) - - Show Bio

@graftn: All you can do is pity the fools.

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#15 Posted by ScrappyDont27 (531 posts) - - Show Bio

Love these posters, I am excited for this movie, I have a feeling that it will "under perform" by marvel movie standards, but I will be seeing it when it comes out

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#16 Posted by Dredd_78 (132 posts) - - Show Bio
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#17 Posted by butters911 (615 posts) - - Show Bio

I was expecting Ant-Man to pop out of Black Widow's cleavage for a sec.

Thats where I would be if I was Ant-Man.

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#18 Posted by SilverPool (4562 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't think putting their most marketable heroes on the poster for a film that they don't appear in is entirely truthful to the general audience. Not to mention it doesn't really show confidence in the property either.

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#19 Posted by jayc1324 (26422 posts) - - Show Bio

@silverpool: I agree with this. They didn't use Iron Man stuff to promote a GOTG movie. But they are still cool posters and will probably draw more people in.

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#20 Posted by ThePulpMan (35 posts) - - Show Bio

@maccyd: Yes, that's whay I said: "an Ant-Man movie? Really?"

A Golias movie or a Gigant movie woulb be AWESOME!

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#21 Posted by kfabz-23 (6135 posts) - - Show Bio

Cool posters but it's not necessary, everyone knows his linked to the Avengers.

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#22 Posted by MakkyD (6989 posts) - - Show Bio

@maccyd: Yes, that's whay I said: "an Ant-Man movie? Really?"

A Golias movie or a Gigant movie woulb be AWESOME!

Ah my bad, it seems like you complaining about the film simply to the character's name and powers. You may continue your hype.

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#23 Edited by FearTheLiving (8837 posts) - - Show Bio

Love these.

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#24 Posted by AlKusanagi (732 posts) - - Show Bio

As cool as they are, kind of screams "desperate" to me. More like 99% of the population was all "Ant-Who?" and this is their "He's totally an Avenger, brah! You like them! Please see this movie!!!" reaction.

I can't wait for it, but I have the feeling that this will be least financially successful Marvel movie.

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#25 Posted by w0nd (6803 posts) - - Show Bio

I really need to watch this before I complain... but it's like... an Ant-Man movie? Really?

yeah he's such a loser

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#26 Posted by ThePulpMan (35 posts) - - Show Bio

@w0nd said:
@thepulpman said:

I really need to watch this before I complain... but it's like... an Ant-Man movie? Really?

yeah he's such a loser

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So?

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#27 Posted by DrellAssassin (1028 posts) - - Show Bio

@kfabz-23 said:

Cool posters but it's not necessary, everyone knows his linked to the Avengers.

We do, sure, but not the general public. These posters are a great way to tell the common audience that he's tied to all things MCU.

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#28 Posted by cattlebattle (17679 posts) - - Show Bio

"Pleeeease comes see this movie..."

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#29 Posted by w0nd (6803 posts) - - Show Bio

@thepulpman: he is strong enough to single handedly pummel doom, and make him whine. He has an interesting back story, and he has been well written lately

I don't know your reason for saying "an Ant-Man movie? Really?" , which was unfair of me to jump at you like that, so I will ask.

Why did you say that, what are your reasons.

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#30 Posted by THEOCITYLEGEND (1582 posts) - - Show Bio
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#31 Posted by StMichalofWilson (5631 posts) - - Show Bio

Neat posters!

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#32 Posted by kfabz-23 (6135 posts) - - Show Bio

Is there any doubt about the Marvel trinity still?

@drellassassin: the trailers always say from the studio that brought you Avengers. And in the TV spot Scott says "we should call the avengers"

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#33 Posted by Dernman (25971 posts) - - Show Bio

Founding member? wtf? That was not Scott Lang. This is the type of thing I hate with the modern big two. The character isn't the hero name. It's not the mask it's the person.

Another slight against Pym.

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#35 Posted by just_sayin (3411 posts) - - Show Bio

The posters look great. And helping to link Ant-Man to the other Avengers can only help the movie. Not everyone knows about Ant-Man, but hopefully that will soon change.

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#36 Edited by Thor_Parker82 (16108 posts) - - Show Bio
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#37 Posted by Perfect 10 (1655 posts) - - Show Bio

cute

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#38 Posted by CaptainHoopla (1974 posts) - - Show Bio

These are some of the best posters Marvel has done for any of their movies.

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#39 Posted by amazing_webhead (9813 posts) - - Show Bio

nice to finally see a "not like other superheroes" tagline that doesn't obsess over gender

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#40 Edited by Avenging-X-Bolt (17985 posts) - - Show Bio

@dredd_78: wrong Ant-Man, right Black Widow. Nat was under cover.

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#41 Posted by deactivated-5c9535a734784 (2578 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm unbelievably hyped for this film. I can't wait for it. It looks awesome.

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#42 Posted by mangakid1995 (609 posts) - - Show Bio

@thepulpman: Would it help to think of it as a sci-fi heist movie?

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#43 Edited by WonderBoy1132 (314 posts) - - Show Bio

Love the posters.. Very smart.

Who ever they have for marketing should get some kudos for that idea!

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#44 Posted by MadeinBangladesh (12493 posts) - - Show Bio

~MiB

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#45 Posted by MadeinBangladesh (12493 posts) - - Show Bio
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#47 Posted by IAmNotGroot (108 posts) - - Show Bio

I wish the writing wasn't on these b/c they would make cool phone wallpapers

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#48 Edited by IAmNotGroot (108 posts) - - Show Bio

I wish the writing wasn't on these b/c they would make cool phone wallpapers

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#49 Posted by Dredd_78 (132 posts) - - Show Bio
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#50 Posted by ThePulpMan (35 posts) - - Show Bio

@w0nd: Take only two pages after years and years of stories and say he is awesome for that doesn't make sense, and do you agree he could win Dr. Doom with his bare hands? Or it was just the will of the writer?

I don't think Scott Lang has a nice storie, is just a regular one.

And Marvel has Namor, Sentry, Hulk and a vast cast of nice characters, why they choose the ANT-MAN?

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