This year’s Comic-Con hasn’t even really kicked off just yet — last night’s Preview Night is more a pre-game option, with things getting into high gear today — but that did not stop plenty of juicy stuff from hitting both the convention floor in San Diego and then the Internet swiftly afterwards. Marvel might not have its panel until Saturday, but they’re already tearing things up (are they just announcing films for fun now? maybe!), thanks to tantalizing announcements and even a fun gift or three.
If you happened to be on the convention floor last night, Marvel debuted three new posters for two of its most anticipated features. Need some new wall art?
First up, it’s a new look at Ant-Man! Although we’ve seen concept art from the film before, this new poster (which premiered on Entertainment Weekly in advance of its Comic-Con debut) is technically our first look at concept art from the new, Peyton Reed-directed era. This guy doesn’t look like an ant at all! (We jest — kind of.)
This poster has a nice, old school feel to it, and it has about three internal narratives all popping out from different sides — with an approximation of the suit’s powers of shrinking zipping out from the lefthand corner, a sort of generational storyline up in the right (with stars Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas doing a sort of presidential portrait thing), and Ant-Man astride a bug guy on the bottom. There’s a lot here, but it looks quite good, although it does seem a touch more serious than we’d maybe like to see from such a feature (are we always going to wonder about the Edgar Wright movie that was going-to-be? probably).
Ant-Man will start filming this August, and will hit theaters on July 17, 2015.
Elsewhere, the studio handed out a pair of new posters for Avengers: Age of Ultron, one featuring a banged up Iron Man locked in battle, the other involving newbie Scarlet Witch engaging in her own fight to the death (uh, unplugging?). It sure looks like both of these posters portray the same battle, which should not come as any surprise, because if there’s one thing we know about Ultron already, it’s that he can self-replicate, which would account for the many robots that seem bent on taking our heroes down in this big battle.
We’ve only got one question: is this the start of a set? Will there be more posters, perhaps one for each member of the Avengers, all focused on this battle? Heck, maybe they could even neatly fit together into one massive tableau of warfare?
Avengers: Age of Ultron will hit theaters on May 1, 2015.
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