Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New Ant-Man Promo Art Gives A Good Look at Ant-Man and Yellowjacket

Along with the Avengers: Age of Ultron promo art, a new Ant-Man promo banner has hit the web giving us a good look at Scott Lang's Ant-Man and the villainous Darren Cross as Yellowjacket.

We should be getting our first look at an Ant-Man trailer early next week when Marvel's Agent Carter premiers on ABC, but more and more information has been coming out about the film and it's beginning to sound like it's going to be an incredibly important film to connect the MCU's past to its present and future. Evangeline Lilly, who plays Hope van Dyne in the film, has recently stated that her parents were superheroes and while I originally thought she was just referring to the comics, there seems to be some indication that a younger Hank Pym and Janet van Dyne will be introduced as some sort of 60s Avengers team working for S.H.I.E.L.D. alongside Peggy Carter, Howard Stark and Alexander Pierce. The implications of that are VERY interesting and something I postulated LONG before it was told to us, but for now let's just check out the new banner...

I really like the banner. It gives a great look at Paul Rudd's Scott Lang and our first official peek at Corey Stoll's Darren Cross in the Yellowjacket suit, first seen here in a set pic back in November.
I also like the little Avengers Initiative logo in the corner and I wonder how if at all, that idea might begin playing into films going forward. We heard of the Avengers Initiative way back in Iron Man, but the idea of the Initiative should be something very interesting to comic book readers in light of the upcoming MCU Civil War. We've already heard a rumor about one post-credit scene involving Thunderbolt Ross approaching Hank Pym to join his side of the Superhero Registration Act; I wonder if/when Scott Lang might be approached as well?