Marvel's smallest founding member, Ant-Man, gets one big poster! Marvel has also revealed something rather interesting...
Con-man Scott Lang is blessed with a super-suit that allows for a truly remarkable thing to occur. Scott is able to shrink in size but increase in strength. The classic tale of reprobate to hero will unfold as Scott must discover his inner hero and help his long-term mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, save the world.
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. - IGN
The official poster:
Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) stands center stage, Scott is haunted by the ghost of his criminal past, this is represented by the floating head to his left, a shadow of his former self. To his left we see Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), the original Ant-Man and inventor of the super-suit.
Supporting Ant-Man and the doctor in this latest Marvel smash hit, we also see Michael Pena and Bobby Canavale, these guys are in addition to our main trio and Corey Stoll's villain.
Ant-Man to join the Avengers?
Probably the most interesting twist that we can pull from this poster actually is not on the poster. It comes from Marvel's Twitter page. Marvel refers to The Avengers and follows with, "the latest member of the team."
Being extremely careful not to include spoilers, surrounding the latest Avengers: Age of Ultron, what I can say is that Marvel has created an opportunity for more characters to join the team. Could this latest Tweet mean that Ant-Man could become the next recruit?
Ant-Man to Influence Captain America: Civil War?
We may also see plot lines spilling into those of [Captain America: Civil War](tag:994409). Marvel is very good at interlinking and referencing their stories, it may become apparent that the implications of Pym keeping his Ant-Man tech a secret, which in turn leads to the suit and surrounding tech to be stolen, may have a knock on impact in later titles.
Pym states that this suit gives god-like powers to anyone that handles it. Could these events merge somehow into Civil War?