Of all the Summer Marvel releases Ant-Man may turn out to be the most surprising. It endured a director and screenwriter switch - from Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish to Peyton Reed and a hodgepodge of four writers that includes credits for Wright's and Cornish's contributions, but also that of script re-writer Adam McKay and Ant-Man star Paul Rudd.
McKay was approached to direct the film but turned it down after Edgar Wright and Marvel had a parting of the ways due to the usual "creative differences."
Half of the originally announced cast also left: Patrick Wilson, Matt Gerald, and Kevin Weisman.
The movie also lost its cinematographer (Bill Pope) and composer (Steven Price).
In a BuzzFeed interview, Evangeline Lilly gives more context for Wright's departure, saying his version of the movie "would have been such a riot to film [and] it would have been so much fun to watch. [But] it wouldn't have fit in the Marvel Universe. It would have stuck out like a sore thumb, no matter how good it was."
In an interview with EW.com Paul Rudd notes "The idea, the trajectory, the goal, and the blueprint of it all, is really Edgar and Joe, but that "[w]e changed some scenes, we added new sequences, we changed some characters, we added new characters."
The first trailer for Ant-Man went viral, propelling the movie from troubled to highly anticipated in the public eye.
In that spirit of high anticipation, the folks over at the artist collective known as the Poster Posse have come up with this unofficial tribute to the cinematic Ant-Man.
The project was released in two phases over two days. Both phases are included here.