Magnified close-up of Paul Rudd in his Ant-Man costume.
So we have the first Ant-Man poster released a day or so after the teaser trailer hit (also going with the miniature themed design) and my feelings are about as mixed as the upcoming film.
It’s no secret that the film has had some difficulties, with Shaun of the Dead director Edgar Wright leaving the film and being replaced Peyton Reed due to “differences in their vision of the film”.
From what I gather, it was that Edgar Wright’s vision of Ant-Man didn’t fully align with the universe that Marvel are creating with their characters. Edgar has a very distinct style and this may have caused some friction between the two.
There’s no doubt Marvel are approaching this film with more of a comedic touch, Paul Rudd being cast as the lead role hints strongly at this, but the design of this poster just feels a little too easy.
That being said, Marvel have had a decent track record as of late and proved that comedy can fit nicely into an action-packed blockbuster (Gaurdians of the Galaxy anyone) so I’m hoping for the best, it’s going to be a busy year for Superheroes!