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While Marvel Studios still has Guardians of the Galaxy and The Avengers: Age of Ultron still to be released before they are done with Phase Two, it won't be long until they are ready to kick off Phase Three with Ant-Man. While some drama exploded a few months ago when writer/director Edgar Wright and the studio went separate ways over creative differences, the project is now back on track and set to begin filming soon. Before that happens, however, the filmmakers and stars behind the movie will be heading to San Diego Comic-Con for the huge Marvel panel, and to celebrate the event we have the brand new poster that you see above.
We've had a good idea of what the Ant-Man costume would look like ever since San Diego Comic-Con 2012 when Edgar Wright revealed some test footage to the audience in Hall H, but now Entertainment Weekly has shown off the official artwork that you see above. Drawn by Andy Park, an artist who works as part of Marvel’s visual development department, the piece is not only an artistic representation of the Ant-Man costume and his shrinking powers, but even features cool illustrations of both Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas, the movie's stars.
Based on a script written by Anchorman's Adam McKay and directed by Peyton Reed, Ant-Man brings to life two different versions of the classic titular comic book character. Michael Douglas stars as Dr. Hank Pym, a scientist and discoverer of Pym Particles - the substance that let's him shrink down to the size of an insect. Paul Rudd, meanwhile, starts as Scott Lang, a thief who winds up stealing the Ant-Man costume so that he can try and help his dying daughter. While we don't know who they will be playing, also set to be featured in the movie are Patrick Wilson, Corey Stoll, Evageline Lilly, Matt Gerald and Michael Pena.
Now that Marvel Studios has found a new director to make the movie, Ant-Man is getting ready to roll into production next month, and will be one of the projects that Marvel Studios brings onto the stage in Hall H - but far from the only one. In addition to both Peyton Reed's movie and Joss Whedon's massive The Avengers: Age of Ultron, there has also been rumors that Marvel is getting set to announce titles for all of the untitled projects that have been announced but remain total mysteries character/plot-wise. No matter what, we expect a lot of huge Marvel news to emerge this week, so be sure to stay tuned.
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