Marvel’s been doing quite a bit of marketing in order to promote Peyton Reed’s Ant-Man so far, and a round of international posters for the film is just the latest installment. Star Paul Rudd sports a variety of looks in these posters, from lone action hero, to the “hero under a bridge” cast collage, to my favorite Vertigo-looking “Man-Ant” version from Russia. It certainly remains to be seen just how good this film is and just where it will fall in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, both narratively and in terms of box office and critical reception. I’m sure the studio is hoping their smallest hero becomes their mightiest surprise.
Also starring Michael Douglas as Hank Pym, Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne, Corey Stoll as Darren Cross aka Yellowjacket, Bobby Cannavale as Paxton, Michael Peña as Luis, Judy Greer as Maggie, Tip “Ti” Harris as Dave, David Dastmalchian as Kurt, Wood Harris as Gale, and Jordi Mollà as Castillo, Ant-Man opens Stateside July 17th.
Check out the international posters for Ant-Man below (via Marvel):
Here’s the official synopsis for Ant-Man:
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.