Marvel's upcoming movie Ant-Man doesn't have near the excitement or expectation that Avengers: Age of Ultron had leading up to its release, but that isn't stopping Marvel from letting everyone know, this guy's an Avenger in his own right.
In his new TV spot and poster series, Ant-Man (Rudd) eschews The Avengers, choosing instead, to take matters into his own hands.
Marvel's continued their tiny viral marketing campaign for July's Ant-Man with some amazingly tiny billboards. While the trailers are down-playing the humor of the next Marvel franchise, the other marketing channels certainly aren't taking themselves too seriously.
It might not seem important that Evangeline Lilly got a haircut, but The Wasp is arguably more important in The Avengers universe than her main squeeze, Ant-Man. She's been there since the beginning and stuck around longer than Pym or Lang.
We still don't know if Lilly's character, Hope van Dyne will don the titular wings, but this haircut is one step closer.
We're right smack in the middle of Phase 2 of the Marvel Cinematic strategy. With Captain America: The Winter Soldier releasing in a couple of weeks, ABC aired an hour long special: Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe last night. Not a lot was shown, but some of the concept art is leaving me guessing about the rest of Phase 2 and even a little bit of Phase 3.
Now that we have Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Hollyood has turned our casting attention back to Marvel, with an update on Edgar Wright's Ant-Man with Variety reporting that former Lost star Evangeline Lilly is in talks to join the film as a romantic lead. Fans of the comic will undoubtedly remember Ant Man's wife and cohort Janet van Dyne aka Wasp as a regular member of The Avengers, so seeing her suit up in the Ant-Man stand alone is expected.
It does sound as though Wright is changing the book signifigantly, making Janet the daughter of Hank Pym, rather than romantic interest. But with the news that Paul Rudd will be playing Scott Lang the theif who stole the supre suit from an aging Hank Pym (played by Michael Douglas), putting Wasp in a younger role seems logical enough.
Personally I would prefer the often rumored Rashida Jones over Evangeline Lilly. What do you think?