This past weekend at San Diego Comic Con Marvel released concept art posters (which form one big poster, like a poster transformer!) for Avengers: Age of Ultron and for Ant-Man. Let’s take a look!
First up here are the Avenegrs concept art posters from Marvel.com:
These all go together to form this mega-poster/mural.
This is pretty cool. The whole thing is by Marvel artists Ryan Meinerding and Andy Park (known for Iron Man and Scarlet Witch, respectively). A few things of note: I sincerely hope there actually are massive hordes of ultron robots. If you squint at the Quicksilver poster you’ll see Vision in the background and it looks like he’s in the classic green/yellow/red colour scheme which is awesome. The boring mono-colour versions of him are boring to look at. I like the updates to the Iron Man armour and Black Widow’s costume in this but we’ll have to see how much of this makes it to screen.
Last but not least here’s the Ant Man poster via EW:
Not a lot to say really. Ant Man is a guy who changes his size and can control ants, and this has him riding a winged ant like a total badass.
Here’s some info on the story:
As this poster makes clear: That’s Paul Rudd taking on the central role of Scott Lang, a thief who, according to the comics, stole the technology behind the shrinking suit from the original Ant-Man, Hank Pym.
And there’s Michael Douglas, joining the Marvel universe as Pym, a scientist with Tony Stark-levels of ingenuity. He not only builds a miniaturizing mechanism, but also constructs a method of communicating with tiny creatures. (Better to have them on your side than trying to eat you.)
Although Lang only steals the suit to make it easier to lead a life of crime—it’s simple to sneak in and grab other things of value when you are microscopic—he inevitably follows a reluctant hero arc.
So pretty much exactly the origin story you’re expecting if you’ve ever read a comic or seen a movie before. That’s not a bad thing though as the marvel movies have a pretty good history of making good movies out of those stories.
Both of these movies are out next year (May and July) and I, for one, can’t wait.