At the end of both the teaser trailer to the teaser trailer and the actual teaser trailer, Marvel attached a little ad letting fans know that they can check out Entertainment Weekly Magazine for more on Ant-Man. At the time we didn’t know whether that was new images or story details or anything else, but today we know as EW has release both new images and story details regarding Marvel’s next solo outing.
First up are the images via Entertainment Weekly, you can see Director Peyton Reed with stars Paul Rudd, Michael Douglass, and Evangeline Lilly below.
Along with the images came new information from Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, director Peyton Reed, and star Paul Rudd. Here’s what Feige had to say while on the topic of Edgar Wright:
“It is true that there were disagreements about the direction the script should take…. Everything was above board. Everything was done with everybody else’s knowledge. There was a sense of ‘We’re going in this direction, you’re staying in this direction, maybe it’s best that we end as friends.'”
“The bones of it is really Edgar and Joe (Cornish). It’s been an emotional roller coaster but I’m very excited now.”
While talking about the shrinking special effects, director Peyton Reed said this:
“What we’re doing is very different from Honey, I Shrunk the Kids,” he says. “It’s going to be much more experiential.” Instead of having actors perform with outsize props, Ant-Man is utilizing both macro photography—the filming technique used on bug documentaries—and motion-capture technology. “There are cameras and lenses that make small areas look like the most epic landscapes,” says co-producer Brad Winderbaum. “Then we’re shooting motion capture with Paul to insert Ant-Man into those environments.”
Star Paul Rudd opened up a little bit about the story and characters:
“Having proven his light-fingered bona fides, Lang is trained by Pym, who plans to use him to thwart Darren Cross (Stoll). Cross is a former protégé of Pym’s who has developed his own version of the Ant-Man technology and created the alter ego Yellowjacket. Pym and Lang’s attempt to steal the Yellowjacket suit is both assisted and complicated by Lilly’s Hope Van Dyne.”
On top of what’s mentioned above, Rudd also let it be known that the prison sequence we saw in the trailer happens at the beginning of the movie, where Rudd’ Lang is in prison for stealing from a CEO who himself was stealing from a company. So in that way, Lang is a good thief.
The details about the story and its characters seem to be pouring in as of late. It may slow down as Marvel will want to switch gears to their other movie that comes out this year, which is much, much bigger, but don’t expect what’s above to be the last thing we hear on Ant-Man just yet.
Ant-Man will hit theaters July 17th, 2015. Directed by Peyton Reed starring Paul Rudd, Michael Douglass, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Michael Peña, Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, Wood Harris, Jordi Mollá, Haley Atwell, and John Slattery.