With its summer 2015 release date fast approaching, Marvel is prepping “Ant-Man” to be a licensed product juggernaut in the vein of 2014’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” — and Comic Book Movie has found the first piece of “Ant-Man” promotional art that will surely appear on everything from posters to party plates next year. The image features Ant-Man and Yellowjacket posing on opposite sides of the film’s logo, allowing the characters to show off their Marvel Cinematic Universe makeovers.
The image gives us our first clear look at the Yellowjacket armor; a blurrier version was previously posted to a Facebook fan page from Latin America. The armor features the character’s yellow and black color scheme and adds on a few extra arms. Yellowjacket was originally depicted in the “Avengers” comics as a more aggressive alter ego for Hank Pym. The film version of the character will be played by Corey Stoll (“House of Cards”) and feature the character Darren Cross — a minor Marvel villain that menaced Scott Lang in his debut appearance as Ant-Man — in the armor.
CBM found the image over at Aykroyd & Sons, a UK nightwear and swimwear provider that specializes in character-based products. Other recently acquired licenses touted alongside “Ant-Man” include “Jurassic World” and “LEGO Mixels.” As it’s a newly acquired license, the “Ant-Man” portfolio page is blank, making the banner image above the only piece of promo art currently available.
“Ant-Man” opens on July 17, 2015.