Wait, what??? NOOOO!!! We just met Ant-Man!! What do you mean he ‘takes an arrow’?? Please tell me he takes the train, or the bus…NOT AN ARROW!! What about his daughter?? What about poor Cassie Lang?? What about…? Okay, Okay, enough with the disingenuous wordplay; firstly, replace the word ‘takes’ with ‘rides’ and then take a look at Ant-Man’s precarious position in this newly released Captain America: Civil War promo art.
This new piece of Civil War promo art, courtesy of our friends at Hablemos de Marvel, features an incredible image of Scott Lang, aka Ant-Man, resting atop the tip of what appears to be an especially incendiary arrow. If fact, his presence on said arrow magnifies its incendiary qualities by a factor of 1000! Explosive arrow? Check. Super-powered, ant-sized co-pilot able to kick tanks over goal posts, shooting up your nose and karate-kicking your frontal lobe? Check and CHECK! Oh, and something worth noting: we’ve seen this image, or something very much like it, in the canonical pages of classic Avengers comic books. Case in point, Avengers #223!
Marvel’s been doing this a lot lately, reproducing classic comic book scenes through pieces of contemporary promotional art. Needless to say, I’m scarfing it down without utensils, licking my bib and begging for more!
And as interesting/amazing as the above-mentioned, fresh-faced homage piece is, there’s more where that came from. Check it out!
Looks like we have Black Widow in her TRON-inspired uniform wielding electrified escrima sticks, crashing through a window and, against all rational thought, ending up in the dreaded, ideological crossfire zone located between Iron Man and Captain America. Yikes!
And look! More Ant-Man! Wait, is that…is that Antony? Antony, is that (*sniff-sniff*) you? I know it can’t be, but maybe…No, it isn’t. AHEM! Sorry, Antony’s death in Ant-Man rattled me a little. Anyway, it’s Ant-Man and the Falcon in some more Civil War promo art. YAY!
Captain America: Civil War debuts May 6, 2016, starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Chadwick Boseman, Emily VanCamp, Daniel Brühl, Frank Grillo, William Hurt, and Martin Freeman. WARNING: This film is completely devoid of Stormtroopers (unless you count Hydra), BB-8, Kylo Ren, Rey, Finn and a red-armed C3-PO. Nope, none of that here.