Ant-Man sitting atop one of Hawkeye’s arrows, about to be fired into battle – how cool does that sound? Exactly. New artwork just released by the social media page of Hablemos de Marvel showcases just such an image (below the break) from the forthcoming Captain America: Civil War and is driving Scott Lang groupies into ever-increasing levels of fan-gasm. Of course Marvel releases artwork all the time that never makes the cut to the finished film but every now and again a visualization crops up that has junkies demanding it be followed through.
The latest promo art is a recreation of the memorable comic book cover for The Avengers #223 (above), which was published in September of 1982.
Civil War is increasingly shaping up to be Avengers 3 with all the gang bar Thor and Hulk present as well as including Paul Bettany as The Vision, Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch, giving us our first look at Tom Holland’s Spider-Man and introducing Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa/Black Panther, Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter/Agent 13, Daniel Brühl as Baron Helmut Zemo and Frank Grillo as Brock Rumlow/Crossbones. Phew.
That’s quite a line-up and returning Captain America scribes Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely and directors Anthony and Joe Russo will have to have worked hard for it not to feel crowded and have any characters lost in the action, regardless of size.
There’s also promotional artwork of Ant-Man riding a flying ant and Natasha Romanoff wielding her electroshock weapons, Black Widow’s Bite.
Check out the promotional artwork (via Hablemos de Marvel) below:
After yet another international incident involving the Avengers results in still more collateral damage, pressure mounts to install a level of political accountability on our team, a decision that fractures the superhero unit straight down the middle, pitting ‘Cap directly against Tony Stark/Shellhead. From what we’ve seen already, Ant-Man is firmly on Cap’s side and the artwork seems to confirm this.
With a May 6 2016 release date there’s plenty more promo stuff to come for Captain America: Civil War, kicking off Marvel’s ambitious and highly-anticipated Phase 3, ten movie run.
Following is Doctor Strange November 4, 2016 followed by Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which starts filming soon for a May 5, 2017 release, followed by Thor: Ragnarok on November 3, 2017. Black Panther lands February 16, 2018, followed by Avengers: Infinity War Part I on May 3, 2018 and Ant-Man and the Wasp on July 6, 2018. Completing Phase 3 is Captain Marvel (March 8, 2019), Avengers: Infinity War – Part II (May 3, 2019) and finally Inhumans (July 12, 2019).