‘Ant-Man’ and ‘The Avengers 2′ Casts Invade Comic-Con 2014 [Photo Gallery]

Published 9 months ago by , Updated July 27th, 2014 at 9:11 am,

Comic Con 2014 Ant Man Photo Gallery Ant Man and The Avengers 2 Casts Invade Comic Con 2014 [Photo Gallery]

Marvel Studios rounded out the major film panels for Comic-Con 2014 and this year, like many of the studios developing comic book movie franchises, they didn’t announce or reveal as much as expected. They did however come with a big showcase, beginning with Ant-Man, a film that’s been a subject of uncertainty of rumors and headlines are much to go by.

With a release date set for next July (moved up from an original fall release date), Ant-Man was already supposed to be in production under the direction of Edgar Wright – who had been attached to the project for the better part of a decade and was the primary reason it was even being made by Marvel in the first place. Wright dropped out at the last minute because Marvel had different ideas for Ant-Man and in came Peyton Reed to take the director’s chair while Marvel sifted through multiple writer changes and additions.

Marvel Studios president of production Kevin Feige confirmed today during the Marvel Studios presentation at Hall  H in the San Diego Convention Center that Ant-Man begins shooting August 18, 2014 in Atlanta and is still on track for its July 2015 release. Marvel had debuted the first official concept art/poster for Ant-Man earlier at the convention and brought the core cast of the project on stage to confirm their roles and briefly talk about the project.

  • Paul Rudd plays Scott Lang, the new Ant-Man
  • Michael Douglas plays Hank Pym, the original Ant-Man
  • Evangeline Lilly plays Hope Pym, daughter of Hank.
  • Corey Stoll plays the villainous Darren Cross (Yellowjacket)

Even though the film hadn’t begun shooting, Marvel had Michael Douglas and Paul Rudd help put together a short teaser and you can read about that here. Before the cast came out to Hall H, they made a surprise appearance at the Marvel booth on the show floor and held an autograph session. Below are photos, which include a few cool shots of the Ant-Man costume helmet. No Lilly since her official casting was revealed later at the panel.


The headlining event however was for next May’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Director Joss Whedon had injured his leg and underwent surgery and therefore couldn’t fly out from London (where the film is being shot) to attend. The cast however, was there sans Scarlett Johansson who introduced The Avengers 2 teaser footage via a video shot on her smart phone. Read about the footage here.

The Age of Ultron cast also showed up at the Marvel booth on the Comic-Con show floor, creating a massive crowd, but pleasing fans lucky enough to get up close for an autograph, a quick chat and even a high-five for the little ones. Below are the photos:

And lastly, here’s the high-res official concept art poster for Ant-Man.

Ant Man Comic Con 2014 Exclusive Poster 570x877 Ant Man and The Avengers 2 Casts Invade Comic Con 2014 [Photo Gallery]

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Guardians of the Galaxy opens August 1, 2014The Avengers: Age of Ultron on May 1, 2015, Ant-Man on July 17, 2015, Captain America 3 on May 6 2016, and unannounced films for July 8 2016 and May 5 2017, Guardians of the Galaxy 2 on July 28 2017, November 3 2017, May 4 2018, July 6 2018, November 2 2018 and May 3 2019.

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  1. First, awesome. Cant wait

  2. Paul Bettany is taller in person. LOL at Ruffalo wearing Hulk mask.
    Speaking of Hulk, there’s 2 of them : Lou Ferrigno & Mark Ruffalo. The once and future Hulks.

    I envy the SR staffs. I heard that Stan Lee canceled his appearance at the last minute. Hope he’s alright.

    • Marry me Robin Scherbatsky !!

      • I second this.

    • Wouldn’t it be great if Ferrigno played Maestro in a Future Imperfect movie?

    • Haha I know right. The Vision’s taller than Thor!

  3. I know it’s like calling the sky blue but what a staggeringly beautiful woman Colbie Smulders is. It’s awesome that the fans get to interact with these guys especially the kids… 7 year old me would’ve died on the spot if I met Cap in person!

    • I thought those same exact things. Meeting Cap if I was a kid (he’s always been my favorite!)
      And just how beautiful Colbie Smulders is!!
      I was skeptical about her as Maria Hill. I love the character and don’t watch “How I Met Whoever.”
      But after watching her in Avengers and Cap 2 and on Hollywood Game Night, she’s one of my favorites in the MCU.

  4. Where is RDJ?

    • he didnt get paid enough to go to sdcc

      • Lol. But He was there dude, I saw him in a video.

        Why do you think he’s crazy about money? As far as I know, he hasn’t said a sing thing about it.

        • Single, no single.

          • I don’t know to be honest. my comment was more of a joke than anything. I figured it could have been a conflict with his new movie the judge but that seems to be coming out in a few months.

        • Actually he did bring up money on stage.

  5. Joss whedon, get well soon!

  6. The only one looking buff is old ass Lou Ferrigno! Did all the Avengers quit working out after filming? Lol…

  7. I loved seeing the Ant Man pics where they had the beautifully created original Cybernetic Helmet. I hope they are going to be using that at some point inthe movie. I mean why bother making such a masterpiece if they weren’t going to use it at all. It looks much better than the one in the poster and the one they had on display. The original one is perfectly designed.

  8. Who took these photos, Stevie Wonder??

  9. This cast looks like so much fun. I love the energy. And Olsen & Kick-Ass fit in nicely.
    I still can’t believe she’s an Olsen!?

  10. Has anyone seen the supposedly leaked photo of The Thing from the Fantastic Four Reboot.

    • yeah. what you think of it?

    • Yeah, I mentioned it in a comment last night but apparently, no one else had seen it from the lack of reaction or comment in response.

      I like it myself. I’ve said before, I was never a fan of the FF but that prop Thing head and shoulders looked pretty great.

      • I saw it the other day but I’m not sure how I feel about it so I haven’t commented on it yet.
        The size, color and texture work for me but I’m just hoping the eyes are different after post-production.

    • Definitely has the classic Thing face, right?

      • Just realized this… But was there nothing for the Fantastic Four movie at Comic Con? Cast appearances, panel, etc.

  11. am i the only one,but i didn’t see RDJ in any of these signings???? but he was on stage with the crew.

    • RDJ (and Feige) was doing interview in a separate outlet, he’s not present for the signing :)

    • Correct. He wasn’t at the signings before the panel.

  12. I get now why Ben has spoken about his love for Elizabeth Olsen so much now! Wow, she’s so beautiful.

  13. Last year, while attending comic con I decided not to do the Saturday Hall H line because I had camped out the night before to see Spider-man. While in the exhibit hall, Marvel gave out some really cool stuff that I was able to get my hands on. I even saw Haley Atwell face to face. This year, because I was in the hall on Saturday, I missed out on all the amazing poster giveaways. Can’t complain because I got to see the footage, but it’s really cool for the people in the exhibit hall who were able to get their autographs.

  14. They haven’t shot a single frame of Ant Man and these guys are shooting autographs like they’re adored for their upcoming roles already. I hate this level of nerdhood.

  15. I don’t know too much about Ant-Man to be excited for it. I’ll just wait until an official trailer comes out next year to determine if I want to see it. I’m more excited knowing that Ant-Man and The Wasp will be in Avengers 3, as well as Dr. Strange and hopefully Black Panther, The Falcon and Ms. Marvel. What a sick Avengers team.

    But Avengers: Age of Ultron will OWN the box office next year. I wonder if they’ll reach the $1 billion mark again. If they do that would be soooo dope!

  16. Ant-Man costume may not look exactly canon-traditional, but still does look good. Still want to see Pym as Goliath, though. Plus add Wasp in as well.