Marvel’s upcoming standalone superhero film Ant-Man raised a few wry smiles earlier this year when a poster emerged that showed the ant-sized version of Ant-Man to scale. Here at Screen Rant we love collecting the best and worst movie posters around, and with the busy summer release schedule now upon us there will be plenty of new one-sheets to look forward to.
Case in point, this week brought a new poster for Ant-Man that featured the full main cast; an explosive poster for action sequel London Has Fallen; and a motion poster with audio (which is different from a regular video teaser for mysterious reasons known only to movie marketing departments) for ghost horror Insidious: Chapter 3.
Ant-Man stars Michael Douglas and Paul Rudd as two generations of the superhero Ant-Man, who uses a special suit to shrink himself down to the size of an insect and has a cybernetic helmet that allows him to communicate with ants. Even in his minuscule size he retains the same strength as a full-sized man, which means that the little guy can pack quite a punch.
The new poster for Ant-Man places Hank Pym and Scott Lang around the suit alongside the other prominent cast members, including Evangeline Lilly as Hank’s daughter, Hope Van Dyne, and Corey Stoll as the Hank’s competitor and the film’s antagonist, Darren Cross (a.k.a. Yellowjacket). Supporting cast members Bobby Cannavale and Michael Peña are also featured.
We’ve yet to even see a trailer for London Has Fallen – the sequel to Olympus Has Fallen – and this poster doesn’t give away much, though it does continue the theme of famous political landmarks being destroyed. This time it’s the Palace of Westminster’s Elizabeth Tower – or, to use its more commonly used name, Big Ben. In the background of the poster fires can be seen springing up over other parts of the London borough, suggesting that the challenge faced by Gerard Butler and Aaron Eckhart won’t be quite so contained this time.
Insidious: Chapter 3 sees Insidious 1 & 2 screenwriter Leigh Whannell take the director’s chair for the first time, as the series focuses on a new family: a widowed father (Dermot Mulroney) and his wheelchair-bound teenage daughter (Stefanie Scott), who becomes the target of malevolent spirits after trying to make contact with her deceased mother.
Insidious: Chapter 3 arrives in theaters on June 5th, 2015, followed by Ant-Man on July 17th and London Has Fallen on October 2nd.
Source: Marvel Studios, Focus Features