Marvel’s Ant-Man has just unveiled some incredible new art from the upcoming webseries debuting next month on Disney XD. For comic diehards, Ant-Man is a name long-associated with the Avengers. As a founding member, the hero has had a huge impact on the comic book universe, in both his Hank Pym and Scott Lang iterations. To the wider public, however, he was still a relatively obscure hero until Peyton Reed and Paul Rudd brought him to life in the MCU. And while his popularity hasn’t necessarily skyrocketed, the character has been able to find a new audience thanks to the success of Ant-Man.
Like Lang and his costumed alter-ego, Rocket and Groot have became a merchandising dream for Marvel since the adorable characters debuted in Guardians of the Galaxy. The film franchise’s success has allowed the characters to pop up across games and TV, and they recently even gained their own series of shorts online. Animated by Passion Pictures, the duo’s various comic incarnations were merged into a fun aesthetic as they tooled around the galaxy. Now, the same team will be turning their attention onto Ant-Man.
EW has debuted the poster and two images from the upcoming webseries Marvel’s Ant-Man. All told, it will have 6 episodes, two minutes in length, that will air on June 10 and 11. Check out the art below:
The work is certainly eye-catching, blending a certain retro cool into Ant-Man and infusing the animation with a pop-art vibe. The result is Roy Lichtenstein meets Steve Ditko and Jack Kirby, something Marvel fans will certainly be excited by. The shorts will see Lang spending time with his daughter while also fighting enemies like Yellowjacket alongside the Wasp and original Ant-Man Hank Pym. All in all, it’ll be a nice set-up for next year’s Ant-Man & the Wasp.
Passion Pictures is well-known for helping to bring the Gorillaz to life in their various shorts and videos, and directors Ugo Bienvenu and Kevin Manach look to have outdone themselves with Ant-Man. The six shorts will be each written by Brian Wysol, with Josh Keaton providing the voice for the titular role.
For Marvel fans, it marks another exciting endeavor that will allow audiences to further explore the heroes and villains from the comics in new forms of media. The shorts will also help promote the somewhat obscure characters to help boost the success of next year’s film.
Marvel’s Ant-Man will debut on Disney XD June 10th at 7:58 a.m. ET with ‘Science Fair,’ followed by ‘Alien Invasion’ at 11:58 a.m. and ‘Soup Time’ at 2:58 p.m. ‘Exterminator,’ ‘Proton Cube,’ and ‘Not a Date’ will air June 11th at 11:28 a.m., 5:28 p.m., and 8:58 p.m., respectively.