Marvel's New 'Ant-Man' Poster Keeps The Avengers Out Of The Spotlight

I hope you're wearing a cup, Paul.

Anyone nursing an "Avengers: Age of Ultron" hangover, the only cure is more Marvel — and we have just the ticket, in the form of a brand new poster for "Ant-Man."

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That's right, "Ant-Man" is still a thing that's happening, starring Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas and everything! Hank Pym and Scott Lang make their Marvel Studios debuts later this summer, both of them inhabiting different generations of the size-changing superhero.

A quick glance at the poster might not seem to tell you much, but here, have a closer look:

  1. Who needs Earth's mightiest heroes?

    The top of the poster calls out Star-Lord and friends, not Captain America's crew. Interesting choice, given the fact that "Age of Ultron" just made all the money in the world. But it's a smart choice, too, if Marvel wants to distance "Ant-Man" from the arguably overstuffed "Avengers" epic in favor of something a bit more oddball, like "Guardians." It's a small thing (as is appropriate with Ant-Man), but it might tell you a whole lot about this movie's tone.

  2. Ant-Man is nuts.

    As in, he's about to jump up and punch himself in the groin if he's not careful.

  3. I am Michael Peña.

    And Michael Peña is me. Specifically, he's tossing out the same sweet "ayyyyy" look that I'm sporting in my sweet author picture, seen at the end of this post.

Okay, so the poster DOESN'T tell you much about "Ant-Man," beyond the fact that it stars a whole mess of brilliant and beautiful people, assuming we can see them through the San Francisco fog. For those of you who need a little more, here's the synopsis:

The next evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings a founding member of The Avengers to the big screen for the first time with Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man.” Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

The world meets "Ant-Man" on July 17.