Marketing for Ant Man has started to ramp up, with the release of three new posters – with more than a small reference to the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The new images show the minuscule superhero standing on Iron Man, Thor’s trusty hammer Mjölnir and Captain America’s ever-present shield.
There has been a recent noticeable shift in focus where it comes to the promotion of Marvel’s latest film, with TV spots strongly emphasising the presence of the Avengers in the larger universe, whereas early on it appeared that Marvel were going to keep Ant Man as a separate, standalone character.
The character has also been confirmed to appear in Captain America: Civil War next year.
Ant Man stars Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly and Corey Stoll, and will release on July 17.