Believe it or not, somewhere one Earth Marvel’s Ant man is somebody’s favorite Avenger. With Avenger mania sweeping the planet (and draining wallets everywhere) Marvel Studios is fully aware that Ant Man has the potential to be HUGE (see what I did there). Scott Pilgrim director Edgar Wright will soon be bringing us the misadventures of Hank Pym, also known as the Ant Man. Considering Mr. Wright has consitantly given us cinematic gold, we have high hopes for the Ant Man franchise. Now, last we heard there is no solid plan to bring Edgar Wright’s Ant Man into the current Avengers film universe, but if we whine enough we may get our way. More importantly however are the following questions. Who exactly is the Ant Man? And, who is the perfect actor to portray the super genius Hank Pym?
If you’re anything like me you probably have some fond childhood memories of flipping through the pages of your favorite hero’s adventures. If you’re also like me then next probably came a time in your life when you either couldn’t or wouldn’t find the time for comics anymore. You know, life happens. Well now I find myself in a position to get back into one of my favorite hobbies, only its a little overwhelming when you walk into your favorite comic store and see things like X-men #374 or Avengers #278. I mean I have no idea what has been happening in the worlds of my favorite Marvel superheroes (I know, my bad).
But now the answer may be here in the form of the Marvel Now! new Number Ones. It’s a reboot of sorts for pretty much all of the most popular Marvel characters, including Hulk, Ironman, Capt. America, even Deadpool and plenty more! I wouldn’t call it a new origin story for everyone or anything like that (Seriously, we all know how Spiderman got his powers by now). Actually it’s nothing like that. It’s more like each character is starting a new chapter of their own story in a way that’s great for new or returning readers to pick up. Altogether, their will be 27 Number Ones as part of the Marvel Now! campaign. (http://marvel.com/marvelnow?nav=1) so chances are you’re favorite characters are involved.
What’s more is some things have changed in the Marvel ‘verse in the past year. The events of the fantastic ‘AvX’ (Avengers vs. X-men) series, a 12 issues series that I whole heartedly recommend to any past, current, or future Marvel fan (you should be able to find it in its second printing out now), have left their very lasting marks on everyone across the board. And I do mean everyone. Which is why in addition to the character reboots there is a totally new series titled “Uncanny Avengers”. If you know much about the X-men and the Avengers then you know this is huge. If not you’ll just have to trust me.
So what are you waiting for? You know you loved The Avengers on the big screen. Now you can continue that adventure with them every week!