Is Edgar Wright breaking out the classic Ant-Man suit for Michael Douglas?

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Jan 31, 2014

Looks like Edgar Wright could be planning to hit us with a little '60s Ant-Man style.

After years of development, Wright's long-awaited Ant-Man film is finally emerging from the shadows and taking shape before our very eyes. The film's got two stars in Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas, a prime July 2015 release date, and a completed script. Now all that's left is to shoot the thing so we can finally see it, and luckily for us, that means we'll likely get some new glimpses of the film's look as production ramps up.

Of course, a big part of the fun of waiting for more Ant-Man developments is that Wright himself has so far been rather playful about it, dropping little teaser photos now and then to get us talking and get us excited. The week before we got the news that Douglas would play an older version of the first Ant-Man, Hank Pym, while Rudd would play the second Ant-Man, Scott Lang, Wright posted a screencap on his website from the Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes episode in which Lang first steals Pym's Ant-Man suit and becomes the diminutive superhero. Whether he was deliberately pointing us toward the eventual Scott Lang announcement or just having a laugh, it's enough to make us sit up and pay attention any time Wright posts something that could be Ant-Man-related.

With that in mind, it was a little exciting to see this image pop up on Wright's website this week.

The picture is (perhaps deliberately) low-def, but it seems to show two Ant-Man miniatures (an image from just a few days earlier shows a much more nondescript miniature figure standing in a miniature hallway) at two different scales. The face certain has similar structure to Douglas', and the color scheme and design look very much like Pym's original Ant-Man costume. 

So, what can we learn from this? Well, perhaps nothing, but given that Wright has spoken in the past about his desire to kick off his movie with a portrayal of Pym having adventures as Ant-Man in the '60s, this could be a hint that we will indeed see Pym in action in his classic costume, and in two different sizes to boot. And, given that Wright teased a Scott Lang development a week before the Scott Lang news hit, the timing of this teaser could also mean we'll see an official costume reveal soon. That's just little old me speculating, though, so don't get your hopes up.

Ant-Man hits theaters July 17, 2015. 

(Edgar Wright via Comic Book Movie)

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